Juan de Fuca Strait

JUAN DE FUCA STRAIT  () , 160 km, the southern entrance to GEORGIA STRAIT, separates VANCOUVER ISLAND from Washington's Olympic Peninsula and forms part of the international BOUNDARY. Heavily travelled by vessels bound for VICTORIA, VANCOUVER and Puget Sound, it was named by Capt Charles BARKLEY in 1787 after a Greek mariner who claimed to have discovered it in 1592. For 200 years the strait was considered the possible entrance to a...

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