Travelling to america for the first time

How many voyages did Christopher Columbus make?


Moreover, the Admiral kept two records of the distances traveled day by day. On the 10th, for example, Columbus told his men that they had sailed 44 leagues [about 245 kilometers], when in fact that day’s voyage had been 59 leagues [almost 329 kilometers], the greatest distance traveled in one day’s sailing during the entire voyage. The purpose of this double counting was not to frighten the crew too much, a tactic that almost failed that October 10. The voyage continued in a tense atmosphere.

Discovery of America

They left on April 3, 1502 from the port of Seville for Puebla Vieja,[7] descending the Guadalquivir with the ships. Once there, the Adelantado decided to take the ships to Cadiz to finish preparing them and Columbus moved to Seville to take care of the crew and ammunition. Columbus later left for Cadiz to complete the arming of the flotilla. They sailed from Cádiz on May 11.[4][2][3][3][3][3][3][3][3][3][3][3

They set course south along the coast of Africa towards the Canary Islands. En route to the Canary Islands Columbus learned that the Moors had encircled the Portuguese fortress of Arcila, on the coast of Morocco, and he wanted to rescue it but it was not necessary because when they arrived the siege had already been lifted.

Columbus was still without permission to disembark, so he headed for Jamaica to resupply and then followed the coast of Cuba and then headed west towards the Caribbean waters that had not yet been explored.

In May 1504 there was a battle between the men loyal to Columbus and those loyal to the Porras brothers, in which there was a sword fight between Bartholomew Columbus and Francisco de Porras. Bartolomé Colón beat Francisco but spared his life. Thus, the mutiny ended.

First voyage of Christopher Columbus summary

The remaining theories of pre-Columbian contacts are highly speculative, and lack scientific consensus.[29][30] There has been speculation about a possible African origin of the Olmec people,[31][32] a hypothesis of racist origin[33][34] based on the supposed “negroid” features of some Olmec sculptures,[33] and which was later embraced by certain Afrocentrist currents. [35] Genetic evidence has shown that Olmec populations are not related to African populations,[36] and the supposed anthropological evidence has been described as based on “superficial judgments and erroneous conclusions. “[37] There has also been speculation of pre-Columbian contacts by Chinese,[38][39] Japanese,[40][41] Indian,[42] Phoenician,[43] Egyptian,[44] Roman,[45] Celtic,[46] Jewish,[47] Arab [48][49] navigators or explorers,[50] and African travelers from the Mali empire. None of these hypotheses has a scientific consensus, and they are usually considered as pseudo-archaeology and pseudo-history.[29][30]

How Europeans arrived in the Americas

Which island will you stay on? It is an archipelago of more than 700 islands, but since only 24 are inhabited, the options are ostensibly reduced: San Salvador, also known as Watling Island, happens to be the island where Columbus arrived and is famous for its beaches; as a curiosity, on this island you will find an underwater monument in the place where La Pinta is supposed to have dropped anchor for the first time upon her arrival in the Bahamas; next to San Salvador is Cat Island, which until 1925 happened to be San Salvador, the island where Columbus arrived.

Rate this post