Les Europ?ens explorent le D?troit de Juan de FucaCompetition for sovereignty and trade drew Europeans to the Pacific Northwest coast in the 1780s. Although long known to First Nations people, the strait received its present name in 1787 when Charles Barkley identified it as the legendary transcontinental passage of Juan de Fuca, the Greek pilot who claimed to have ventured here in 1592. In 1792, Spanish and British expeditions entered the strait, circumnavigated Vancouver Island, and proved that this was not the Northwest Passage. Surveys from these voyages served the immediate territorial ambitions of rival European empires and provided a firm basis for later commercial ventures.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada)|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 11:57am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10U E 476279 N 5362075|
|Decimal Degrees||48.41138333, -123.32055000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 48° 24.683', W 123° 19.233'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||48° 24' 40.98" N, 123° 19' 13.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 111 Denison Rd, Victoria BC 20003, CA|
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