Christopher Columbus spent less money coming to the New World than it costs the average American to buy a new car today.
Historians think the ships that Christopher Columbus used were smaller than is generally depicted. They were probably between 60 to 80 feet long and 18 to 25 feet wide. Little is known about these three ships, because Columbus did not write about their physical details in his journals. He already knew what they looked like. He probably assumed everyone knew what such ships looked like.