Francis Drake lands on the California coast

Francis Drake lands on the California coast

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Sir Francis Drake was an English sea captain, privateer, slave trader, naval officer and explorer of the Elizabethan era. During a round-the-world voyage, he landed on the California coastline in a place now called Drakes Bay, though Drake himself named the newly discovered land New Albion. After making landfall, he continued on his journey circumnavigating the globe, returning home to England in 1580.

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