"She say Columbus come here in boats call the Neater, the Peter, and the Santomareater."
Public DomainBoat - Credit: Genny Anderson
Christopher Columbus sailed in three boats: Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. The Santa Maria was named after the Port of Saint Mary in Spain. 'Pinta'  means 'the painted one' and was probably a nickname given to the ship. 'Nina' means 'girl' and was originally called Santa Clara.