Atlantic Ocean

From Encyc

The Atlantic Ocean is a body of water between North America and South America in the west, and Europe and Africa in the east. Christopher Columbus crossed it in 1492, centuries after Scandinavian Vikings crossed it and established the Vinland settlement.

The name derives from its being the supposed location of Atlantis.

Islands in the Atlantic Ocean include the British Isles, Iceland, Greenland and the Falkland Islands. The Caribbean Sea is a bay off the Atlantic.