On August the ships set sail. On October Columbus reached the Bahamas, an island group east of Florida. He thought he had reached the East Indies in Asia. Columbus therefore called the islanders Indians.
The 4 voyages of Christopher Columbus. All 4 were sponsored by the Crown of Castille (over which Catherine of Aragon's mother Isabella was ruler). During his voyage, in Catherine would be in England, having been married to Prince Arthur in 1501