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#189:  Dana Point

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Location:

Ken Sampson Overview, end of Street of the Blue Lantern, Dana Point

33.463690,-117.706665

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

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From the plaque:

Named for Richard Henry Dana, author of Two Years Before the Mast, who visited here in 1835. El Embarcadero, the cove below, was used by hide vessels trading with Mission San Juan Capistrano. This trade reached its peak in 1830-1840. In 1818 pirate Hipolito Bouchard, flying an Argentine flag, anchored his fleet here while raiding the mission.

California State Park Commision



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