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This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. A competing claim was established for England in by the privateer Francis Drakewho followed the trans-Pacific route from the Philippines established by the Manila Galleons and reached the California coast near Cape Mendocinofrom which he then sailed south along the coast at least as far as Point Reyes.
Affairs in Europe took precedence, keeping all of the maritime powers occupied. The little settlement that did occur included the establishment of several missions on the Baja California peninsula by Spanish Jesuit missionaries. When he first sailed to Baja California as the new governor he brought with him 25 dragoons and 25 infantrymen in order to help him with his expulsion of the Jesuits and, eventually, the further exploration of the rest of California.
His military background would prove very helpful during the expedition. The Russians had been advancing south from their strongholds in present-day Alaskaand the British had been pushing west in Canada and were approaching the Pacific coast.
The plan called for a joint land-sea movement up the Pacific coast. The job of the ships was to keep the land contingent supplied with provisions and to carry communications between them and New Spain.
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Three groups traveled by sea while two others traveled by land in mule trains. Three galleonshastily built in San Blasset sail for San Diego in early All three ships, crossing the Gulf of California from San Blas, arrived leaking on the east of coast of Baja, requiring repairs there.
With sailors plus cooks, carpenters and blacksmiths, the San Antonio carried a total of around 30 men. These ships left ahead of the land groups. Two groups by land[ edit ] Captain Fernando Riveramoving north through Baja California, gathered horses and mules from the fragile chain of Catholic missions to supply his overland expedition.
Their mule and horse train, tended by three muleteerscarried 25 leather-jacket soldiers and 42 Baja California Christian Indians all men. This group traveled slower than the Rivera party. Even so, they had an arduous trek over deserts and through ravines.
Many crew members on both ships had fallen ill — especially from scurvy — during their voyages. Searching for a source of fresh water and helped by Indians they encountered, they found a suitable river about nine miles northeast.
Moving their ships as close as possible, they set up a camp on the beach, surrounding it with an earthen parapet with two cannons mounted. Then they moved the sick men to shore and settled them into the camp. The number of men engaged in those arduous labors diminished daily due to illness.
Nearly all medicines and stored food had been consumed on the long voyages. Doctor Pedro Prat — himself weakened by scurvy — gathered medicinal herbs in the fields and desperately tried to cure the ill men.
Heat scorched them by day, cold stung them by night.
Two or three men died every day, until the combined sea expedition — which had started with over 90 men — had shrunk to eight soldiers and eight sailors.
They erected a stockade and mounted a cannon on land that later became the Presidio of San Diego. Vila refused to sail under such conditions.
On that voyage, several more sailors died. The Franciscans ultimately founded twenty-one missions at or near the Pacific Coast of what is now the state of California, in addition to one mission in Baja California.
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The string of California missions began at San Diego. Serra stayed behind, as did captain Vicente Vila and the few sailors who remained on the San Carlos.
That afternoon they felt a strong earthquakewith aftershocks jolting them over the next few days. They continued moving northwest along a route that would become El Camino Real royal path or road in Alta California.
By then, at least ten of the party were being carried on littersdue to the effects of scurvy.With the decades of successful missions, the space budget in itself has seen compounding of investments by the government and to diversification of the programme into navigation, interplanetary exploration, and defence communications.
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