The Known World
Points of Interest
In the North Atlantic are found the Gulf Stream, the Sargasso Sea, the Doldrums and the Bermuda Triangle. Adjacent water areas that may be considered part of the North Atlantic are the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Major islands in the North Atlantic include Iceland, the Azores, Bermuda, Paradise Island and Hy Brasil.
The Atlantic was crossed early on by voyagers like Saint Brendan, Leif Erickson and Christopher Columbus. Later noteworthy crossers include Charles Lindbergh (1927) and Wrong Way Corrigan (1938). (The first aerial crossing was by balloon in 1844, however—by Edgar Allan Poe.) It was the site of such notable disasters as the Titanic, the Andrea Doria and the Lusitania, and the sinking of the Bismarck.
Great White Shark