Jeromy Chang

by MsPohlman
Last updated 7 years ago

Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
History
Grade:
4

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Jeromy Chang

I lived from 1548 to 1629.

Sebastian's JourneyThe expedition began May 5, 1602, with two ships, a frigate, and a long boat moored in the Bay of San Bernabe. They set sail from Acapulco, Mexico. At Mazatlán, they crossed the Gulf to Cabo San Lucas and proceeded north along the Baja California coast. On November 10, Vizcaíno reached the place that Juan Rodríquez Cabrillo had named San Miguel and renamed it San Diego. After ten days charting the bay, the expedition continued north. On December 14, Vizcaíno discovered and named Monterrey. From there two of the three boats proceeded further north. Although Vizcaíno tried to turn around at Cape Mendocino, a storm blew the ships northward, with one going as far as Cape Blanco in southern Oregon. On January 21, Vizcaíno finally did head south, arriving back in Acapulco on March 21, 1603.

Sebastian's BackroundSebastian Vizcaino was a Spanish soldier, merchant, and navigator. He fought bravely in the 1580 Spanish invasion of Portugual. In 1583 Vizcaino went to New Spain. As a merchant, he sailed on Manila galleons and became rich, but lost most of his fortune in 1587 when Cavendish captured his Spanish galleon. Vizcaíno later regained his wealth. In 1602, Vizcaino gained permission to exploit the pearl fisheries in Baja California in exchange for being allowed to use the fisheries. Even though Vizcaino spoke highly of the California coast and Monterey Bay as a good port for the Manila galleons, he was not allowed a return visit to further explore. Alta, California was ignored for many decades after Vizcaino's exploration. He gave the name to many California places but the only place he discovered was Monterey Bay. He charted the coast with such accuracy that his maps were used until about 1790 As he journeyed north along the coast, he renamed many of the locations previously named by Cabrillo. The names we now use for places like San Diego, Santa Catalina, Santa Barbara, Point Conception, Monterey, and others were given by Vizcaino. He traveled as far north as Cape Mendocino and made detailed charts and maps of the coastline. Monterey Bay was named for New Spain Viceroy Monterey, who had given him permission for the expedition. Vizcaino reported that the bay was a safe harbor "sheltered from all winds," a claim that was not true. Monterey Bay, in fact, is open the sea and includes no proper harbor. Most of the crew died from scurvy (a lack of vitamin C).

Sebastian'sBackround Cont. California for Spain. On May 5, 1602, Vizcaíno left Acapulco, Mexico to explore Alta California. Even though Vizcaíno spoke highly of the California coast and Monterey Bay as a good port for the Manila galleons, he was not allowed a return visit to further explore. Alta California was ignored for many decades after Vizcaíno's exploration.

Sebastian's CrewVizcaino reported that the bay was a safe harbor "sheltered from all winds," a claim that was not true. Monterey Bay, in fact, is open the sea and includes no proper harbor. Most of the crew died from scurvy (a lack of vitamin C).

Sebastian's sponsoring and home countrySebastian's sponsoring country.His home country is Spain

Sebastian Vizcaino By : Jeromy Chang

Sebastian's FindingsHe found Monterey and renamed San Miguel to San Diego


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