A replica of Columbus's "Santa Maria" at Barcelona, July 1978
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She was built in 1952, the first replica of the “Santa Maria” to be built. In the late 1980s three unsuccessful attempts were made by Catalan separatists to destroy her by arson. After a fourth & last attempt in May 1990 it was considered too expensive to have her restored. According to one report she was “secretly” towed out to sea & sunk northeast of Barcelona, somewhere between Arenys and Canet.