Originally Posted by Enigmajones
If thats a quip about Saint Brendan, I consider that story a religious allegory. Although expect to hear about Hy-Brazil a little sooner then OTL.
Not at all, the ships of the period that the Irish used were capable of making a crossing to the North American shore. Tim Severin, a British historian, made such a journey after constructing an authentic replica of an early middle-ages Irish vessel. It took him two months to reach Newfoundland.