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FOPABOMB - POINT REYES SHIPWRECK

In November 1595, with Sebastián Rodríguez Cermeño as its captain, 80-foot-long (25 meters) galleon San Agustin left the Philippines. ⠀ ⠀ On board were silks, other textiles and porcelains heading to New Spain (Mexico), several passengers and a crew of at least 70 men headed towards a journey that would take 106 days.⠀ ⠀ When approaching Punta de los Reyes what nowadays is Point Reyes in California, the San Agustin mysteriously sank, leaving 70 crewmen and Cermeño stranded at what is now Drakes Bay.⠀ ⠀ Fortunately, a sailing launch had been unloaded before the San Agustin broke up. And on December 1595, Cermeño and his 70 men boarded the to their true destination, Acapulco, Mexico — 1,500 miles (2414 km) away. 7 weeks later, Cermeño and all 70 men successfully made to the port.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #TravelTip: In February 2016, someone set fire to this historical piece, although much is being said that the ship is gone, I have seen many Instagram pictures and even drone footage late January 2017. If you are heading there be careful and respectful to do not increase the damage already made on this precious ship.