Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Columbus Day and Discovery Day

Columbus Day is October 12th and also on this day I call it Discovery Day as there were the Vikings and others who also landed in North American (Columbus actually landed in Cuba and the Bahamas). Some indigenous people who are my ancestors crossed the land bridge into North America but who knows maybe some actually traveled on boats as some archologists are suggesting this. There are also some stories of religious groups landing in North, Central, and South America. So, there are a lot of possible landings that took place in discovering of North America, and all of the Americas.

My thought is to celebrate the brave skippers, crew, and passengers that were willing to go out on the unknown seas to discover lands that they had no idea where there but with great faith and spirit of adventure were willing to do what others of their day would not do.

Christopher Columbus should be celebrated for his bravery to cross the unknown seas (4 times) with his entrepreneur spirit to open a shipping route for spices, etc. to and from Asia, but ended up instead creating paths to the Americas. Some did think the world was flat so then there was that attitude he had to deal with. He did not believe the world was flat. He also felt he was bringing the good news of the Gospel of Christ to the world via his voyages. He also had to convince royalty to finance his trip and keep the sailors aboard his ships from killing him. He was a brave man that took many risks to open the oceans to trade and exploration. See the video below...

Columbus in particular was the sailor who started the process that one day would end up creating the freest and prospers nation on earth, the United States of America.

So let us celebrate the spirit of Columbus and all brave sailors who did what seemed impossible.

At FunToSAIL we will start producing Adventure Sailors Series to discuss various ancient voyages that likely happened all over the world and related topics. Stay tuned!


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