Drake's Bay

Drake's Bay,

inlet of the Pacific Ocean, formed by the San Andreas fault, W Calif., NW of San Francisco. Point Reyes forms its outer arm. The bay was visited by Sir Francis DrakeDrake, Sir Francis,
1540?–1596, English navigator and admiral, first Englishman to circumnavigate the world (1577–80). Early Career

He was born in Devonshire, the son of a yeoman, and was at an early age apprenticed to a ship captain.
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 in 1579.
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The Committee also missed San Francisco's golden opportunity to commemorate the 420th anniversary of the landing of about 20 Filipino sailors in Drake's Bay in Marin County, just 30 miles from San Francisco, on November 6, 1595.
For families with children on an excursion to that lovely stretch of coastline, check for Russ Leadabrand's The Secret of Drake's Bay (Ward Ritchie Press, 1969), a classic California children's book.
Heavy fuel oil contaminated rocky intertidal habitats, beaches, tidal marshes, eelgrass beds, fish, birds, and marine mammals along the Bay and northern outer coast to Drake's Bay, all habitats where breeding groups of River Otter are now officially documented as occurring.
Those convinced in the past of his landing site had already named Drake's Cove, an inlet near the larger Drake's Bay as the unofficial precise landing site in Point Reyes.
He continues to work to publicize the exciting story of Francis Drake's thirty-six-day stay at Drake's Bay in 1579.