Site of Fort Guijarros
California State Historic Landmark 69
#069 Fort Guijarros Site
An outpost of Spain's far flung empire at its greatest extent, this fort was completed before 1600 from plans drawn by Alberto De Cordoba in 1795. Its major action came under Corporal Jose Velasquez on March 22, 1803 in the "Battle of San Diego Bay" with the American brig Lelia Byrd, which was smuggling sea otter pelts.
Nothing remains of this site.
End of Rosecrans St, where the landmark plaques are in a half-circle, US Navy Sub Base, Point Loma.
Return to other landmarks in San Diego county.
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