NO. 394 SITE OF THE DISCOVERY OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY - On October 31, 1769, Captain Gaspar de Portolá was camped by the creek at the south of this valley when scouting parties brought news of a body of water to the east. On November 4, the expedition advanced. Turning inland, the party climbed to the summit of Sweeney Ridge and beheld the Bay of San Francisco for the first time.
Sweeney Ridge, from Hwy 1 take Fassler Ave, then trail to site in Pacifica. Plaque located SE corner of Crespi Dr and State Hwy 1, Pacifica
Directions to the SITE: Take Hwy 1 to Fassler Avenue. Follow Fassler east to the end of the road. Park at the end of Fassler. Follow Baquiano Trail up past the Water Tank and then all the way to the site. (See Map) PLAQUE:501 Crespi Dr Pacifica, CA 94044 (South east corner)