Friday, February 26, 2010

California Historical Landmark #437

First Landing Place of the Sailing Launch Comet
California State Historical Landmark #437

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This landmark is located at the entrance to Mossdale Crossing Park, California. There are 25 other California State Historical Landmarks in San Joaquin County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 47.242 W 121° 18.305.

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The plaque is missing.

First known sail launch to ascend San Joaquin River from San Francisco landed here autumn, 1846. It carried 20 Mormon pioneers who founded New Hope Agricultural Project on Stanislaus. A yoke of oxen and span of mules were driven from Marsh's Landing (Antioch) by two men who followed a crude map drawn by Merritt the trapper. Two years later Doak and Bonsell operated here the first ferry on San Joaquin River.

California Historical Landmark #780-7

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