What kind of ship was La Belle?

What kind of ship was La Belle?

barque longue
La Belle was one of Robert de La Salle’s four ships when he explored the Gulf of Mexico with the ill-fated mission of starting a French colony at the mouth of the Mississippi River in 1685….La Belle (ship)

Type barque longue
Tonnage 40–45
Length 54 ft 4 in (16.56 m)

What was La Belle made of?

bronze cannon
Make sure to see the bronze cannon with lifting handles shaped like dolphins. It was this cannon with its unique design that convinced archaeologists that the ship they had discovered submerged in the mud of Matagorda Bay was indeed La Belle.

Where is the La Belle ship now?

The ship instead sailed into Matagorda Bay, only to sink in 1686 where it was found 300 years later and underwent an extraordinary excavation and preservation beginning in 1995. La Belle now is at the center of the Museum’s first-floor exhibition La Belle: The Ship That Changed History.

How did the La Belle sink?

When a severe storm grounded the ship during the winter of 1686 and a second storm a few days later caused the ship to sink further into the soft sediments of Matagorda Bay, La Belle had to be abandoned and its life ended after only two years of service.

Is La Belle a real town?

La Belle (also known as Labelle) is a ghost town in Taos County, New Mexico, United States. It is located approximately eight miles northeast of Red River.

Is Roy Goode a real person?

Sir Royston Miles “Roy” Goode Kt QC FBA (born 6 April 1933) is an academic commercial lawyer in the United Kingdom. He founded the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. He was awarded the OBE in 1972 followed by the CBE in 1994 before being knighted for services to academic law in 2000.

What is a fun fact about Robert De La Salle?

René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle was an explorer best known for leading an expedition down the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. He claimed the region watered by the Mississippi and its tributaries for France and named it Louisiana after King Louis XIV.