Discovering Francis Drake's California Harbor
 
 

 Francis Drake
 
Discovering Francis Drake's California Harbor

The search for Francis Drake's California harbor has involved many persons over the span of two centuries. The last half century has seen the most intensive research on the subject, most of it organized and carried out by the private nonprofit research group known as the Drake Navigators Guild. Since 1949, the Guild has published approximately one thousand pages of research reports analyzing the evidence which has come down to us from the sixteenth century. The research has included work in cartography, geography, ship handling, navigation, hydrography, naval architecture, climatology, botany, zoology, archaeology, ethnography, and art history. This booklet endeavors to summarize the story of that research, and of the remarkable long-ago events it illuminates. Authors: Raymond Aker and Edward Von der Porten.
Significant contributions to this booklet were made by Guild members Robert W. Allen, William J. Duddleson, Bruce Keegan, Ernest W. Michelsen, Robert W. Parkinson, and Don Thieler.
The booklet is available for $13 including postage from:
Edward Von der Porten
143 Springfield Drive
San Francisco CA 94132-1456

 
   

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