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Discovering America Podcast

This podcast will be a history narrative collected from various sources.  I will be covering the stories of events and people that played a part in creating America.  My goal is to give the listener an entertaining dialog of history and walk away (or ear away) with a, “I didn’t know that”, feeling.

Dec 23, 2014

Happy Holidays to you and see you next year with more of the Discovering America podcast

Dec 19, 2014

In two ships and 60 men, a Frenchman from St. Malo, Jacques Cartier sails west to the fishing grounds searching for the western passage.  Along the way he meets up with friendly natives, walruses and polar bears.   The first voyage would pass through the Strait of Belle Isle, along the southern coast of Newfoundland and...

Dec 10, 2014

John Rut’s early voyages were picking up wine for the King of England at Bordeaux.  In 1527 with Rut in command, two ships, the Mary Guildford and the Samson headed for the coast of Newfoundland.  The Samson and all aboard would be lost in a storm.  The Mary Guildford later entered a good harbor called St. Johns where...

Dec 2, 2014

The season was starting to change from here on out they experienced rough weather.  Finally the ships arrived back at the islands they named San Lucas.  Winter quarters would be set up on the island of La Posesion, later renamed to Juan Rodriquez after the death of Cabrillo.  The voyage would continue and give a glimpse...

Nov 21, 2014

Starting with a little background history concerning the exploits on pacific side of Mexico to the bottom part of California, this episode begins the voyage of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and his two ships, the San Salvador and the Victoria, sailing off from the Puerto de Navidad on June 27, 1542.