Near Tiburon in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
In 1775, the packet San Carlos, first known Spanish ship to enter San Francisco Bay, anchored in this cove while her commander, Lieut. Juan Manuel de Ayala, directed the first survey of the bay. Ayala named this island Isla de los Angeles. The island has been a Mexican rancho, U.S. Military post, bay defense site and both a quarantine and immigration station.
Historical Landmark No. 529
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Tiburon.
Erected 1970 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Tiburon. (Marker Number CHL 529.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
Location. 37° 52.007′ N, 122° 26.089′ W. Marker is near Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Click for map. This marker is located on Angel Island on the path leading south from the ferry dock toward the grass field at the head of Ayala Cove. 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 Ayala Cove (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Protecting the Public Health (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Army Moves In (approx. half a mile away); Caring for Soldiers (approx. half a mile away); Honoring the Contributions of Chinese Immigrants (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Post Expands (approx. 0.6 miles away); Treating the Troops (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ministering to all Faiths (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tiburon.
Also see . . . Angel Island History - Angel Island Conservancy. The island is alive with history… three thousand years ago it served as a fishing and hunting site for Coastal Miwok Indians. It was later a haven for Spanish Explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala, a cattle ranch, and a U.S. Army post starting with the Civil War. - Angel Island Conservany (Submitted on October 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • African Americans • Exploration • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
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