Pinta's captain decided to leave to seek his own fortune and bought the ship and crew with him.
Niña survived the voyage and made some more travels over the Atlantic. In 1501 she made a trading voyage to the Pearl Coast and there is no further log of her.
Santa Maria ran aground off the present-day site of Môle Saint-Nicolas, Haiti on December 25, 1492, and was lost. Realizing that the ship was beyond repair, Columbus ordered his men to strip the timbers from the ship. The timbers from the ship were later used to build Môle Saint-Nicolas, which was originally called La Navidad (Christmas) because the wreck occurred on Christmas Day.