Letters from Christopher Columbus sent from Lisbon

Christopher Columbus, on March 14th 1493, having docked in Lisbon, Portugal, at the end of his first voyage to the New World, he wrote and dispatched two identical letters, one to Raphael Sanchez and the other to Luis de Santangel. Continue reading

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

Round the World in a wheelchair

Rick Hanson, a Canadian, paralyzed from waist down, circumnavigated around the world in his wheelchair. Continue reading

Canadian Northwest Passage Expedition will be by Sail

In 1903-05 a crew of six brave men, commanded by Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen, a Norwegian Polar Explorer, at sail on a 47 ton Sloop named Gjoa. Continue reading

Royal Canadian Mounted Police cross Northwest Passage

Technically the ship named St. Rich (RCMP's patrol ship) was the second ship to cross the Northwest Passage, but in 1942 the St. Roch was the first to cross it, west to east. Continue reading

Take on the arctic by land… A Canadian thing Eh!

In 1770-72, while employed by the Hudson's Bay Company, Samuel Hearne, an English Canadian was sent on an exposition North to see if he could find a path to Asia. Continue reading

Canadian fur trader reaches Pacific Coast

Leaving from Fort Chipewyan at Lake Athabasca (noa Alberta, Canada) following the Peace River, Parsnip River, Fraser River, along the Blackwater River and Bella Coola River, explorer and fur trader Alexander Machenzie, a Scottish born Canadian crossed the Rocky Mountains to reach what is now Dean Channel on the Pacific coast of British Colombia, Canada on July 22nd, 1793. Continue reading

Nonstop circumnavigation of the world by balloon

Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss psychiatrist, and Brian Jones, an English ballooning instructor, accomplished a nonstop circumnavigation of the world in a balloon in 1999. Continue reading

Speke Discovered the White Nile

Scottish explorer John Harming Speke found the source of the White Nile in 1858. Continue reading

Roald Amundsen Explored South Pole

Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen, Norwegian explorer journeyed from Norway in June 1910 Continue reading