- The name Altamora shows up in some very odd places. It is the name of a town in the Azores. It is a name for a village in Portugal. It is connected with lodestone compass artifacts found in a cave in New York. It is said to be the name of the flag ship of Joao Corte Real.
It may also be connected to a brass ring found on a ships mask in Newfoundland.
Of all the places this name appears the most impotant in my opinion is the small copper plate which indicates the lat. and long. of the ship named Altamora resting place in the Atlantic. It also says the ship was subject to a storm.
After Portuguese Azore govenor and leader of The Knights of Christ, Joao Corte Real,s death, his sons took over the cod fishing industry operated by the family. When the oldest son Casper did not return from fishing in 1501 his younger brother Michel sailed in 1502 to find Casper. The only recorded results of these brothers is found on Dighton rock on the east coast and has been dated to 1511.
Attached is a page from a paper I posted in Migration and diffusion about two years ago. which related to the potential west boundary of Vinland. Note: The kansas city rune stone has been proven to date after 1888 and is not related to the boundary marker as originally thought.
( In 1472 Joao Vaz Corte Real, a Portuguese nobleman with nautical skills and experience in the cod fishing industry and holding a high office in The Knights of Christ met with King Alfonso VI ofPortugal and Danish King Christian I of Denmark in the city of Sagres, Portugal for a joint treaty to explore the unclaimed lands to the west as far as the eye could see (90 degrees to the west), in the name of Portugal and establish a joint venture in the cod fishing industry. The Kings mothers were sisters from the house of Lancaster of England.
Three Danish ships whose pilots were two Germans, Pining and Pothorst and one Norwegian, Johan Scolp were to be led by Joao Vaz Corte Real.
After their return in the same year 1472, Pining was made Governor of Iceland, Pothorst was made Govemor of Frisian Islands, Johan Scolp became a noted geographer and Joao Vaz Corte Real was given Govemorship of Terceira in the Azores. The Regal Treaty made in Sagres, Portugal also gave Joao Vaz Corte Real Governorship of all new unclaimed lands to the west as far as the eye could see.
Note: A magnetic declination line 90 Degrees west of the magnetic declination line at Sagres, Portugal is a magnetic declination line that is common to the Roseau, Minnesota rune stone, The Kensington, Minnesota rune stone, and the Heavener, Oklahoma rune stone. )