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In 1579, Sir Francis Drake is purported to have sought shelter for his ship, the Golden Hinde, around Cape Arago.[2][3] The headland was originally named Cape Gregory by James Cook on March 12, 1778 after Saint Gregory, the saint of that day; it was renamed Cape Arago after François Arago.[4]

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  1. ^ "Cape Arago State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-06-25.
  2. ^ Samuel Bawlf (2003). The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake: 1577-1580. New York: Walker & Company; 1st Edition (May 1, 2003). p. 363. ISBN 0-8027-1405-6.
  3. ^ "History of Coos Bay" Archived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine. City of Coos Bay. Accessed September 2010.
  4. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 159. ISBN 978-0875952772.

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