Francisco Antonio Mourelle

Francisco Antonio Mourelle

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Francisco Antonio Mourelle de la R a (1750 - May 24, 1820) was a Galician naval officer and explorer serving the Spanish crown. He was born in 1750 at San Adri n de Corme (Corme Aldea, Ponteceso), near A Coru a, Galicia. Mourelle served the Spanish navy in the Guyanas, Trinidad, and the Antilles before becoming stationed at New Spain's Pacific Ocean naval base at San Blas, Mexico in 1774. He joined the 1775 expedition of Bruno de Heceta and Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra, serving as Quadra's pilot on the schooner Sonora. On July 29, at around 49 degrees north latitude, the Sonora became separated from Heceta's ship Santiago. Heceta soon returned south while Quadra and Mourelle continued north, eventually reaching 58 degrees 30 minutes north latitude. They found and anchored in Bucareli Bay. Then they sailed south, arriving at Monterey, California, on October 7, and San Blas on November 20, 1775.show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135948636
  • 9786135948639