The first explorers to what eventually became Monterey Bay reached the new land in 1542. Juan Cabrillo passed by, but there was no interaction between the two cultures until 1602. Sebastian Viscaino commanded the ship that housed the first Spaniards that made contact with the Ohlone Indians.
The Spanish arrive, and are greeted by the friendly Ohlone. This would be the only contact for another 170 years.
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