Ten years after Da Verrazano returned to France, another French explorer named Jacques Cartier set out to find a northern route around the Americas. Cartier was also unsuccessful.
Cartier did, however, discover the St. Lawrence River, sailing his ships into present day Montreal. Cartier claimed much of Canada for the French.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted lands, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
Roman coins have been dug up in America, suggesting that perhaps the Vikings or Columbus weren''t the first Europeans to visit the New World. The coins were found in locations as far afield as Texas, Venezuela and Maine.