In 1838 a sixteen-year-old boy names Hans Buhne sailed from his home in Flensburg, Denmark and began his first adventure as a cabin boy on a whaling ship. He sailed for eleven years on whaling vessels and became first mate on several ships before arriving in San Francisco during the gold rush of '49. He tried gold mining but, dissatisfied, he returned to the sea to explore the rugged northern California coast for a pathway to the Trinity gold mines.He discovered a bay, later called Humboldt Bay that was surrounded by endless redwood forests.This became his home. He became famous for his adventures as a Humboldt Bar pilot, bought a chandlery store, and a lumber mill, and developed several, thousand-acre ranches.When he died in 1894 he was one of the wealthiest men in northern California.
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