#69:  Site of Fort Guijarros

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End of Rosecrans St, Point Loma, San Diego



State Plaque


Reports from the Fort Guijarros Museum Foundation
Some info on the fort


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

Plaque Text:

Site of Fort Guijarros

An outpost of Spain's far-flung empire at its greatest extent, this fort was completed before 1800 from plans drawn by Alberto de Córdoba in 1795. Its major action came under Corporal José Velásquez on March 22, 1803, in the 'Battle of San Diego Bay' with the American Brig Lelia Byrd, which was smuggling sea otter pelts.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Navy, Casa de Espana, San Diego Cannoneers, San Diego Archeological Society, and Squibob Chapter E Clampus Vitus, March 22, 1981.

©2009 David Schmitt