Admiralty Inlet
This strait is the transition between eastern Juan de Fuca Strait and Puget Sound. During Quimper's expedition of 1790, Juan Carrasco, a pilot, sighted the entrance to the strait, but mistook it for a bay, which he named Ensenada de Caamaño, after Spanish naval officer Jacinto Caamaño.1
Quimper may have mistook the inlet as an ending, despite advice to the contrary from local Indigenous people.2 Though he took this information as false, Vancouver did not; two years later, Quimper sighted and named it Admiralty Inlet.3
  • 1. Derek Hayes, Historical Atlas of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest (Vancouver: Cavendish Books, 1999), 70.
  • 2. Ibid.
  • 3. Ibid.
Mentions of this place in the documents
People in this document

Quimper, Manuel

Vancouver, George

Places in this document

Juan de Fuca Strait

Puget Sound

The Colonial Despatches Team. Admiralty Inlet. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/admiralty_inlet.html.

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