• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

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Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo
16th century explorers like Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo found their way using navigational instruments like an astrolabe.  Today, directions and maps are just a mouse click away.  Please select one of the topics below.
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16th century galleons

Did you know that no one knows for sure where 16th century explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo was born or what he looked like?