What was the name of the territory explored by Sir Francis Drake and claimed by him for England in 1579?
#97637. Asked by author. (Jul 17 08 6:15 PM)
Jun 17 , 1579, Sir Francis Drake sailed into San Francisco Bay and proclaimed English sovereignty over New Albion (California). Some claim that Sir Francis Drake sailed into the SF Bay. Sir Francis Drake claimed San Francisco Bay for England. It may have been Drake’s Bay or Bolinas Lagoon. In 1999 there were 17 proposed locations for his landing with the latest set in Oregon and described by Bob Ward in the book "Lost Harbor Found."
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