May you have fair winds. I am a fusion of a replica wooden sailing ship
and the seed of a sentient bioship
I am inspired by the building of a replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s ship, which was built in view of the public with half the hours coming from volunteers before being put on a barge and taken down to a professional shipyard for final finishing.
- NBC San Diego
- San Diego Union Tribune
A man named Andres de Urdaneta did a report based on Cabrillo's log in 1543. He felt ocean winds went east (home) in the far north, thus finding the way back and making Manila galleons possible.
Cabrillo (probably born Juan Rodriguez), built the San Salvador, the largest of the 6 or 7 built in his shipyard, by 1541, he mentioned he had built and paid for it himself.
The San Salvador sailed with two other vessels up the coast of what is now the western United States. Cabrillo wanted to sail the Southern Seas to find China, the Straits of Anian, or Cibola; he found none and died in the process.
Juan Rodr�guez Cabrillo, pilot and commander
Ger�nimo de San Rem�n, master perhaps of the San Salvador
Bartolom� Ferrer, chief pilot and pilot of probably La Victoria. From Levantine coast of Spain
Lorenzo Hern�ndez Barreda, a pilot, from Corsica
Antonio Correia, master - Portugeuse, prob commanded San Miguel
L�zaro de C�rdenas - on voyage
Francisco de Vargas - on voyage
Fray Julian de Lescano, an Augustine monk
Made up Crew:
Miguel Sanchez de Ortega - merchant, cousin to Cabrillo’s wife
Miguel’s friend Juan
Pedro - steward
Francisco - bad back
Tello - lived around ships all his life, knows everything, can put anything back together
Diego - dapper
Domingo - “Bam Bam”
Roberto - loner
Benito - quiet, wood carver
Taken on the barge that later took the San Salvador away to a professional shipyard.
San Salvador on the barge at the site where it was built.
San Salvador on the barge coming to its new, temporary home.
San Salvador sails!
I've tried for awhile to get pics of her sailing, but I'm always on the ship, or the crew doesn't unfurl the sails until they pass me, but here is the first sail thanking the build site volunteers. - I'm on the next one!