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Posted by seahunt on November 13, 2004 at 19:24:03:

In Reply to: Eagle Rock posted by Elaine on November 11, 2004 at 22:33:24:

There I was. It was a beautiful day sailing into unknown waters. That nut case Cabrillo would not turn back for any reason but gold. As we came along the back of the Island he had decided should be called Santa Catalina, we saw this pecularly shaped rock. There was no doubt, this was a special rock, a proud rock. As we sailed west, the shape became even more clear. Some of the men were pointing it out and chuckling a bit. Cabrillo looked up from his charts and exclaimed "Santa Catalina be blessed"! Then everyone on deck started choking with laughter. The Frier looked scandalized at him. He looked down and sceamed "shut up you gutter minds"! "Ok, on my chart it is called Pidgeon Rock as he scrawled it on his papers. And so it was named. But later sailors would see it and say that that is not a proud enough name for such a rock. So they called it the Eagle for how it reached to the sky. And that is how it happened.

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