Columbus And Lindbergh Comparison

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Columbus and Lindbergh: A Journey Across The Atlantic Christopher Columbus and Charles Lindbergh both made astonishing accomplishments in their careers by crossing the Atlantic Ocean, one by boat, and one by plane. Columbus crossed the Atlantic by boat, and Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic by plane. Columbus had three ships, the Santa Maria, the Pinta, and the Nina. These two men crossed the Atlantic Ocean for a variety of different reasons with one objective, to do something no one has ever done before. Both Columbus and Lindbergh differ very much in their objective as well as their accomplishments. Christopher Columbus and Charles Lindbergh are two totally different men, with a variety of differences. One difference between Christopher and Charles is…show more content…
A similarity between them was they both faced tremendous difficulty navigating to their destination. Christopher Columbus did not have a map and had to navigate based on the four directions north, south, east, and west. Sometimes the fog got in Christopher Columbus’s way and they would be sailing blind. With Lindbergh, he had to fly low to the water at times and circle around the water to talk to the fisherman of where the land was. Fog also played a big part in Lindbergh's flight because the fog made it hard to see where he was going. Another similarity is both Columbus and Lindbergh had to make critical decisions. Columbus had to deal with the lack of food and the disease that was spreading throughout the three boats. Lindbergh had to worry about fuel, which if he ran out of would cost him his life. So Lindbergh had to know of where the land was. Finally, the last similarity between them is they both crossed the Atlantic Ocean while overcoming adversity such as the storms on the water, and the severe turbulence in the air. Columbus and Lindbergh managed to achieve their mission, although they faced tough
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