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Near Inverness in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Francis Drake

 
 
Francis Drake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 30, 2017
1. Francis Drake Marker
Inscription. On June 17, 1579 Francis Drake landed on these shores and took possession of the country calling it Nova Albion.
 
Erected 1950 by E Clampus Vitis, Yerba Buena Chapter No.1.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 59.709′ N, 122° 58.646′ W. Marker is near Inverness, California, in Marin County. Marker can be reached from Chimney Rock Road near Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Inverness CA 94937, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sea Life in These Waters (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Whalewatching (about 500 feet away); Lives of Sacrifice and Service are Honored Here (about 500 feet away); Victims of the Coast (about 500 feet away); Preserving Our Maritime Past (approx. 0.2 miles away); Point Reyes Conglomerate (approx. 2.3 miles away); Point Reyes Light Station (approx. 2.3 miles away); Common Murres (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Inverness.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on paved pathway leading
Francis Drake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 30, 2017
2. Francis Drake Marker
The marker is near the corner in the shadow on the left.
from the Chimney Rock parking lot to the Historic Point Reyes Life-Saving Station.
 
Also see . . .  The Famous Voyage of Circumnavigation of the World 1577-1580. Drake was noted in his life for one daring feat after another; his greatest was his circumnavigation of the earth, the first after Magellan's. He sailed from Plymouth on Dec. 13, 1577. The squadron consisted of five vessels, the two larger ships being the Pelican, Drake's own ship, renamed Golden Hind on the voyage, on August 20, 1578; and the Elizabeth, commanded by John Winter. (Submitted on April 11, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Sir Francis Drake image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain, circa 1590
3. Sir Francis Drake
Map of Sir Francis Drake's Circumnavigation of the Globe 1577-1580 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
4. Map of Sir Francis Drake's Circumnavigation of the Globe 1577-1580
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 138 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 11, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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