First documented stop • First documented stop

All that changed, though, in 1579 when Sir Francis Drake and his crew disembarked on the Farallones. En route to the mainland, they stopped at the archipelago to stock up on eggs and meat – from sea birds and seals – before continuing their journey. But it would be another two centuries before humans would settle on the island. Photo Credit: Albert Bierstadt/Museum of Fine Arts,Boston/Wikimedia Commons

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