National Geographic : 1894 Jan 31
256 G. Davidson-Northwestern Coast of America. monized without straining. Many minor and interesting state ments noted in the narrations have been verified, such as the seventeen villages which Ferrelo names from the Gaviota an chorage to point Conception. On the Coast Survery chart there are seventeen arroyos, where we found the remains of old ran cherias as we traveled this part of the coast in 1850. It is proper to mention that upon the return of the vessels to the Santa Barbara islands in March, on their final retreat, the confusion of new names to the islands was added; but fortu nately I had learned from my colleagues, who had made the detailed surveys of these islands, the advantages and disad vantages of the anchoring grounds around Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa islands under different conditions of summer blows and winter storms, and I am satisfied that the last anchorages of these navigators have been identified. Of the identification of Drake's anchorages on the coast of California and Oregon I have not spoken, because I propose to elsewhere present a separate paper upon the former; nor have I referred specially to the accurate work of Vizcaino, but I may mention that, upon the authority of his narrative, it has been long asserted that a great forest covered the Loma that lies be tween San Diego bay and False bay to the northward. This erroneous statement has arisen from the mistranslation of " el monte," which in the narrative signifies a hill; that is the point Loma of the modern charts. Such instances as these have satisfied me that all the narrators made truthful records, so far as they wrote, and this conviction has enabled me to clearly explain in my monograph several apparent inconsistencies in parts of Vizcaino's narrative. The mass of details presented in the monograph cannot be given in this short paper, but I presented in the Report of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1886, appendix No. 7, a tabulation of the results, which establish the identification of the seventy-one landfalls, capes, points, bays, anchorages and islands mentioned by Cabrillo and Ferrelo. I also appended a chart to exhibit in graphic and still more condensed form these identifications. It will be noted that in this list and chart there is no mention of the groups of the Farallones off the entrance to San Francisco bay, although Cabrillo and Ferrelo must have seen them. Drake mentions and names them; Vizcaino has them on his chart, but does not mention them in his narrative.
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