Mission San Carlos Borromeo

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San_Carlos

1770

Serra planned to build the second mission on the Bay of Monterey. And so the following year Portolá marched again to the north and this time found the bay in a quiet sea and recognized the harbor described by Vizcaíno. A week later the good ship San Antonio arrived with Serra and supplies for the mission. And while Portolá laid out the town and the presidio of Monterey Serra founded Mission San Carlos Borromeo, later moved to the mouth of the Rio Carmelo became known as Carmel. This was the home mission of Junípero Serra and here he lived for fourteen years, making many trips along the mission trails from Monterey to San Diego. And after planting the cross firmly at nine missions in California Junípero Serra died peacefully at San Carlos at the age of seventy years.

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