The Controversial Skill of Columbus as a Navigator: An Enduring Historical Enigma

@article{Peck2009TheCS,
  title={The Controversial Skill of Columbus as a Navigator: An Enduring Historical Enigma},
  author={Douglas T. Peck},
  journal={Journal of Navigation},
  year={2009},
  volume={62},
  pages={417 - 425}
}
This study of Columbus' navigation is unique because it was written by an historian who is also a trained and experienced professional global (and ocean) navigator, rather than an academic historian with only superficial knowledge of the science of navigation as practiced by Columbus and other early navigators. The study is also unique in that as an American historian author disagrees with his colleagues in the USA who present the “politically correct” view of Columbus as an unskilled… 
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