Author Results for Sir Simon Cassels

Where did Drake Careen the Golden Hind in June/July 1579? A Mariner’s Assessment

By Sir Simon Cassels

In June 1579, the treasure-laden Golden Hind was off the Pacific coast of North America. The article reassess how far north Drake sailed and where he prepared his ship for a Pacific crossing. Off Foulweather Cape, cold and foggy weather forced a return southwards in search of a harbour. The author argues, with maps and […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | Pacific
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers | Science & Exploration