Monday, October 09, 2023


Saw pardelas and a green rush near the vessel.  The crew of the Pinta saw a cane and a log; they also picked up a stick which appeared to have been carved with an iron tool, a piece of cane, a plant which grows on land, and a board.  The crew of the Nina saw other signs of land, and a stalk loaded with rose berries.  These signs encouraged them, and they all grew cheerful.

-- Christopher Columbus (1451 - 1506), Italian explorer and navigator who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, opening the way for the widespread European exploration and colonization of the Americas, Journal of the First Voyage, 11 October 1492

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