Some of the members of the crew of Columbus ships were from Andalusia (Spain), as the voyage was financed by a syndicate of seven noble Genovese bankers resident in
Seville (the group was linked to Américo Vespucci and funds belonging to Lorenzo di Pier Francesco de Medici). Hence all the accounting
and recording of the voyage was kept in Seville. This also applies to the second voyage, even though the syndicate had by then been
disbanded. This fact partly debunks the romantic story that the Queen of Spain had used a necklace that she had received from her
husband the King, as collateral for a loan.
Of Columbus' four voyages, only the crew of the first voyage is completely known.
Columbus Day coloring pages are a popular activity for early school children to learn about the history of this day.