Asked in Explorers and Expeditions
Explorers and Expeditions
Which early Florida discoverer discovered the Bahama Channel?
Juan Ponce de Leon landed in Florida on April 2, 1513. As he continued sailing, he found the Bahama Channel. The Bahama Channel was important because it provided a new route from the West Indies to Spain.
Was Juan Ponce de Leon known for any discoveries?
He named Florida, from the Spanish Pascua florida, "flowery Easter." While voyaging southward he encountered the strong current of the Gulf Stream as it poured through a channel. He had discovered the Bahama Channel, which later became the route of the treasure ships on their return voyage to Spain. ...
Asked in Distances and Travel Times, Florida, Sea Miles
How many miles from Florida to grand bahama island?
It is 58 Nautical Miles from the tip of Grand Bahama Island to West Palm Beach, Florida. ...
What is Juan Ponce de Leon famous for?
Juan Ponce de Leon (1460-1521) He was famous for his search for the fabled "Fountain of Youth" near Bimini and for his discovery of Florida (which he named for the Easter feast of flowers). He also discovered the Bahama Channel, which provided a shorter route between Cuba and Europe....
Asked in Florida
What are some companies that will do Florida to Bahama cruise?
Florida to Bahama cruises are one of the most popular cruises in the US. Some companies that offer these cruises are Carnival, Celebration Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean. ...
Asked in Atlantic Ocean
What is the largest body east of Florida that is an extension of the Atlantic Ocean?
The largest body of water East of Florida is the Gulf of Florida. It is also known as the Straits of Bahama or the Straits of Florida. ...
Asked in Authors, Poets, and Playwrights
What has the author Bernard Romans written?
Bernard Romans has written: 'The complete pilot for the Gulf passage, or, Directions for sailing through the Gulf of Florida, named also New Bahama Channel, and the neighbouring parts' -- subject(s): Early works to 1800, Pilot guides ...
Asked in Disney Theme Parks
How far is Bahama Bay resort from Disney World?
Bahama Bay Resort and Spa, in Orlando, Florida, is a popular lodging and staging point for visitors and tourists going to Walt Disney World. By most accounts, Bahama Bay is approximately 12 k or 7.5 miles from the park, and Avalon Road is generally believed to be the fastest route between the two. ...