"I now believe Francis Drake was in Nehalem Bay due to Garry Gitzen's book." -- Thomas Vaughan, Oregon Historian Laureate and Exec. Dir. Oregon Historical Society 1954-1989
“No one has written in such depth on the subject, every school and libraryin Oregon should have a copy…frankly, it’smagnificent, it has no parallel...” -- Harvey Steele, Oregon Archaeological Society
"I've read your book three times...it's excellent." -- Millard McClung, Asst. Exec. Dir. Oregon Historical Society (retired)
"I am enjoying your work and you should be both proud and ready for a fusillade of words from California." -- Herbert K. Beals, Oregon Historical Society Historian (retired)
"I greatly enjoyed the book, and I thought you advanced your arguments well." -- James P. Delgado, PhD, FRGS, RPA, Texas A&M
"Francis Drake in Nehalem Bay is a scholarly piece of research and I would recommend its reading to any serious student of Francis Drake or 16th century maritime expansion." -- Susan Jackson, Drake Exploration Society U.K.
"I concur completely on: the flora, the natives, the shell chains and clothing and the boats including language that has been so fouled up by the Drake Navigators Guild." -- Ralph Heading, Pacific Coast Exploration Society
Front Cover: Above Back Cover: Below Francis Drake's Port Nova Albion map overlay on U.S. G&CS Nehalem Bay map
Latest article published in Terrae Incognitae; The Journal of the society for the History of Discoveries, Volume 46.1, April 2014. A double-blind peer review journal: Edward Wright's World Chart 1599
Upcoming Field Trips Available: Some of the topics will be16th century navigation & surveying, Nehalem native culture, and topography.
Reserve your personal space now for "Sir Francis Drake's Pacific coast landing". Classes well be held in the private M. Wayne Jensen, Jr. Library. Class size is limited to 3 enrollees. For 2019 summer class qualifications and rates - Please feel free to call 503 368-7959 PST or email Class information.
Francis Drake in Nehalem Bay 1579, Setting the Historical Record Straight
The book is written for all serious students of Francis Drake's Pacific coast landing site. In the author's opinion, and all those with open eyes, puts to rest the dispute between California and Oregon where Francis Drake landed in the summer of 1579.It examines the topography, ethnology, flora & fauna and geology of Nehalem Bay, Oregon with the voyage journal "The World Encompassed".First published in 2008, revised 2011. The book is heavily illustrated, 6 appendices, endnotes, bibliography, index in 263 pages.