• East view from Crissy Field overlook with old Coast Guard station on left and city on right

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

Spanish Artillery: San Martin

San Martin
The "San Martin"
National Park Service, GGNRA
 

Cast in Lima, Peru in 1684, the San Martin bears the coat of arms of Don Meleher de Navarra y Rocafal, 26th Viceroy of Peru. After years of neglect, this 12-pound brass cannon was recovered from the Presidio shore on July 12, 1846, by Captain John B. Montgomery.

The San Martin is located at Fort Point.

 

Did You Know?

Bee collecting pollen

Over 60 species of bees can be found in the Presidio. This very diverse population results from ample nesting habitats in the Presidio’s soft, sandy soils, as well as a large variety of coastal scrub plants to provide nectar and pollen.