So the bottom line is: Columbus was wrong after all?
Columbus named his three ships after Our Lady, and without being aware of it the names were a prophesy of the 1531 apparition to Juan Diego, that would become known as La Virgen de Guadalupe,
because La Nina
means "the girl," La Pinta
means "the painting" (or properly something that appears to be painted but is inherently that color and design, like the pinto horse), and La Santa Maria
, obviously "The Saint Mary." Our Lady, Santa Maria, would appear as a "girl" (about age 14) in an image that appears to be painted but is not, as if it "grew" that way.
On his 3 ships, the sailors prayed the Rosary nearly constantly, raising flags to indicate the mysteries and prayers they exchanged between ships. It was the first trans-Atlantic voyage that prayed the Rosary all the way. Perhaps this is the reason the other earlier reputed voyages never counted as having been the discovery of America.
Of course, the detractors against Columbus would have everyone forget about his prayers and faith and obedience to a Catholic monarch.