Entrance of the San Carlos into San Francisco Bay
California State Historic Landmark 236
#236 First Ship into San Francisco Bay
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 southern most reaches to the northern end of present-day
Suisun Bay. The San Carlos departed September 18, 1775.
Nothing remains of this site.
Aquatic Park, NW corner of Beach and Larkin Sts, San Francisco.
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