James Gordon Bennett Jr.

James Gordon Bennett Jr. (May 10, 1841 – May 14, 1918) was publisher of the New York Herald, founded by his father, James Gordon Bennett Sr., who emigrated from Scotland. Continue reading

Zheng He Commands Exploration Voyage Around Asia

Zheng He, a Muslim-born officer in the service of Emperor Yongle commanded a Chinese voyage of exploration and diplomacy in 1405. Continue reading

Supersonic Concorde Jet Crossed The Atlantic

Two Concorde supersonic jets flew across the Atlantic Ocean on May 24, 1976 from both Paris, France and London, England arriving at Dulles International Airport, Washington, DC, USA. Continue reading

Moses Rogers

Moses Rodgers, who was born into slavery in Missouri, came to California in 1849. He became prominent during the Gold Rush as a successful mining engineer, making a lucrative career excavating gold in mines he owned in Hornitos in Mariposa County. Continue reading

The Savannah Steamboat Crossed The Atlantic Ocean

The Savannah Steamboat, a 350-ton wooden craft designed by an American, Daniel Dod of Elizabeth, NJ, USA, and Continue reading

Steamboat Phoenix Makes Ocean Voyage

The Phoenix steamboat made an ocean voyage on June 10, 1809, while under the command of Moses Roger Continue reading

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

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