It is possible that Professor Fernald may show conclusively that Leif's landfall was north of the St Lawrence.
Attached to the chief islands are, on the extreme N., Landfall Islands, separated by the navigable Cleugh Passage; Interview Island, separated by the very narrow but navigable Interview Passage, off the W.
San Salvador, however, claims historical precedence as the landfall of Columbus on his memorable voyage.
21 st) of October 1492, when Christopher Columbus, the Genoese, made his landfall on the island of Guanahani, now identified with Watling Island in the Bahamas.
The Danish antiquarian Rafn, in his monumental Antiquitates Ainericanae, published in 1837, and much discussed in America at that time, held for Rhode Island as Leif's landfall and the locality of Thorfinn's colony.