Defending the Golden Gate Historical

Defending the Golden Gate Historical (HM1XPB)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94129 San Francisco County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 48.635', W 122° 28.626'

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The Army mounted twenty-one cannon here on the barbette tier. Soldiers could aim the cannon to defend against attack from land or sea.

"Yesterday, Queen Emma and suite, of the Hawaiian Islands....visited fortifications of the harbor...The excursionists landed at the wharf and walked to Fort Point, which was thoroughly inspected, the superb band of the Second Artillery discoursing exquisite music. After the inspection the company witnessed some shell practice from the barbette battery, the target being the foot of Lime Point. The firing was exquisite - all being line shots, and one shell exploded on the east edge of the target."
Alta California October 4, 1866.
Placed ByFort Point National Historic Site Services
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Date Added Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 546027 N 4184927
Decimal Degrees37.81058333, -122.47710000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.635', W 122° 28.626'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 38.1" N, 122° 28' 37.56" W
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Area Code(s)415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near CA-1, San Francisco CA 94129, US
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