Hippolyte de Bouchard Raids the Mission Here - Dana Point, CA
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N 33° 27.824 W 117° 42.397
11S E 434337 N 3702921
Quick Description: A California State Historical Marker indicates that privateer Hippolyte de Bouchard anchored his fleet here.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/31/2011 7:20:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMBM27
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Scooter Bill
Views: 10

Long Description:
The California Historical marker reads:

"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.

Historical Landmark No. 189
California State Park Commission"

According to Wikipedia (visit link) , Bouchard weighed anchored here on December 16, 1818.
Site Description: Histprical Marker

Date of Pirate Activity (Estimated): 1818

Reference Web-link or Book Title: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippolyte_de_Bouchard

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Additional Information (optional):
Bouchard's adventures under an Argentinian flag took him not only to the California coast..but also to the Philippines and Hawaii...and then back for more mischief in South America.


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