San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
First Ship into San Francisco Bay
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 236.
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Francisco Twin Bicenntennial, Inc., August 5, 1975.
Erected 1975 by California State Department of Parks and Recreation and The San Francisco Twin Bicentennial, Inc. (Marker Number 236.)
Location. 37° 48.405′ N, 122° 25.362′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Beach Street north of Larkin Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94109, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrea's Fountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Clock Tower (about 400 feet away); The Carpenter Shop... (about 500 feet away); The Dolphin Swimming and Boating Club (about 500 feet away); The South End Rowing Club (about 600 feet away); Triple-Expansion Steam Engine (about 700 feet away); Steam Donkey Engine (about 700 feet away); San Francisco Bay "Ark" (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . . The Spanish Era - Angel Island Conservancy. In August 1775, Lt. Juan Manuel de Ayala brought his ship, the San Carlos, into San Francisco Bay, and anchored in what is now Ayala Cove. His mission was to develop an accurate description of the bay that future Spanish ship captains could rely on. Ayala’s pilot, Don Jose’ de Canizares, explored the bay in the ship’s launch, and did the necessary map work – the first map ever made of the magnificent and now world-famous harbor. The San Carlos remained at anchor beside the little island that Ayala christened Isla de Los Angeles (Spanish for Island of the Angels), following a practice then common among Catholic explorers of naming sites for the religious feast days nearest to the time of discovery. (Submitted on April 1, 2013.)
Categories. • Exploration • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 3. submitted on April 1, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.