San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Defending the Golden Gate
"Yesterday, Queen Emma and suite, of the Hawaiian Islands....visited fortifications of the harbor...The excursionists landed at the wharf and walked to Fort Point, which was thoroughly inspected, the superb band of the Second Artillery discoursing exquisite music. After the inspection the company witnessed some shell practice from the barbette battery, the target being the foot of Lime Point. The firing was exquisite - all being line shots, and one shell exploded on the east edge of the target."
Alta California October 4, 1866.
Erected by Fort Point National Historic Site Services.
Location. 37° 48.635′ N, 122° 28.626′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Marine Drive. Touch for map. The marker is mounted on the wall of Building 201 at the Fort Point National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94123, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Point Light (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Defending the Golden Gate Castillo de San Joaquin (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Point (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Golden Gate Bridge: Vision, Genius and Expert Care (approx. 0.2 miles away); Men of Vision (approx. 0.2 miles away); Setting A Deadly Obstacle Course (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crissy Field (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 112 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.