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The Aránzazu was the vessel captained by Jacinto Caamaño during his explorations of the British Columbia and Alaska Coast in the late 18th Century (see his article). Obviously named after this shrine, or its patron - perhaps the vessel's name was, in fact Nuestra Señora de Aránzazu though I've never seen such ar reference (in English). It was the largest of the many imperial ships from all empires to study that coast and was on a scientific and mapping expedition....any information on it woudl be greatly appreciated, as well as any start towards an article on it; I'm hoping that someone familiar with Spanish naval history might have some reason to be "on" this page, or who may be able to translate my query into good Spanish and post it on an appropriate talkpage in Spanish Wikipedia (I speak Spanish not bad, but wouldn't dare to write a complicated question of this kind....). Thanks, please reply on my talkpage if interested or if you know something....Skookum1 (talk) 20:15, 13 January 2009 (UTC)