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Near Bodega Bay in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Bodega Bay and Harbor

 
 
Bodega Bay and Harbor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, December 22, 2006
1. Bodega Bay and Harbor Marker
Inscription. Discovered in 1602-03 by the expedition of Vizcaíno. It was named by Bodega in his survey of 1775. The harbor was used in 1790 by Colnett and by the Kusov expeditions in 1809 and 1811. The Russian-American company and their Aleut hunters used the bay as an outpost until 1841. Stephen Smith took control in 1843. Pioneer ships of many nations used Bodega Bay as an anchorage.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 833

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Westerners and Sonoma County Parks and Recreation.
May 24, 1970
 
Erected 1970 by California State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Westerners and Sonoma County Parks and Recreation. (Marker Number 833.)
 
Location. 38° 18.68′ N, 123° 3.067′ W. Marker is near Bodega Bay, California, in Sonoma County. Marker is on Doran Beach Road west of California Route 1, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map.
The Town of Bodega Bay and Harbor image. Click for full size.
By Henry M Kohnen, October 14, 2014
2. The Town of Bodega Bay and Harbor
Located inside Doran Regional Park (http://www.sonoma-county.org/parks/pk_doran.htm). Marker is in this post office area: Bodega Bay CA 94923, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Children's Bell Tower (approx. 2 miles away); Bodega Bay (approx. 4.8 miles away); Saint Teresa of Avila Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Potter School Est. 1873 (approx. 4.9 miles away); Watson School (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Doran Regional Park. (Submitted on February 9, 2007.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWaterways & Vessels
 
Bodega Bay and Harbor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, December 22, 2006
3. Bodega Bay and Harbor Marker
Bodega Bay image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, December 22, 2006
4. Bodega Bay
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,746 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 9, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   2. submitted on October 21, 2014, by Henry M Kohnen of San Jose, California.   3, 4. submitted on February 9, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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