By: Kaycie Howerton

Explorers facts

Christopher Columbus

-Marco Polo inspired him.

-Columbus was good at Exploring and Navigating.

-The Spanish Monarchy financed his voyages.

-When he arrived at the 'New World' it was in the Bahamas.

Vasco de Gama

-Gama sailed to india

-In 1498 he begun his voyage

-He traveled 24,000 miles.

-He started with 54 men

-He ended up with 170


-He studied mapmaking and navigation

-1st taste of travel was in a large fleet & combat to East Africa

-He found a passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific