Fort Núñez Gaona Monument

Lieutenant Salvador Fidalgo (1756–1803) and 87 men arrived at Neah Bay on May 29, 1792, on the 189-ton Spanish frigate Princesa. At Neah Bay they established Fort Núñez Gaona, which was maintained as a Spanish fort until September 29, 1792. Fort Núñez Gaona was one of the first non-Native settlements in the Pacific Northwest. The local Ozette potato is thought to have been introduced by the Spanish, when brought from South America and grown at Fort Núñez Gaona. The monument for Fort Núñez Gaona, Diah Veterans Park, was dedicated on May 17, 2008.
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CityNeah Bay
Zip code98357