Point Reyes’ Drakes Bay Dedicated as a National Historic Landmark

Nov 1, 2016

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.

Drakes Bay gets a commemorative plaque four years after it was deemed a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of Interior
Credit Tiffany Camhi

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.