San Franscico 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.
Location. 37° 48.635′ N, 122° 28.626′ W. Marker is in San Franscico, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Marine Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located on Building 201 on the bay side of the top floor of the Fort Point Historical 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. A different marker also named Defending the Golden Gate Fort Point Light (here, next to 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); Setting A Deadly Obstacle Course (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crissy Field (approx. 0.4 miles away).
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 85 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.