For quite some time the story of Jan z Kolna has circulated within the Polish American community.
A Polish seafarer in the service of the King of Denmark, he was said to have piloted a fleet of Danish ships which had set sail from Copenhagen and reached the coast of what is now Labrador, Canada in 1476.
The purpose of the mission had been to find a new route to Asia. Although the flotilla sailed down to the mouth of the Delaware River it did not find new passage to the Orient and returned to Denmark. Full story will continue next week.