El Desembarcadero

El Desembarcadero (HMYGT)

Location: San Diego, CA 92106 San Diego County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 44.054', W 117° 13.206'

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A landing near this point was used on May 1, 1769, by men from the San Antonio and San Carlos to bring fresh water from the San Diego River close by to the anchorage in the bay. For almost a century the landing and channel were used by freight and passenger boats between Old Town and points on the bay. Romance was added to the site when Josepha Carrillo and Henry Delano Fitch eloped for Chile from the landing on April 16, 1829. Silt from river overflows limited use of the old landing later in the century, though high tides went to Rosecrans Street until 1923. During construction of the Naval Training Station ("Center" after 1944) the site and channel were buried by nine feet of fill.
Marker Number64
Year Placed1996
Placed ByState Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the U.S. Navy and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 5:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 479377 N 3621846
Decimal Degrees32.73423333, -117.22010000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 44.054', W 117° 13.206'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 44' 3.24" N, 117° 13' 12.36" W
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Area Code(s)619
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2950-2972 Farragut Rd, San Diego CA 92106, US
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