Ballast Point Whaling Station Site

Ballast Point Whaling Station Site (HM1JFH)

Location: San Diego, CA 92106 San Diego County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 41.018', W 117° 14.205'

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Late in 1857, the three Johnson brothers and the twin Packard brothers came to this site to survey possibilities for a station to "try out" or extract whale oil. Their operations began the next year. In 1869 the U.S. Government acquired the property for Fort Rosecrans and in 1873 whaling operations at Ballast Point ended.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 50

Originally registered December 6, 1932. Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Navy, Fort Guijarros Museum Foundation and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus, March 22, 1987.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number50
Year Placed1987
Placed ByFort Guijarros Museum Foundation and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 477805 N 3616240
Decimal Degrees32.68363333, -117.23675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 41.018', W 117° 14.205'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 41' 1.08" N, 117° 14' 12.3" W
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Area Code(s)619
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Guijarros Rd, San Diego CA 92106, US
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