The Landmark Project: CHL# 189

CHL# 189 DANA POINT

Named for Richard Henry Dana, author of Two Years Before the Mast, who visited here in 1835. El Embarcadero, the cove below, was used by hide vessels trading with Mission San Juan Capistrano. This trade reached its peak in 1830-1840. In 1818 pirate Hipolito Bouchard, flying an Argentine flag, anchored his fleet here while raiding the mission.

Descriptions of each landmark are from the California Office of Historical Preservation website.

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