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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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Back in Europe on March 4, 1493

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.


Columbus explored the northeast coast of Cuba.

San Salvador (Guanahani)

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

Canary Islands

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

Palos, Spain

Christoph Columbus started his journey on August 3, 1492.

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