Christopher Columbus and Christmas
On Christmas Eve in 1492, the Santa Maria came aground on a reef off the coast of the island Columbus named La Española; or as we know it - Hispaniola. That left 39 men too many to board the La Niña for the voyage back to Spain. Thus was the founding of the first Spanish outpost in the new world on Christmas Day, 1492 – Villa de la Navidad; the town of Christmas.
From the Officers and Board of Directors of the National Christopher Columbus Association, We wish all a very Blessed Christmas and a peaceful and happy in the New Year.
J.P. McCusker, President
Tom Hogan, Past President
Peter Davio, Vice President
Henry Rackowski. Treasurer
Steve Upton, Secretary