Strait of Juan de Fuca

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Named by English explorer Charles William Barkley in 1787, in honour of Juan de Fuca, a Greek explorer who sailed the strait in 1592.[1]

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Strait of Juan de Fuca

  1. (US) A strait that runs between the southern end of Vancouver Island and the Olympic Peninsula.

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  1. ^ "Juan de Fuca Strait." BC Geographical Names.