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#891:  Spanish Landing

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Location:

Spanish Landing Park, Harbor Dr, San Diego

32.728733,-117.207001

Plaque:

State Plaque

Links:

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Notes:

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Plaque Text:

Spanish Landing

Near this point, sea and land parties of the Portola-Serra expedition met. Two ships, the San Antonio and San Carlos, anchored on May 4-5, 1769. The scurvy-weakened survivors of the voyage established a camp, where on May 14 and July 1 they greeted the overland parties from Baja California. Together, they began the Spanish occupation of Alta California.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Diego Unified Port District and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus, May 8, 1976.



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