Archive for July 15th, 2010

15th July
2010
written by Richard

July 29—8 to meridian.  At 10:30 hauled up courses, standing in for harbor of San Diego.  At 11:30 came in to 9 ½ fathoms; hoisted out boats . . . At 3:40 the launch and Alligator under command of Lieutenant Rowan, and the Marine Guard under Lieutenant Maddox, left the ship to take possession of the town of San Diego.

–Log of the USS Cyane.

USS Cyane

Read the story of the first flag raising over San Diego in 1846:  Raising the flag