Christopher Columbus "discovered" the new world when he landed on San Salvador, The Bahamas, in 1492. A statue was erected in his honor in 1830 by Lord Carmichael. It stands at the front of Government House, the official residence of the Governor General of The Bahamas,.

Several monuments at Landfall Park on the island of San Salvador memorialize Columbus' arrival there. A monument placed on the floor of the ocean marks the exact spot where his ship is said to have dropped anchor. A simple white cross on the beach represents where he came ashore. Other monuments on the site that later commemorated the historic occasion include the Chicago Herald Monument (1891), the Mexican Monument (1968), the Heritage Monument, and the Japanese Monument (1991).

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