Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Statue of Richard Henry Dana Jr. in Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point, California. Dana (1815–1882) gained renown as the author of the American classic, Two Years Before the Mast, which included a description of the area now known as Dana Point. In 1834, he sailed from Boston aboard the brig Pilgrim to Alta California. This voyage brought Dana to a number of settlements in California including Monterey, San Pedro, San Juan Capistrano, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara and San Francisco.

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