Explorers Heroes

Christopher Columbus

by Mike from Wheeling

My hero is Christopher Columbus. He sailed the ocean blue in 1492. He was born between the 25 of Aug and the 30 of Oct . In 1473 he started his apprenticeship as a business agent for an important Centurione. The Europeans thought that the world was flat but Christopher Columbus said it was round. After a lot of research he decided to explore to find out himself.

In Christopher Columbus's first voyage on Aug 3, 1492 it took him one year to sail from Palos de la frontera. He left with three ships and the lead one was called Santa Maria. His first stop was on Canary Island. He departed on the 6 of Sept. He finally stopped on San Salvador which is now known as the Bahamas. He entered the harbour of Palos de la Frontera on March 15 1493.

Christopher Columbus's second voyage was in Sept 24 1493. He departed on the 24 of September from Cadiz (modern Spain) to find new territories. He left with 17 ships and about 1200 men to colonize the region. On the 13 of October his ships left the Canary Island as they did in the first voyage. On November 3, 1493 Columbus sighted a rugged island that he later named Dominica (Latin for Sunday).

In Christopher Columbus's third voyage on May 30 1494. Columbus left with six ships for his third voyage to the new world. He was accompanied by the father of Bartolome De Las Casas. Columbus led a fleet to the Portuguese Island of Porto Santo. He then sailed to Madeira and spent some time there with the Portuguese captain.

I chose Christopher Columbus because he founded the New World. What I learned from it was, I didn't know he had 4 voyages and 3 different captains, one for every ship - that was very interesting. My favorite part was when he went to the Canary Island. My second favorite part was on his second voyage when he went to Dominica. He is my favorite explorer of all time.

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Last edited 11/3/2009 12:00:00 AM

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