Bodega y Quadra, Juan Francisco de la

BODEGA Y QUADRA, Juan Francisco de la, naval explorer (b 22 May 1744, Lima, Peru; d 26 Mar 1794, Mexico City). After early education in Lima, he entered the Naval Academy in Cádiz and graduated as a midshipman in 1767. He arrived in New Spain (Mexico) in 1774 among other young officers selected and trained for Pacific Northwest Coast exploration. From San Blas in 1775 he made an epic voyage to Alaska in the tiny schooner Sonora; he reached Kruzov Island and charted the first realistic...

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