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Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo led the first European expedition to explore what is now the west coast of the United States. Cabrillo departed from the port of Navidad, Mexico, on June 27, 1542. Three months later he arrived at "a very good enclosed port." That port is known today as San Diego bay. Historians believe he anchored his flagship, the San Salvador, on Point Loma's east shore near Cabrillo National Monument. Cabrillo later died during the expedition, but his crew pushed on, possibly as far north as Oregon, before thrashing winter storms forced them to back to Mexico.

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  • In a nutshell:Such a beautiful place of sea air and views!
  • Last visit to Cabrillo National Monument: Jan 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    I recently heard of this for the first time. Your presentation is good and the views great/super

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    Fantastic view's from here, lovely page!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Another very informative page of your's! Thanks Dee!

  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    I have been meaning to go here but have not yet. Thanks for the great preview!

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Nice page, the Spanish certainly left an impact on the Californian coast. Nice to see the history preserved.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Interesting destination to visit and explore with great scenery. The monument statue certainly looks amazing. ~ho & pang

  • mikelisaanna's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2010 at 10:32 AM

    I never knew that this National Monument existed, despite having been to San Diego. Thanks for the info and history lesson.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2010 at 4:55 AM

    The Bay Overlook is spectacular, you even captured an airplane in mid-air.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    Lovely new page Dee. Great views, and I especially enjoyed reading about the lighthouses :-) Would love to be here when the whales come past!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2010 at 2:01 AM

    some lovely lighthouses are there !

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