The bell of La Verdad finally arrives

The bell of La Verdad being held up by the ship's captain (on the right) to the mayor of Santa Cruz de La Palma (on the left) on the Santa Maria.
The Bell of La Verdad at last

I saw the handover ceremony on Thursday evening. They did a good job, bringing an honour guard in 15th century dress.

The families of the original builder, owner and captains went onto the ship, together with local politicians and people from the naval museum. Speeches were made and the bell formally handed over from the ship’s captain (on the right) to the mayor of Santa Cruz (on the left).

The mayor of Santa Cruz de La Palma (left) and the island's president (right) caryring the bell off the ship.
The mayor of Santa Cruz de La Palma (left) and the island’s president (right) caryring the bell off the ship.

The bell was actually carried off the ship by the island’s president and the mayor of Santa Cruz.



And then the honour guard carried it in state to the other Santa Maria, the naval museum. Unfortunately I had to leave before it arrived.

The bell of La Verdad being carried to the naval museum at Santa Cruz de La Palma
The bell of La Verdad being carried to the naval museum

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