Ships Departing on Expedition

1768 - 1768

1768 – San Blas is founded as a naval base and supply depot. Alta California will be supplied from here.

05-05-1768 – José de Gálvez, Inspector General of New Spain, plans a land-based and sea-based expedition to settle Alta California.

310,000 Native Americans live in Alta California at the time of colonization. They speak over 100 languages.