Haro Strait

HARO STRAIT, between the SAANICH PENINSULA on southern VANCOUVER ISLAND and the San Juan Islands of the US, extends 30 km from JUAN DE FUCA STRAIT north to the main GULF ISLANDS and GEORGIA STRAIT. The Canada–US border runs down the middle of Haro Strait. This section of the border was left ambiguous by the OREGON TREATY of 1846. The British argued that the line passed east of the San Juan Islands down Rosario Strait, while the Americans claimed the islands and wanted the border drawn through...

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