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Columbus Monument

Columbus Monument

This monument to Columbus landfall is located at Long Bay, so named for Columbus long boat. This is the point where he came ashore. A monument placed on the floor of the ocean in Long Bay marks the exact spot where Columbus dropped anchor on October 12th, 1492. On the beach, a simple white cross commemorates the first land discovered in the West Indies. This location is based on the scholarship of Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison whose expedition in 1940 charted the course of Columbus from the Old World to the New. The cross, erected by Columbian historian Ruth D. Wolper and the people of San Salvador in 1956, is the most photographed spot on the island.

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Queens Highway, Cockburn Town, Long Bay