National Geographic : 1932 Dec
Photograph by Capt. A.W. Stevens MAGELLAN'S "BAY OF SANTA LUCIA" IS BEAUTIFUL RIO DE JANEIRO OF TO-DAY Another Portuguese explorer sailed into the bay on New Year's Day, and, thinking he had entered themouth of amighty river, called itbyitspresent name, which signifies River of January. Pigafetta, historian of Magellan's fleet, wrote: "It had not rained for two months before we came there, and the day that we arrived it began to rain, on which account the people said that we came from heaven. They imagined the small ships' boats were the children of the ships, and when the boats were alongside the ship they thought that the ships were giving them suck"(see, also, text, page 715).