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[QUOTE]Originally posted by NaturalResources: [QB] Further details from a book titled "Pillaging the Empire" By Kris E. Lane. On pages 45 and 46, in reference to Drakes capture of the treasure laden Spanish galleon Cacafuego: [QUOTE]"Short of the substanital feat of circumnavigation this was as good as it would get for Drake. Another prize was taken off Cano Island (Costa Rica) by the crew's pinnace on 20 March 1579 while the Golden Hind was being careened. As luck would have it, the small vessel, though carrying little of value in its hold, had aboard two pilots of the Manila galleon route. These men, Alonso Sanchez Colchero and Martin de Aquirre, just happened to have their chart-books, or derroteros, along with them. Only Sanchez Colchero was detained, the others having been let go to sail the pirates own pinnace back to Nicoya, whence they had come.[/QUOTE] [/QB][/QUOTE]
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