but discovered a beautiful land covered with exquisite flowers, and named it Florida.
In 1520 Lucas Vasquez de Allyou, a wealthy Spaniard, who owned mines in Santo Domingo, voyaged northwesterly from that island, and discovered the coast of South Carolina.
Meanwhile the Spaniards had been pushing discoveries westward from Hispaniola, or Santo Domingo.
Ojeda also discovered Central America.
In 1513 Vasco Nuñez de Balboa discovered the Pacific Ocean from a mountain summit on the Isthmus of Daem that name, because the day when he entered their waters was dedicated to St. Lawrence.
In 1576 Sir Martin Frobisher went to Greenland and Labrador, and coasting northward discovered the bay that bears his name.
Huguenot adventurers from South Carolina, floating on the ocean helplessly, were picked up, taken to England, and by the stories which they told of the beautiful land they had left, caused Queen Elizabeth to encourage voyages of discover in that direction.
Sir Walter Raleigh, favor