On the second Monday every October, the United States pays tribute to the well-known Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. While there has been controversy surrounding Christopher Columbus and his actions, there is no denying his strength as a maritime explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Although Columbus may not be credited as the first European to reach the Americas, his explorations led to the first long term contact between Europe in America and the colonization of the New World. So today, channel your inner explorer and discover something new for yourself! Happy Columbus Day from Nautica!