Christopher Columbus: Crossing the Atlantic (1492)

by Globetrotter on 14 April 2007EN
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On August 3, 1492 Christopher Columbus departed from Palos (Spain) with three ships to find a new sea route to China and India which were important trading partners for Europe. As everyone knows Columbus didn't reach India - he discovered a "new world".

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1254
Lisbon

Back in Europe on March 4, 1493

1253
Hisbaniola (Haiti, Dominican Republic)

By December 5, 1492 columbus explored the northern coast of Hisbaniola. His ship - Santa Maria - ran aground on Christmas morning 1492.

1252
Cuba

Columbus explored the northeast coast of Cuba.

1246
San Salvador (Guanahani)

After five weeks on sea, land was sighted on October 12, 1492.

1251
Canary Islands

Provisions, repairs of the ships. On September 6, 1492 he started sailing across the ocean.

1245
Palos, Spain

Christoph Columbus started his journey on August 3, 1492.

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