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caravel a small, highly maneuverable sailing ship developed in the 15th century by the Portuguese to explore along the West African coast and into the Atlantic Ocean. The lateen sails gave her speed and the capacity for sailing to windward
circumnavigate sail all the way around
cartography the science or practice of drawing maps.
conquistadors a conqueror, especially one of the Spanish conquerors of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century.
isthmus a narrow piece of land connecting two larger areas across an expanse of water that otherwise separates them
astrolabe a very ancient astronomical computer for solving problems relating to time and the position of the Sun and stars in the sky.
navigator a person who directs the route or course of a ship, aircraft, or other form of transportation, especially by using instruments and maps.
northwest passage a sea route connecting the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Arctic Ocean, along the northern coast of North America via waterways through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
expedition a journey or voyage undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration, scientific research, or war.
Mutiny to overthrow a captain.
Created by: kbraunsdorf17