The Log from the Sea of Cortez Setting & Symbolism

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Sea of Cortez, Mexico

The Sea of Cortez is the destination of the voyage described in this book, otherwise known as the Gulf of California. It lies between Baja California and the mainland of Mexico, on the Pacific side just south of California. To reach the Sea of Cortez, the expedition party sails down the coast of California, further down along the coast of Baja California, then into the Sea of Cortez. They then travel up the west shore of the Sea along the eastern coast of the Baja Peninsula, cross over to the eastern shore of the Sea of Cortez along the coast of Sonora, then back to the tip of Baja California and up the coast again to Monterey Bay.

Western Flyer

The Western Flyer is the vessel that Steinbeck and Ricketts hire for their expedition. Its captain and owner is Tony Berry, and it is...

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