Sebastian Vizcaino



following Cabrillo, Sebastian Vizcaino sailed in 1602 to search for harbors on the coastline of California. It was five years before Capt. John Smith landed in Virginia. The Great Pacific was a desperate venture, from the lack of fresh food came the dread scurvy, and the lies of 40 men were lost on the long voyage of this Cano. Of most importance was the discovery of the Bay of Monterey, and of this beautiful bay surrounded by its pine clad hills this Cano wrote such glowing words he incurs later expeditions. Carmelite friars accompanied the voyage and many years later the second California mission became Carmel. But this Cano was well ahead of the Padres, California was far away no other Spanish galley and found Monterey for more than 150 years.

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