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A Seafarer’s Lasting Imprint

John Olguin, director emeritus of the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, dressed as Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, gets ready to step onto San Miguel Island, one of the most remote of the Channel Islands chain. (Al Seib / LAT)
John Olguin, Director Emeritus of the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (center) dressed as Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, walks the beach at Cuyler Harbor on San Miguel Island, one of the most remote of the Channel Islands chain. Olguin and his crew of five, three soldiers, a navigator, and a padre, were dressed in authentic Spanish explorers garb to reenact the 1542 landing of Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo on San Miguel Island. (Al Seib / LAT)
John Olguin and his crew of five reenacted the 1542 landing of Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, “Discoverer of California,” on San Miguel Island. (Al Seib / LAT)
Following the landing on the beach at Cuyler Harbor, Olguin talks about the history of the island and Cabrillo to a group that has come from the Cabrillo Museum. (Al Seib / LAT)
John Olguin and his party move inland after landing on the beach at Cuyler Harbor. (Al Seib / LAT)
The north shore of Santa Cruz Island. (Al Seib / LAT)
The Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo memorial commands a sweeping view of Cuyler Harbor on San Miguel Island. (Al Seib / LAT)
Olguin, center, talks about the history of Cabrillo to a group from the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium that came to see the reenactment of Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo’s landing on San Miguel. (Al Seib / LAT)
John Olguin,gets a hand getting dressed before he talks about the history of Cabrillo and reenacts the landing on San Miguel. (Al Seib / LAT)
John Olguin, left, and Joe McKinzie reenact the 1542 landing of Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, called the “Discoverer of California,” on San Miguel Island. (Al Seib / LAT)
John Olguin and his crew of three soldiers, a navigator, and a padre, reenact the 1542 landing of Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, “Discoverer of California,” on San Miguel Island. (Al Seib / LAT)
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