US government determines Drake landed at Point Reyes, California

Apparently fed up with four centuries of sqabbling, US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has designated the Point Reyes Peninsula, north of San Francisco, in Marin County, California, as the site where Sir Francis Drake came ashore and claimed the land for England.

Experts have argued about the location of the landing since Drake and his crew nailed a plaque claiming the land to a tree in 1579, with sites as diverse as San Diego and Alaska mentioned. The Drake Navigators Guild apparently submitted enough evidence to end the dispute with a list of 50 clues identifying Drakes Cove as the spot.