Time Quest's exciting recounting of Columbus's voyage takes readers along on the 1990 reenactment of the great explorer's voyage and flashes back to life on board the original Santa Maria as seen through the eyes of a young cabin boy. The authors hope to solve mysteries about the voyage. Did Columbus use a secret map? If Columbus sailed due West, why were ocean currents flowing against him? Answers to these questions and more accompany an adventure story about a twelve-year old deck hand on the journey. With dramatic full-color photos, stunning paintings, archival illustrations from the 1490s, maps, and diagrams.