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Today in Latin American History

Christopher Columbus Departed for his Third Voyage to the New World in 1498

Christopher Columbus Departed for his Third Voyage to the New World in 1498

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Today in Latin American history, Christopher Columbus left Sanlúcar, Spain for his Third trip to the New World in 1498.

The King and Queen of Spain allowed Columbus to organize a third trip to the New World with the goal of resupplying the colonists and continuing the search for a new trade route to the Orient.

Columbus left with six ships, three of the ships headed directly for Hispaniola with much-needed supplies.  Columbus took the other three in an exploration of what might lie to the south of the Caribbean islands he had already visited, including a hope-for passage to continental Asia.

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