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Matching Articles"Exploration" (Total 44)
The John Day Letter
John Day was an English merchant in the Spanish trade. He wrote this letter in Spain between 1497 and January 1498 to the Lord Grand Admiral.
The Karluk Disaster
In 1913, the Karluk departed Canada for the western Arctic. The ship sank amid unpredictable Arctic flows, leaving the crew stranded on the ice.
A history of Labrador from the French period of occupation to 1763.
European knowledge of the northern Labrador coast was significantly improved after 1763 by a series of voyages carried out by Moravian missionaries.
John Cabot may have discovered an ocean route from Europe to North America, but this information did little to clarify the geography of eastern Canada.
English Translation: Inquiry into the Labrador Boundary
An English Translation of the Original French Narrative from Documents of the Enquiry into the Labrador Boundary by the British Privy Council.
John Cabot Memorandum, 13 December 1497
Memorandum Granting John Cabot an Annual Pension of 20 Pounds, 13 December 1497
Navigators in the 1500s had few tools to work with: the magnetic compass, the log, the lead line, the quadrant, and dead reckoning.
New Findings on Cabot
This article is about the Cabot Project, a project created in 2009 to untangle the mysteries of the claims of Alywn Ruddock about John Cabot.
Exploring the Newfoundland Interior: Geology and Communications
Cormack's journeys did not stimulate a rush into the Newfoundland interior, which for much of the 19th century remained a Mi'kmaq preserve.
The Newfoundland Interior
Information about the Newfoundland interior, including interaction with the Beothuk and mapping the area.
Newfoundland Landfall Argument
There is no doubt that great passions have been aroused in Newfoundland about the question of Cabot's landfall.
The Norse in the North Atlantic
The first Europeans known definitely to set foot in Newfoundland were the Norse.
The Pasqualigo Letter
A letter from Lorenzo Pasqualigo to his brothers in Venice. Dated August 23, 1497.
David Pieterzoon de Vries; 1620
Memorandum and Orders to John Bodington, from Sir David Kirke, dated October 1, 1646.
The Portuguese Explorers
The Portuguese pioneered the European exploration of the Atlantic Ocean. Some historians believe that Portuguese mariners reached Newfoundland before Cabot.
Other Claims for Pre-Cabot Discovery
There are those who claim that the Basques, the Portuguese, the Scots and the Welsh have made voyages to Newfoundland before Cabot.
Privy Council extract from Acts; 14 June, 1639
Extract from Acts by the Privy Council, dated June 14, 1639, and dealing with planters, food, and material culture.
Richard Hakluyt; 1597
Extract from 'The voyage of Master Charles Leigh...,' by Richard Hakluyt, dated 1597, and dealing with cod, fisheries, ships, and boats.
One of John Cabot's sons, Sebastian, is bound up with his father's story, and the story of the European exploration of North America.
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