Everyone breathed afresh and rejoiced at these signs.
The run until sunset was 27 leagues.
Of course this is so at odds with the dictates of modern science, history and archaeology that one would expect it to be rejected out of hand, as indeed it has been. This is not so easily done though with a landmark tower in Newport, Rhode Island. Curiously the tower is built in the style of a medieval look out and has been dated back to the fourteenth century. As if to emphasize its antiquity Italian navigator Giovanni de Verrazano recorded the tower whilst mapping the coastline in 1524, marking its location as an existing “Norman Villa”. Similar evidence can be found in Westford, Massachusetts, where a rock engraving can be found depicting a figure dressed like fourteenth century knight. Intriguingly the figure carries a shield portraying the emblem of a ship following a single star.
The land was first seen by a sailor named Rodrigo de Triana.
The fleet left a swath of terror in its wake, and had not yet arrived at its destination: the fort at La Villa de la Navidad. On November 28th, they arrived and looked for those 40 men left behind near Guacanagarís friendly village. The reception was different from what they envisioned.
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Columbus learned how to sail a wooden ship with sails. He learned about the winds and . He learned to navigate (find the way), by looking at the Sun and stars.
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Columbus went to live in Portugal. One story says he swam ashore after his ship was attacked by pirates! He and his brother Bartholomew made and sold maps.
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People in Europe wanted to find a new sea route east, to trade with Asia. They wanted to send ships to India, China and the East Indies.