The Crossing

United States, 1991

TV show
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Episode number 3 of Series “Columbus and the age of discovery”.
This episode takes us sailing in Columbus’ wake, a journey recreating his world to better understand our own. Travelling in the recreation of Columbus’ ships, the “Santa Maria”, the “Nina” and the “Pinta”, the modern crew duplicate the original preparations for the voyage in Palos de la Frontera in Spain, then follow Columbus’ route south to the Canary Islands (where he may have had a romantic interlude with the female governor!) and westward across the Atlantic. Although the ships, navigation and shipboard routines were all duplicated by the modern crew, they could not possibly recreate the anxiety suffered by the original crew sailing into the unknown, nor the relief experienced when land was finally sighted.

Credits

production company

WGBH (Boston)

producer

Zvi Dor-Ner

co-director

Zvi Dor-Ner

Daniel McCabe

Duration

00:56:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1991

Appears in

Columbus and the age of discovery

Group of items

Columbus and the age of discovery

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304140

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Voyages and travels

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Navigation - History

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

History → History

History → Navigation - History

Television

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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