#529:  Angel Island

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Hospital Cove, Angel Island State Park





State Plaque


Plaque and site are located on Angel Island. Tours available and fee required to access island.

From the plaque:

In 1775, the packet San Carlos, first known Spanish ship to enter San Francisco Bay, anchored in this cove. While here, the commander, Lieut. Juan Manual de Ayala, directed the first survey of the bay. This island, which Ayala named Isla de los Angeles, has been a Mexican rancho, a U.S. military post, a bay defense site, and a quarantine and immigration station.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Tiburon. September 26, 1970

©2009 David Schmitt