Similarities Between Christopher Columbus And Charles Lindbergh

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Christopher Columbus and Charles Lindbergh had many similarities and differences. Columbus journeyed to the new world, overcoming obstacles and making a permanent change in the world. Lindbergh took on the journey to be the first to attempt a non-stop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. Although these journeys seemed very different, they had many similarities. Both Columbus and Lindbergh faced many challenges and had to show their skills to overcome them. Christopher was an Italian navigator who sailed in the service of Spain. He is well-known as the founder of the New World, America. Columbus was searching for a westward route towards Asia by sea. Although Columbus failed to find the route, his discoveries along the way were much more valuable. Columbus’s first voyage consisted of three vessels, the Pinta, the Nina, and the Santa Maria. The vessels were outfitted on the minor ports of Palos. Columbus left Palos on August 4th, 1492.(http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/latinamericatheconquest/p/Columbusfirst.htm) On October 12th, the captain of one of the ships, Rodrigo de Triana first sighted land.The land turned out to be a small island in the present-day Bahamas. Columbus named the land San Salvador.The second landfall was at …show more content…

Lindberghs' challenges were simply staying awake. He faces hallucinations of "mirage-like" foggy islands. Lindbergh stayed awake for approximately 55 hours and faced extreme fatigue. Columbus also faced the darkness. Columbus also faced hunger, mutiny and dehydration. His crew wanted him to turn around and threatened to kill him. So many people died on that ship. People had to even eat sawdust from wood because they were running out of food. The boat started to fall apart on his first voyage, but quickly got fixed up. They faced the lack of wind that helped the boat progress. Columbus didn't have a map, just a compass and an

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