NO. 69 SITE OF FORT GUIJARROS - An outpost of Spain's far-flung empire at its greatest extent, this fort was completed before 1800 from plans drawn by Alberto de Córdoba in 1795. Its major action came under Corporal José Velásquez on March 22, 1803, in the 'Battle of San Diego Bay' with the American Brig Lelia Byrd, which was smuggling sea otter pelts.
Base of Ballast Point, S end of Rosecrans St, where historic markers are on a half circle, U.S. Naval Submarine Base, San Diego
This landmark is located on a Naval Submarine Base so there is limited access. One opportunity to visit the landmark is during "The Annual Cabrillo Festival". This takes place in the fall. See the link below. ~~~~~~~Another way to get on the base is to attend "The Annual Battle of San Diego Bay Celebration" that takes place in the spring. ~~~~~~~~~ We entered the base as guests of a long time college friend who is "retired Navy".