Christopher Columbus

Columbus Took Sail From Shore in 1494

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus was born October,31,1451 in Genoa, Italy. He first discovered the sea as a teenager doing trading voyages, one of his voyages took him to the island of Khios which brought him the closets he would ever get to Asia. His first voyage to go to the Atlantic Ocean almost got him killed his ship was attacked by French privateers of the coast of Portugal. Columbus sailed in more expeditions and gained knowledge about the sea. Columbus then wanted to do a three ship expedition to find Asia and he wanted King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella too fund it. In 1486 He asked them to fund it but he got rejected, then in August of 1492 they decided the would fund the expedition. Columbus sailed on the Santa Maria the biggest ship and after about 36 days of sailing they found land. They land they found was the Bahamas which he mistook for Spain, he also found a Native American tribe who they traded with. He returned to Spain in 1493 and then in 1502 he asked King Ferdinand for one more voyage which will be his last, he had and unsuccessful voyage and had a rescue party come get him and his crew in 1504. 2 years later Columbus died in 1506.

Journal Entry

It was August, 3, 1492 when I set sail from Spain to find a water route to Asia. I was on the ship known as the Santa Maria when on a long journey for 2 months me and my crew finally found land, we arrived on the land and called in San Salvador. We then left the island and for about 5 months we studied parts of the Caribbean. When I arrived back in Spain I wrote a letter to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella the two people who funded my expedition. I asked King Ferdinand for one more expedition in 1502 and he accepted my request. My expedition failed and I then returned back in 1504.