Come Across The Sea With ME
By Christopher C. and Kevin P.
New Places New Things
Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) was a navigator, colonizer, and explorer. Although he was not the first European explorer to reach the Americas, Columbus' voyages led to general European awareness of the hemisphere and the successful establishment of European cultures in the New World.
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Columbus's navigational log has been lost for a long time, so it is unclear exactly which Bahamian island Columbus set foot on first.
christopher columbus info #1
Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) was an Italian explorer who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, hoping to find a route to India (in order to trade for spices). He made a total of four trips to the Caribbean and South America during the years 1492-1504.
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Columbus sailed for King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella of Spain. On his first trip, Columbus led an expedition with three ships, the Niña (captained by Vincete Yanez Pizon), the Pinta (owned and captained by Martin Alonzo Pinon), and the Santa Maria (captained by Columbus), and about 90 crew members. They set sail on Aug. 3, 1492 from Palos, Spain, and on October 11, 1492, spotted the Caribbean islands off southeastern North America. They landed on an island they called Guanahani, but Columbus later renamed it San Salvador. They were met by the local Taino Indians, many of whom were captured by Columbus' men and later sold into slavery. Columbus thought he had made it to Asia, and called this area the Indies, and called its inhabitants Indians.