Estevan Gomez sails in search of middle passage to Asia

Event Summary

Estevan Gomez sails in search of middle passage to Asia

Date

1525

Description

Estevan Gomez, Portuguese in Spanish employ, sails La Annunciada to Cape Breton, coasts southward (and up Penobscot River) in search of middle passage to Asia; enters New York harbor and charts lower Hudson.

Timeline 1

Europe's Maritime Reconnaissance, 1350-1640

Record ID

186