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

Ballast Point Whaling Station Site

 
 
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By Kevin W., March 4, 2015
1. Ballast Point Whaling Station Site Marker
Inscription. Late in 1857, the three Johnson brothers and the twin Packard brothers came to this site to survey possibilities for a station to "try out" or extract whale oil. Their operations began the next year. In 1869 the U.S. Government acquired the property for Fort Rosecrans and in 1873 whaling operations at Ballast Point ended.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 50

Originally registered December 6, 1932. Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Navy, Fort Guijarros Museum Foundation and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus, March 22, 1987.
 
Erected 1987 by Fort Guijarros Museum Foundation and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 50.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 32° 41.018′ N, 117° 14.205′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is at the intersection of Rosecrans Street and Guijarros Road on Rosecrans Street. Touch for map. This Marker is located inside Naval Base Point Loma. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Ballast Point Whaling Station Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 4, 2015
2. Ballast Point Whaling Station Site Marker
marker. Fort Guijarros Site (here, next to this marker); Cabrillo Landing (a few steps from this marker); Fort Rosecrans (a few steps from this marker); Buque Escuela Juan Sebastian de Elcano (a few steps from this marker); Moreton Bay Fig (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Post Chapel, Building 213 (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Holy Mass Celebrated in California (approx. 0.3 miles away); USS Gambier Bay CVE 73 and Composite Squadron VC-10 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 5, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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