Following Columbus Expedition 2016 departs from San Salvador, Bahamas on November 3rd and will focus primarily on the Morison route through the central Bahamas.
Everyone knows that Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic with three ships in 1492 and landed at an island on its other side on October 12th, now celebrated as Columbus Day. But where he landed has been disputed for centuries. No fewer than ten islands in the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands have been claimed as the place where Columbus first stepped ashore on the far side of the ocean.
This year we have decided to test another landfall theory against the Diario, the original Las Casas Manuscript. We will attempt to sail the route proposed by Samuel Elliot Morison in his 1942 book “Admiral of the Ocean Sea”.