Duntze, Captain John Alexander
b. 1806
d. 1882-05-19
In May 1846, HMS Fisgard, captained by Duntze, arrived at Fort Victoria to bolster British strength in the region during the Oregon boundary dispute. The Fisgard sailed up the Puget Sound and anchored at Nisqually for the summer, waiting, along with other British warships, to hear if they were required to take possession of the lands north of the Columbia River. HMS Fisgard and Captain Duntze departed in 1847 after the boundary was settled on the 49th parallel. 1
  • 1. Finlayson, Roderick. Biography of Roderick Finlayson. Victoria: unknown, 1891.
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  1. Roderick Finlayson, Biography of Roderick Finlayson (Victoria: unknown, 1977, c1957), 18.
Vessels in this document

HMS Fisgard, 1819-1879

Places in this document

Columbia River

Nisqually, or Fort Nisqually

Oregon Territory, or Columbia District

Puget Sound


The Colonial Despatches Team. Duntze, Captain John Alexander. 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/duntze_ja.html.

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