BC Historical Books

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BC Historical Books

A voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean Broughton, William Robert, 1762-1821


""List of plates": p [394] In 1790 Broughton was appointed to command the Chatham on Vancouver's expedition and returned to England with despatches in 1793. Returning to the northwest coast in command of the Providence, he found Vancouver gone, whereupon he commenced a four-year survey of the coast of Asia. Chapter 3 records a visit to Nootka Sound in 1796 where Broughton encountered Maquinna and the ship Lady Washington. The Providence then proceeded to Juan de Fuca Straits and down the coast of California. Great Britain's claim to the Oregon Country was based largely on Broughton's exploration of the mouth of the Columbia River." -- Strathern, G. M. , & Edwards, M. H. (1970). Navigations, traffiques & discoveries, 1774-1848: A guide to publications relating to the area now British Columbia. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 33.

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