#0050 Ballast Point Whaling Station Site


#0050 Ballast Point Whaling Station Site

Site information:

End of Rosecrans St, Point Loma, San Diego

Only military personnel are allowed on base, although there are certain events that allow limited civilian access.

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Ballast Point Whaling Station Site

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.

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, 1967.

Registered 12/6/1932