#236:  Entrance of the San Carlos into San Francisco Bay

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Aquatic Park, NW corner of Beach and Larkin Sts, San Francisco





State Plaque



From the plaque:

On August 5, 1775, the Spanish packet San Carlos, under the command of Lieutenant Juan Manuel de Ayala, became the first ship to enter San Francisco Bay. A month and a half was spent in surveying the bay from its southernmost reaches to the northern end of present-day Suisun Bay. The San Carlos departed September 18, 1775.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Francisco Twin Bicentennial, Inc., August 5, 1975.

©2009 David Schmitt