Friday, April 10, 2015

Ioannis Fokas, I left my name at the U.S. northwest coast

Juan de Fuca – Between Port Angeles, 
Washington and Victoria, BC.

(The international boundary between Canada and the United States)

Juan de Fuca, Ioannis Fokas, (Greek: Ιωάννης Φωκάς), better known by the Spanish transcription of his name, Juan de Fuca (born 1536), was a Greek-born maritime pilot who in his famous trip up the northwest coast of the North American continent, explored The Strait of Juan de Fuca between the United States of America and Canada which was named for him.

   The Strait of Juan de Fuca (officially named Juan de Fuca Strait) is a large body of water about 95 miles (153 km) long that is the Salish Sea outlet to the Pasific Ocean. 

   The international boundary between Canada and the United States runs down the center of the Strait.

   Τhe Strait of Juan de Fuca as a channel. It extends east from the Pacific Ocean between Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, to Haro Strait, San Juan Channel, Rossario Strait, and Puget Sound. 

   The Pacific Ocean boundary is formed by a line between Cape Flattery and Tattosh Island, Washington, and Carmanah Point (Vancouver Island), British Columbia. 

   Its northern boundary follows the shoreline of Vancouver Island from Carmanah Point to Gonzales Point, then follows a continuous line east to Seabird Point (Discovery Island), British Columbia, Cattle Point (San Juan Island), Washington, Iceberg Point (Lopez Island), Point Colville (Lopez Island), and then to Rosario Head (Fidalgo Island). 

   The eastern boundary runs south from Rosario Head across Deception Pass to Whidbey Island, then along the western coast of Whidbey Island to Point Partridge, then across Admiralty Inlet to Point Wilson (Quimper Peninsula). 

   The northern coast of the Olympic Peninsula forms the southern boundary of the strait. 
   In the eastern entrance to the Strait, the Race Rocks Archipelago is located in the high current zone half way between Port Angeles, Washington, and Victoria, BC.

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