Points of Interest in Mendocino County
The English inscription reads:
This monument is dedicated to the fifteen young men from Yawatahama, Japan who sailed 11,000 kilometers across the Pacific in a 15 meter wooden boat to realize their vision of coming to America, landing at Point Arena on August 13, 1913. Their dreams and courage continue to be a source of inspiration and a foundation of the friendship between the people of Yawatahama and Point Arena.
Raven B. Earlygrow
Mayor, City of Point Arena
A translation of the Japanese inscription is available at the Historic Marker Database.