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JUAN CABRILLO, by            
First Line: First from old spain you came, brave portuguese
Last Line: While skies burn blue, while lifts high loma's crest.
Subject(s): Portugal; Ships & Shipping


First from old Spain you came, brave Portuguese,
Cabrillo! And the ship San Salvador
Made port where never such craft sailed before
Here at Point Loma. Up from far southern seas
You came with white wings blowing, just as these
Our timid wings blow big here near this shore
Today. You came, you went. Now evermore
Your name, Cabrillo, rides our western breeze.
Proud navigator of the olden ways,
Bold son of seamen of that Portugal
Whose sailors knew all lands in golden days
When every land was distant! Here you shall
Stand forth in sunshine of this farthest West
While skies burn blue, while lifts high Loma's crest.





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