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Landing of Cabríllo
Location. 32° 40.5′ N, 117° 14.362′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Cabrillo Memorial Drive. At the Visitors' Center Cabrillo National Monument. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stephen Tyng Mather (within shouting distance of this marker); Cabrillo’s Ships (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joao Rodrigues Cabrilho 1542 (about 400 feet away); In Homage to the Spanish Expedition (about 400 feet away); Harbor Lights (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Point Loma Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Point Loma (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Rosecrans (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry for Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo. “In 1539, Francisco de Ulloa, who had been commissioned by Cortés, discovered the Gulf of California and reached nearly as far north as the 30th parallel. Cabrillo was then commissioned by the new Viceroy of New Spain, Antonio de Mendoza, to lead an expedition up the Pacific coast in search of trade opportunities, perhaps to find a way to China (for the full extent of the northern Pacific was unknown) or to find the mythical Strait of Anián (or Northwest Passage) connecting the Pacific Ocean with Hudson Bay. Cabrillo built and owned the flagship of his venture (two or three ships), and stood to profit from any trade or treasure.” (Submitted on September 16, 2018.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on July 5, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was the Marker of the Week September 30, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 3, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.