Ferdinand Magellan and the discovery of the Pacific Ocean, 1520

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Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan and the discovery of the Pacific Ocean, 1520. In the winter of 1520, Magellan's scout boats returned with the news that they had found the channel to the west. Magellan wept with relief. Soon his tiny fleet was sailing through the narrow channel and on to a vast ocean which he called the Pacific.

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