Haro Strait
This small strait flows through both Canadian and US waters, between southeast Vancouver Island and San Juan Island, respectively. Like Gonzales Point, Haro Strait was named in 1790 after Spanish naval officer Manuel Quimper's 1st officer, Gonzalo López de Haro.1
Throughout the late 1700s, and for some time afterward, Haro had variant English spellings such as Aro, Arrow, and Canal de Arro, as seen for example in this despatch, or even Canal de Arra, as in this example.2
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 250.
  • 2. Ibid.
Mentions of this place in the documents