The El Galeon, a 16th-century  Spanish galleon replica, sits idle in the Savannah River off River Street in downtown Savannah, Ga., on Oct. 5, 2015. The Santa Elena Foundation is working to bring the ship to Beaufort next year for the 450th anniversary celebration of Pedro Menendez de Aviles' landing in Port Royal.
The El Galeon, a 16th-century Spanish galleon replica, sits idle in the Savannah River off River Street in downtown Savannah, Ga., on Oct. 5, 2015. The Santa Elena Foundation is working to bring the ship to Beaufort next year for the 450th anniversary celebration of Pedro Menendez de Aviles' landing in Port Royal. Drew Martin dmartin@islandpacket.com
The El Galeon, a 16th-century Spanish galleon replica, sits idle in the Savannah River off River Street in downtown Savannah, Ga., on Oct. 5, 2015. The Santa Elena Foundation is working to bring the ship to Beaufort next year for the 450th anniversary celebration of Pedro Menendez de Aviles' landing in Port Royal. Drew Martin dmartin@islandpacket.com

Casa of the brave? American history could have had a more Spanish flavor

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