Cancelled - Melissa Darby
*This event has been cancelled.
In her book, Thunder Go North: The Hunt for Sir Francis Drake's Fair and Good Bay (University of Utah Press), Portland archeologist Melissa Darby examines evidence pertaining to the site of the Golden Hind’s landing during its 16th Century journey along what is now the North American West Coast. "Meticulously researched and engagingly written, Thunder Go North embarks on a fresh investigation into a centuries-old 'vexed question' Where was Francis Drake's 1579 landing place on North America's Pacific Coast? Using anthropological as well as historical evidence, author Melissa Darby presents a compelling case that Drake most likely came ashore on the central coast of Oregon--far to the north of Drake's Bay, near San Francisco, the allegedly 'long-settled' answer to that question. She tells an exceedingly complicated but fascinating story, and tells it well. Melissa Darby is principal investigator and sole proprietor of Lower Columbia Research and Archaeology. She has worked for over thirty years as an archaeologist and historian in the Northwest.