It was named after British explorer Captain George Vancouver
who claimed its thickly-wooded shores for King and Country in 1792 (and is buried in the graveyard at Petersham Church, near Richmond-upon-Thames, London).
The struggle for control ended in a compromise spurred on by Royal Navy Captain George Vancouver
, dispatched to negotiate on behalf of Britain.
From here, it doesn't seem much changed from the way it must have been on that May morning in 1792 when Captain George Vancouver
first laid eyes on the point where you stand.
In the Pacific Northwest, it attacked villages so strongly that when English captain George Vancouver
led an expedition in 1792 to the area, he found village upon deserted village with "human skulls, and other bones, promiscuously scattered about.
In 1794, Captain George Vancouver
was inhibited from entering the interior of the modern-day park because ice covered what is now navigable water.
When English Captain George Vancouver
sailed through the Strait of Juan la Fuca and into Washington's Puget Sound, he found a hand and seascape of snow-peaked mountains, misty islands, and, everywhere, trees.