Oh my dear, of course it was Pole, that's why so many Poles are living there (simply they are descendants of first Poles, landed on the americans sea shores), and sure enough US national flag is bearing all those red and white lines because of that discovery.
I think u will find that it was Columbus who discovered it
No mention of ur lad there sonny jim
John Scolvus (also known as Ioannis Scolvenius, Iohannes Scolvus Polonus, German: Johannes Scolnus, Polish: Jan z Kolna) was a semi-legendary sailor c. 1470-80.
It has been claimed that he was among the first Europeans to reach the shores of the Americas prior to Columbus in 1476 as steersman of Didrik Pining, although this view is not supported by genuine evidence.
Wow, I bet that's a bit of a choker 4 ya