Johnstone Strait
Johnstone Strait links Queen Charlotte Sound in the north to Strait of Georgia in the south. This narrow, busy strait is named after James Johnstone (1759-1823) who, among his other notable naval exploits, served under Captain Vancouver on HMS Chatham—the tender to Vancouver's HMS Discovery during its time on the Pacific Coast from 1791-95.1
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 293.
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Johnstone, James

Vancouver, George

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HMS Discovery

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Queen Charlotte Sound

Strait of Georgia