For years history buffs and archeologists have said Drakes Bay, in Marin County’s Point Reyes National Seashore, is the first North American landing site of the English sailor Sir Francis Drake. In 2012, the U.S. Department of Interior officially recognized the bay as a National Historical Landmark. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports now the site is getting attention again with a new plaque commemorating the historical event.
For more information on Sir Francis Drakes visit to the West Coast check out the Drake Navigators Guild website. Find out how to plan a trip of your own to this historical landmark at the Point Reyes National Seashore website.