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.