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.
Location. 36° 36.36′ N, 121° 53.738′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Corporal Ewing Road. Touch for map. This marker is located to the east of Corporal Ewing Road on the grounds of the Presidio of Monterey Military Base. Marker is in this post office area: Monterey CA 93944, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Bouchard Monument (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); 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 Caspar de Portolá (about 600 feet away); Sloat Monument (about 700 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 San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.