Revising the History of San Miguel Island, California

Since 1979 when the National Park Service distributed the historical resource study of the Channel Islands National Monument and San Miguel Island (Roberts 1979) new research and interpretation have touched upon at least three important topics at San Miguel: the Cabrillo era, the B-24 bomber crash in 1943 and the sheep rancher William G. Waters. This paper will briefly update the findings on those topics. An expanded treatment of the history of San Miguel Island is found in Roberts (1992).