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Ed Von der Porten, president of the Drake Navigators Guild, will speak from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, followed by a picnic and 1.25-mile hike to Drakes Cove which features a hidden landmark commemorating Sir Francis Drake’s landing. David Briggs

Sir Francis Drake was looking for a way home. Between 1577 and 1580, on the last leg of a circumnavigation of the world in which he had sought to expand Britain’s maritime power and score Peruvian gold from the Spanish, Drake traveled north along the West Coast hoping to find an open passage to the Atlantic.

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