Pigeon Point
Posted by on Jun 5, 2009 in California, Featured Articles, Travel
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Pigeon Point was originally known as Punta de las Balenas (Whale Point) due to groups of gray whales which passed offshore during their migration periods. On June 6, 1853, the clipper ship Carrier Pigeon was shipwrecked on the rocks of a point just south of Half Moon Bay, California. The site was renamed Pigeon Point in memory of the disaster.