Defending the Golden Gate Historical

Defending the Golden Gate Historical (HM1XP7)

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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This level is called the "barbette tier" Cannon mounted "en barbette" have carriages which permit soldiers to fire them over a parapet (or wall). The parapet here is 7 feet 2 inches thick.

Fort Point's barbette cannon could sink any wooden ship entering the Golden Gate. No enemy vessel ever tried to pass the guns of Fort Point.

"From the barbette, some shell practice was had, the target being on the opposite shore, at Lime Point. But the fuses proved imperfect, the shells exploded almost immediately upon starting on their journey. This of course will be at once remedied."

San Franscico Call, July 14, 1864
newspaper reporter Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
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HM NumberHM1XP7
Placed ByFort Point National Historic Site Serivices
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
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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