Our BoatsNamed After Real Quest Heroes
NELLIE BLY (1864-1922) – she set out to beat of the globetrotting record. Traveling in ships, trains, and rickshaws, on horseback and on mules, she made her way from England to France, Singapore to Japan, and California back to the east coast. And she did all this in 72 days.
MARCO POLO (1254 – 1324) – was a Venetian traveler and explorer who made ground-breaking journeys to Asia and China. His journeys and writings helped to open up the Far East to Europe and is said to have inspired Christopher Columbus and many other explorers.
THOMAS COOK (1808-1892) – using the capabilities of railways he organized the first public tour. He is also founder of the first travel agencies. He has also developed one of the first tourist guides. The inscription on his tombstone reads “The man who has made traveling easier.”
VASCO DA GAMA ( 1469 – 1524 ) – was a Portuguese explorer who was the first European to reach India by sea. De Gama made a direct voyage to India – travelling around the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa – arriving in Calicut in 1498.
FERDINAND MAGELLAN (1480-1521) – was a Portuguese explorer that led the first European voyage of discovery to circumnavigate the globe in a single voyage.
AMELIA EARHART (1897- 1939) – was only the 16th woman in the enter world to be given a pilot’s license. She became famous in 1928 when she became the first woman to fly across the entire Atlantic Ocean, but she was also famous for being the first person to fly over both the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean as well.
OSA JOHNSON (1894- 1953) – was American explorer, filmmaker, and writer who, with her husband, made a highly popular series of films featuring mostly African and South Sea tribal groups and wildlife.