Site of the Discovery of San Francisco Bay

California State Historic Landmark 394

Plaque exists. No site exists. Landmark location. Landmark comments.

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#394 Discovery of San Francisco Bay
Captain Gaspar de Portola camped, October 31, 1769, by the creek at the south side of this valley, and to that camp scouting parties brought news of a body of water to the east. On November 4 the expedition advanced. Turning inland here, they climbed to the summit of Sweeney Ridge and beheld for the first time the bay of San Francisco.

Site Photo:

No site exists.
Nothing remains of this site.


Sweeney Ridge, from Hwy 1 take Fassler Ave, then trail to site in Pacifica; plaque located SE corner of Crespi Dr and State Hwy 1, Pacifica.


Landmark #24 shares this plaque.

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