#0057 La Punta de los Muertos


#0057 La Punta de los Muertos

Site information:

SE Corner of Harbor Dr and Pacific Hwy, San Diego

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

Photos 2 & 3 show the plaque before the corner was refurbished. The plaque is still there, just a few yards further south on Pacific Hwy.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

La Punta de los Muertos (Dead Men's Point)

Burial site of sailors and marines in 1782 when San Diego Bay was surveyed & charted by Don Juan Pantoja Y Arriaga, pilot, and Don Jose Tovar, mate, of the royal frigates "La Princesa" and "La Favorita" under command of Don Augustin de Echeverria.

Marker placed by San Diego County Board of Supervisors and the Historical Markers Committee. Erected 1954

Registered 12/6/1932