Here's Christopher Columbus with his telescope and map.
Columbus went to the king and queen of Portugal twice to ask for ships. Both times he was denied so he turned to the king and queeen of Spain. On the second try, they finally gave him three ships.
Here's our ships! The Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Columbus traveled on the Santa Maria. On Columbus' third trip to the new world, the Santa Maria was destroyed while he was exploring a new land. The natives held him captive there until he was able to sneak away.