How Sir Francis Drake Made History in California – May 25, 2017

Sir Francis Drake spent only months in California in 1579, but he established an important historic legacy here.

Sir Francis Drake, a critical figure in British naval history, left his mark on this region’s history as well. He visited the Pacific coast of North America during his circumnavigation of the globe in the late 1570s, several decades before the Mayflower sailed.

Nautical historian Edward von der Porten will discuss Drake’s role in the history of “New Albion” in a talk for the Marin Historical Society tonight. Find details about the event, and hear more from von der Porten on the North Bay Report webpage at KRCB dot org/news. Hear this story on demand with our free KRCB mobile app. You can also find this and past stories on our new North Bay Report Facebook page. Comment, share and give us a like there. Follow the North Bay Report on Twitter @KRCBNews.

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