Maritime History of California

Maritime History Of California

In the California coast, the use of ships and the Pacific Ocean has historically included water craft (such as dugouts, canoes, sailing ships, and steamships), fisheries, shipbuilding, Gold Rush shipping, ports, shipwrecks, naval ships and installations, and lighthouses. The maritime history of California can be divided into several periods: the Native American period; European exploration period from 1542 to 1769; the Spanish colonial period, 1769 to 1821; the Mexican period, 1821 to 1847; and United States statehood period, which continues to the present day.

Read more about Maritime History Of California:  Early European Explorers, Spanish California Maritime Activities, Californio Maritime Activities 1821-1846, U.S. California Naval Activity, California Shipwrecks, California Lighthouses

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