Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Argentine Navy
La Armada Argentina
Erected 1980 by Argentine Council for Students Interchange - CADIE.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1979.
Location. 36° 36.36′ N, 121° 53.738′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterey CA 93944, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Castillo de Monterey (a few steps from this marker); El Castillo Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Here ... landed Very Rev. Father Junipero Serra (within shouting distance of this marker); Presidio of Monterey Museum (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 400th Anniversary of the Naming of Monterey Bay by Gen. Sebastián Vizcaíno (about 600 feet away); Don Gaspar de Portolá (about 600 feet away); Sloat Monument (about 700 feet away); Crescent Brand Sardine Company (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
Also see . . . Hipólito (Hypolite) Bouchard and the Raid of 1818. About the middle of October, 1818, Bouchard, commanding the Argentina, along with the Santa Rosa, entered Monterey Bay. They apparently arrived near dark. Bouchard's Argentina remained in the middle of the bay while the Santa Rosa, under the command of Englishman Peter Corney, anchored so close in the harbor that the guns of El Castillo could only reach the highest parts of its masts. (Submitted on February 7, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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