Thursday, September 27, 2012

Columbus Landfall 520 in San Salvador


SAN SALVADOR, Bahamas - The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is pleased to announce the Columbus Landfall 520 in San Salvador which is set to take place on Discovery Weekend, October 11th-13th.

The Landfall Park (at the Long Bay Site), a ten-acre site rich in archaeological artifacts, is the first landfall of Christopher Columbus in the "New World." On October 12,1492, after 33 days at sea, Columbus landed probably at beautiful Fernandez Bay (Long Bay). A simple white cross, erected in 1956 by Mrs. Ruth D. Wolper, commemorates the historic event. Also on this site is the Mexican Monument which housed the Olympic flame in 1968 on its journey from Greece to Mexico City.

This fun-filled family event will feature:

* Featuring: Ira Storr & The Spank Band
* Columbus Historical tour
* Landfall Canoe Race
* Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Band

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