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The Garden Route - Maritime Museum - Mossel Bay, South Africa
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
S 34° 10.823 E 022° 08.541
34H E 605272 N 6217253
Quick Description: Mossel Bay's Maritime Museum houses a replica of the Caravel in which Bartolomeu Dias became the first European navigator to round the cape, and which he sailed into Mossel Bay for the first time on 3 February, 1488.
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Date Posted: 11/22/2013 7:30:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMJJ21
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
The Maritime Museum is one of the museums of the Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex in Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa.

A life-size replica of the Bartolomeu Dias Caravel was built in Portugal and sailed to Mossel Bay in 1988 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the landing of the original Dias Caravel, sailed by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488. Visitors may board the 130 ton ship and explore the intricate wooden decks. The replica was named Bartolomeu Dias after the Portuguese explorer.

The Maritime Museum has collections of model ships, maps, diaporamas and paintings depicting the age of sail and exploration along the Western Cape coastline.

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Official Name: The Garden Route

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