Politics is nothing. We are free only on the ocean. ~ Renato Beluche
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Seafaring Sunday: The Race is On
May 20, 1497: John Cabot, explorer, businessman and sometime sea dog, sets out for the New World from Bristol, England. His voyage sets up the European race to discover and colonize North and South America that will eventually encircle the entire globe. For better and for worse.
Header: A replica of Cabot's ship, Matthew, in Bristol Harbor via Wikimedia