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Stood off and on during the night, determining not to come to anchor till morning, fearing to meet with shoals; continued our course in the morning; and as the island was found to be six or seven leagues distant, and the tide was against us, it was noon when we arrived there.

Christopher Columbus

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Author Profession: Explorer
Nationality: Italian
Born: October 31, 1451
Died: May 20, 1506

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