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Near Tiburon in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Ayala Cove

 
 
Ayala Cove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
1. Ayala Cove Marker
Inscription. Lieut. Juan de Ayala of the Royal Spanish Navy sailed through the Golden Gate on Aug. 5, 1775. He commanded the packet-boat San Carlos, which was the first known ship in the waters of San Francisco Bay. On the 13th day of August, Ayala anchored this vessel in the cove of an island he named ‘Isla de los Angeles’, or Angel Island and from here directed the first survey of the bay.

In commemoration of these events this cove is hereby dedicated as Ayala Cove on the 6th day of September, 1969.
 
Erected 1969.
 
Location. 37° 52.117′ N, 122° 26.076′ W. Marker is near Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Click for map. This marker is located on Angel Island near the ferry landing. Marker is in this post office area: Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Angel Island (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Protecting the Public Health (approx. ¼ mile away); Honoring the Contributions of Chinese Immigrants (approx. half a mile away); The Post Expands (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Army Moves In (approx. 0.6 miles
Ayala Cove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
2. Ayala Cove Marker
away); Caring for Soldiers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Treating the Troops (approx. ¾ mile away); Ministering to all Faiths (approx. ¾ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Tiburon.
 
More about this marker. Angel Island is only accessible by ferry.
 
Also see . . .  Ayala Cove - Angel Island Conservancy. Following a practice then common among Catholic explorers naming sites for the religious feast days nearest to the time of discovery, Father Vicente, the chaplain of the San Carlos, christened the little island Isla de Los Angeles. (Submitted on October 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Ayala Cove image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
3. Ayala Cove
As viewed from a ferry.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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