Christopher Columbus cross the Atlantic Ocean for the first time ever. On this day, the sea explorer wrote in his diary: “We began to see many tufts of green grass. And grass has recently been pulled out of the ground if judged by its appearance.” Columbus turned out to have been mistaken, as grass did not herald the firm ground, while the sea, which, in his words, teemed with grass, had no shores. To sailors, grass looked like bunches of grapes, and so they named the sea the Sargasso Sea. The Sargasso Sea is still full of mysteries – the world’s biggest sea, “the sea of ghosts” and “the sea of shipwrecks” instills the sailors with awe, as part of it is the infamous Bermuda Triangle.
On September 16, 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered the Sargasso Sea