After scouting the West Coast of North America in 1579, Francis Drake desperately needed to find a sheltered bay to repair the Golden Hind before he started across the Pacific Ocean back to England. Though the fact of his landfall on the West Coast – often cited as Nova Albion – is well established, the exact location of his landing is not so clearly documented. Listen for a review of current research and conflicting opinions, and a description of artifacts that may – or may not – point to Nova Albion.

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  • March 21, 2024
    Episode 1 Listener Comments
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  • February 17, 2024
    Historiography of Quest for Drake’s West Coast Landfall
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    Site Advocate Contact Information
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    The “Hondius Inset” Map
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  • February 17, 2024
    Map Showing General Location of Drakes Bay
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    Picture of Drakes Bay
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  • February 17, 2024
    Approximate Locations of Proposed Drake Landing Sites in Marin County (CA)
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    Approximate Locations of Proposed Drake Landing Sites in Oregon
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  • February 17, 2024
    The “Dudley Map” (excerpt)
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  • February 17, 2024
    Maps of Neahkahnie Mountain Artifact Field
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  • February 17, 2024
    Agate Beach Carbon Dating Reports, 1/6: Beta (1999)
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  • February 17, 2024
    Agate Beach Carbon Dating Reports, 2/6: UofA 5196 (1989)
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  • February 17, 2024
    Agate Beach Carbon Dating Reports, 3/6: WSU Lab Report 4240 (1991)
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  • February 17, 2024
    Agate Beach Carbon Dating Reports, 4/6: WSU Lab Report 4258 (1991)
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  • February 17, 2024
    Agate Beach Carbon Dating Report, 5/6: WSU Lab Report 4329 (1991)
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  • February 17, 2024
    Agate Beach Carbon Dating Report, 6/6: WSU Lab Report 4467 (1993)
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