Vasco Nunez de Balboa

By Grace S

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Vasco Nunez de Balboa is an explorer's. He was the first European to go to the pacific ocean through panama on a ship. After he did that he explored the coast

of what is now Columbia, but when they went to columbia they lacked people to make a settlement which made them have barley any shelter.

His Life Outside of Exploring

Vasco Nunez de balboa was born in 1475. One day he got into debt and fled into hiding on one of his ships. His father was a knight. Was wealthy and noble at one point. In 1502 both of their ships so they had to abandon ship and swim to the beaches of Haiti where they were accused of stealing their goods. Balboa became an apprentice to a local lord

Past vs present

They use to have wooden boats and now we use fiber glass. Also they only used boats and wagons horse drawn. Now we have planes, cars, boats, and trains. They used to take along time to get to places they used to be days and days. Now it only take about a few hours.

Vasco Nunez de Balboa