Editors. "Francis Drake sees the Pacific". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15153, accessed 29 August 2016.]
The crew of the Golden Hind, captained by Francis Drake, become the first Britons to see the Pacific Ocean. On their circumnavigation of the globe, they had sailed down the Atlantic coast of South America, and reached the Pacific through the narrow Strait of Magellan, so named for the Portuguese sailor who had navigated it in 1520.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.