Lowrie, Captain
Captain Lowrie, who, according to Scott, may have actually been Henry Laurie, was the master of the Captain Cook on Strange's 1786 expedition to the Pacific Coast.1 While on this voyage, Lowrie, along with John Guise, captain of the Experiment, named Cape Scott after David Scott, one of the financiers of the expedition.2 Lowrie also lends his name to Lowrie Bay, located on the north-west coast of Vancouver Island.3
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 345.
  • 2. Ibid., 345-346.
  • 3. Ibid., 345.
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