Cape Flattery
This weather-beaten point is the farthest northwest of contiguous US land; it is where the Strait of Juan de Fuca meets the Pacific Ocean. On March 22, 1778, Captain James Cook (1728-1779) gave the point its English name, in reference to its flattering prospect of a forthcoming strait—the Juan de Fuca.1
Cape Flattery makes up a part of the Makah Reservation. The Makah traversed these rough waters to hunt and fish in a variety of canoes, from cargo to sailing designs.2
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Cook, James

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Juan de Fuca Strait

Vancouver Island

The Colonial Despatches Team. Cape Flattery. 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/cape_flattery.html.

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