Juan De Fuca

Ioánnis Fokás (Greek: Ιωάννης Φωκάς), better known by the Spanish transcription of his name, Juan de Fuca (born 1536 on the Ionian island of Cefalonia; died there 1602), was a Greek-born maritime pilot in the service of the king of Spain, Philip II. He is best known for his claim to have explored the Strait of Anián, now known as the Strait of Juan de Fuca, between Vancouver Island, now part of British Columbia, Canada, and northwestern Washington State, United States.

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Juan De Fuca - Legacy
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... Puget Sound is connected to the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north at Admiralty Inlet, between Point Partridge on Whidbey Island and Point Wilson on the Olympic Peninsula ... allowing the lake's water to rapidly drain north into the marine waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which was rising as the ice sheet retreated ... terminal moraine, separate the basins from one another, and Puget Sound from the Strait of Juan de Fuca ...

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