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.
A group of colourful carved totem poles stand in one corner as a reminder of the Indian tribes who lived throughout British Columbia when Captain George Vancouver
first mapped the coast in 1792.