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The Voyage

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In the year 1497 the king Dom Manuel, the first of that name in Portugal, despatched four ships to make discoveries and search for spices. Vasco da Gama went as Captain major of these ships, Paulo da Gama his brother commanded one of them, and Nicolau Coelho another. The Captain major sent Pedro d'Alenquer in a boat to take soundings to find a good anchorage. He found the bay to be very good and clean and sheltered from all winds, save those from the NW, as lies east and west. They named this bay Santa Helena. By Christmas Day they had discovered 70 leagues of coast. The Captain major gave two pilots each thirty meticais of gold and two marlotas; on the condition that from the day on which they received this payment, if they desired to go ashore, one of them would always remain aboard ship.

Keywords: Dom Manuel; Paulo da Gama; Santa Helena; Vasco da Gama

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