He conceived a plan to reach Asia by sailing westward, but was rebuffed at the English, French, and Portuguese courts; in 1492 Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain finally agreed to sponsor the voyage, naming him Admiral of the Ocean Sea
, Viceroy, and governor of the lands he might discover.
United Seamen's Service Admiral of the Ocean Sea
(AOTOS) awards, the maritime industry's most prestigious honor, will be presented to two NDTA members at a gala industry dinner and dance to be held at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, New York City, on November 5, 2004.
Put together and organized by Christopher Columbus between 1492 and 1502, this is a collection of the privileges granted to the Admiral of the Ocean Sea
by the Catholic Monarchs, plus other related texts.
He won Pulitzer Prizes for his biography Christopher Columbus, Admiral of the Ocean Sea