Some of the Best Sailors Ever
to Brave the Seas.


Where would the human race be without these brave men who have journeyed into uncharted waters and became legends. They will forever be remembered as heroes. Take a moment and remember their enormous accomplishments and the others who have died following them.


Columbus

Columbus

ITALIAN EXPLORER
In 1492, instead of reaching Japan as he had intended, Christopher Columbus landed in the Bahamas archipelago, at a locale he named San Salvador.
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    Magellan

    Magellan

    PORTUGUESE EXPLORER
    Magellan’s expedition of 1519–1522 became the first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific Ocean—circumnavigating the world.
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      Vasco de Gama

      Vasco de Gama

      PORTUGUESE EXPLORER
      Vasco de Gama was one of the most famous and celebrated explorers from the Age of Discovery, being the first European to reach India by sea.
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        James Cook

        James Cook

        BRITISH EXPLORER
        James Cook sailed thousands of miles and mapped lands from New Zealand to the Hawaiin Islands in greater detail and on a scale not previously achieved.
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          John Paul Jones

          John Paul Jones

          U.S. NAVAL CAPTAIN
          “I have not yet begun to fight!” In 1779, Captain Jones with his ship Bon Homme Richard on fire and nearly sinking defeated his British opponent.
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            Sir Francis Drake

            Sir Francis Drake

            ENGLISH SEA CAPTAIN
            In 1588, the Battle of Gravelines was one of the fiercest and decisive battles fought by Sir Francis Drake aboard Her Majesty’s Ship, the Revenge.
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              Lord Nelson

              Lord Nelson

              ADMIRAL OF THE ROYAL NAVY
              In 1805, Lord Horatio Nelson’s fleet engaged the French Fleet and Spanish Armada at the Battle of Trafalgar—Great Britain’s greatest naval victory.
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                Thomas Truxtun

                Thomas Truxtun

                U.S. NAVAL CAPTAIN
                Thomas Truxtun commanded a number of famous US naval ships including USS Constellation and USS President. Captain Truxtun never suffered a defeat.
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                  Also check out Ted Turner, Roy Disney and, of course, JFK.



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