Did Columbus encounter the Bahamas? Or land on Grand Turk?
The historical records of Columbus’ first voyage across the Atlantic in 1492 are somewhat ambiguous when it comes to defining the first landfall of his fleet on the Western Hemisphere. While the Bahamas, specifically San Salvador, has long claimed to have been the site, a group of sailors is planning to recreate Columbus’s first voyage in an attempt to prove Grand Turk, in the Turks & Caicos, can lay claim to that historical event.
By Gemma Handy
August 7, 2016