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Columbus’ second journey to America

The fleet of seventeen ships departed from the bay of Cádiz at dawn of September 25th,1493, heading for the Canary Islands where they had planned to make a stop to replenish water, feed and collect some animals. On October 2th they arrived in Gran Canaria and on October 5th they

Return from Columbus’ first voyage

On January 16th, 1493 the fleet departed from Hispaniola Island to Spain. The route went north and northeast for twenty days, until February 4th when the admiral ordered a turn to the east, since it had reached the parallel of the Azores and from here the winds would be favorable. The

Martín Alonso Pinzón, great Spanish sailor

Nacimiento: 1441 in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva, Spain). Death: March 31th,1493 in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva, Spain). Burial Site: La Rábida Monastery in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva, Spain) Charges: - A seaman and discoverer from Huelva. - Captain of the Pinta Caravel on the voyage of discovery of America. - Co-discoverer of