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San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Cabrillo’s Ships

 
 
Cabrillo’s Ships Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 21, 2006
1. Cabrillo’s Ships Marker
Inscription.  The first three sailing vessels to enter San Diego Bay came from the direction you are facing. They were the San Salvador, the Victoria and the San Miguel - Spanish vessels commanded by Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo. The San Salvador, a galleon, was about 100 feet (30 meters) long and weighed about 200 tons. The Victoria was a caravel, a smaller ship built for sailing in coastal waters. The bergantin San Miguel, with sails and oars, was used mainly for ferrying men to and from shore and for servicing the larger ships.

The three ships were built on the west coast of Guatemala, mostly with native materials and labor. The San Salvador and the Victoria each could accommodate a crew of 60 – 100 men with enough supplies for three years of exploration.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 32° 40.438′ N, 117° 14.376′ W.
Cabrillo’s Ships Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 21, 2006
2. Cabrillo’s Ships Marker
Cabrillo Monument and San Diego Bay are in the Background
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Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is located at the Cabrillo National Monument at Point Loma. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Road, San Diego CA 92106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stephen Tyng Mather (within shouting distance of this marker); Joăo Rodrigues Cabrilho 1542 (within shouting distance of this marker); In Homage to the Spanish Expedition (within shouting distance of this marker); Landing of Cabríllo (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Point Loma Lighthouse (about 600 feet away); Old Point Loma Lighthouse (about 600 feet away); Point Loma - The Early Years (about 600 feet away); Harbor Lights (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
Also see . . .
1. The National Park Service: Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. San Diego Historical Society entry (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.) 
 
The Cabrillo National Monument Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 21, 2006
3. The Cabrillo National Monument Entrance
San Diego Bay image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 21, 2006
4. San Diego Bay
Looking East from the Cabrillo Monument
Cabrillo’s Monument image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle, November 21, 2006
5. Cabrillo’s Monument
See Photo #2 for view from marker.

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One of Cabrillo’s Ships image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
6. One of Cabrillo’s Ships
Close-up of image on marker
Pennant image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
7. Pennant
Close-up of image on marker
One of Cabrillo’s Ships image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
8. One of Cabrillo’s Ships
atop the Cabrillo National Monument Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,878 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 19, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   6, 7, 8. submitted on July 3, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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