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Landing of Cabríllo

 
 
Landing of Cabríllo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
1. Landing of Cabríllo Marker
Inscription. On September 28, 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabríllo and his crew sailed into this harbor and became the first Europeans to set foot on what would later become the west coast of the United States. The exact landing area is not known, but many believe that Cabríllo came ashore on Ballast Point, the small finger of land below you.
 
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. Touch for map. At the Visitors' Center Cabrillo National Monument. 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 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.
 
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Landing of Cabríllo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
2. Landing of Cabríllo Marker
Ballast Point in the background
Ballast Point image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
3. Ballast Point
Close-up of map on marker
Juan Rodriquez Cabríllo image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
4. Juan Rodriquez Cabríllo
Close-up of image on marker
Landing of Cabríllo image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
5. Landing of Cabríllo
Close-up of image on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on July 5, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 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.
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