Who was Christopher Columbus? -- An explorer is born -- Mapping the world -- Waiting and more waiting -- On the ocean sea -- Land ho! -- Shipwreck! -- On the sea again -- A third try -- Last try -- Timelines.
Offers insight into the historical events that prompted Columbus' efforts to establish new trade routes to the Indies, his struggles to obtain financial support for his voyages, and the important discoveries that caused him to become known as the "Great Admiral of the Seas."