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Christopher Minster

The Second Voyage of Christopher Columbus

By November 27, 2012

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The Santa Maria

Today we consider it one of the most important journeys of the age of Discovery, but at the time, Christopher Columbus' 1492 journey was considered a fiasco. His flagship sank, he had to leave men behind  and he did not find a new route to the spice islands of Asia as promised. Still, the thought of undiscovered lands was encouraging enough that the King and Queen of Spain sent Columbus back to the New World in October of 1493. Columbus immediately went to the settlement of La Navidad, where he had left some men behind: he arrived on November 27, 1493. What did he find when he got there?

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