San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Defending the Golden Gate
Fort Point's barbette cannon could sink any wooden ship entering the Golden Gate. No enemy vessel ever tried to pass the guns of Fort Point.
newspaper reporter Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
Erected by Fort Point National Historic Site Serivices.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical date for this entry is July 14, 1864.
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. Marker is located on Building 201 Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94123, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Defending the Golden Gate (here, next to this marker); Fort Point Light (here, next to this marker); Fort Point National Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); 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); The Era of Earthworks Batteries (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on February 1, 2019, by Bruce Guthrie of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.