Sir Francis (aka Bob Ward Jr.) Drake finished the Newport Marathon in a creditable 4 hours 10 minutes, despite his 16th century costume.
Bob wants to thank those who offered him both encouragement and sponsorship, which will help the “Drake in Oregon Society” to complete its preliminary archaeological work at the Salmon River.
Anybody wishing to provide retrospective support for the ongoing work can still do so by visiting www.DrakeInOregon.com, where there are photos of the day’s events and a place to make tax deductible donations. Drake in Oregon Society is a 501C-3 non-profit.
Drake in Oregon intends to prove that Sir Francis Drake first made landfall on North America at Whale Cove immediately north of Cape Foulweather/Rocky Creek, not at so-called Drakes Bay near San Francisco. Through forensic research of historical records and what is expected to be an extraction of definitive proof from the bottom of an estuary on the Salmon River Bob’s father, Robert Ward, Sr., is hoping to re-write history as to who and whose crewmen first set foot on the North American continent, and declared dominion over the land in the name of the Queen of England.
Again, those who would like to donate to this project can do so by contacting the Drake in Oregon Society at their website, www.DrakeInOregon.com