In search of fame and fortune, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (c. 1480-1521) set out from Spain in 1519 with a fleet of 5 ships to find a western sea path to the Spice Islands. En route he discovered what is now generally known as the Strait of Magellan and became the primary European to cross the Pacific Ocean. The voyage was long and harmful, and only one ship returned house three years later.
Dias’s return from the Cape of Good Hope in 1488, and Pêro da Covilhã’s travel to Ethiopia overland indicated that the richness of the Indian Sea was accessible from the Atlantic. A long-overdue expedition was prepared. As delivery between Seville and the West Indies grew, knowledge of the Caribbean islands, Central America and the northern coast of South America grew.
The Standby Target is situated in the northern portion of the 5 mile lengthy (eight kms) Standby-Bloody … Read More