He joined the local Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club there and by 1977 had reached the membership rank of commodore.
"It is a fine roadstead," said Cabrillo, coming on deck, as the sun rose over the pine-covered hills.
Cabrillo felt his way along it in 1542, claiming it for Spain.
Cabrillo tells of the Indians with whom he held communication.
Upper California was discovered in 1548, by Cabrillo, a Spanish navigator.
Cabrillo died during the expedition; but his successor, Ferralo, continued the voyage as far north as latitude 42°.
It was probably here that Cabrillo saw houses built after the manner of those in New Spain.
Very soon Juan returned with Cabrillo's first assistant, the pilot, Ferrelo, a brave navigator and a just man.
Cabrillo's men found a primitive temple on one of the islands, and in it an unknown god or idol.
Cabrillo was the first white man so far as we know who visited the Indians of the coast of California.