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Christopher Columbus: Crossing the Atlantic (1492)

von Globetrotter am 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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Lisbon


Back in Europe on March 4, 1493

04. März 1493 @ 00:0038.709801°, -9.137900°
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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.

05. Dezember 1492 @ 00:0018.979000°, -68.477798°
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Cuba


Columbus explored the northeast coast of Cuba.

20. Oktober 1492 @ 00:0021.453100°, -76.508797°
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San Salvador (Guanahani)


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

12. Oktober 1492 @ 00:0024.100000°, -74.483330°
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Canary Islands


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

06. September 1492 @ 00:0028.502501°, -16.155399°
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Palos, Spain


Christoph Columbus started his journey on August 3, 1492.

03. August 1492 @ 00:0037.230900°, -6.907300°
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