In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The even skin of the carvel hull enabled shipwrights to cut gunports close to the waterline.
- Its tall twin bell towers were the first sign of port for the caravels making the long voyage from Lisbon, Africa or Macau.
- Nine years later his caravels were wrecked at Puerto Bueno - the present Dry Harbour.
- Square-rigged sails were particularly effective on the lighter ships known as caravels, which is why the Nina and Pinta were apt choices for Columbus's first voyage.
- One theory has it as the hulk of a Portuguese caravel wrecked here in the 1560s.
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