Kayak’s Solo Crossing across the Gulf of Mexico

Arthur Hebert made the first solo crossing of the Gulf of Mexico in a 17-foot (5 metre) kayak. Continue reading

Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi (/mɑːrˈkoʊni/; Italian: [ɡuʎˈʎɛlmo marˈkoːni]; 25 April 1874 – 20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system. Continue reading

Shipboard newspaper called Transatlantic Times

Guglielmo Marconi, radio pioneer, set up a radio receiver to pick up news broadcast from his transmitter station on the Isle of Wight. Continue reading

Daily shipboard newspaper

The Cunard Daily Bulletin, began to be printed in October 1902, becomming the first daily shipboard newspaper, aboard the Cunard liners S.S. Campania and S.S. Laconia. Continue reading

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading

New World added to world map

Juan de la Cosa, a Spanish navigator and geographer, drew the first mapping of New World, showing Spanish discoveries. Continue reading

Arawakan Indians presented to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella were shown inhabitants from the new world, they were seven bewildered Taino islanders, Arawakan Indians from Hispaniola. These New world natives were forcibly taken to the Old World by Christopher Columbus to Spain aboard the Niiia and the Pinta. Upon arriving back in Spain on March 15, 1493, the Taino were taken to the Royal Palace in Barcelona.

Date:
      March 15, 1493
Name(s):
      Christopher Columbus
Occupation:
      Captain,
      Explorer
Location:
      Spain


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The first of four voyages under the command of Columbus

Expedition of Christopher Columbus was organized with the intention of finding a westward route to Asia, and we all know what happened with that, he ended up in Central Americas. Continue reading

Solo Sailing Journey Around-the-World

Captain Joshua Slocum, a Canadian Mariner, sailed Around-the-World on The Spray, a restored fishing sloop in 1895. Continue reading

First Automated Underwater Gas Production Station

On September 1988 the French petrochemical firm Societe Nationale Elf Aquitaine, completed the first underwater automated plant to gather natural gas, named Skuld. Continue reading