George Vancouver

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English navigator remembered for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1757-1798)

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At one of them, a dance at the Governor's residence in Monterey, "the two Sandwich Island women at the request of Captain Vancouver exhibited their manner of singing & dancing, which did not appear to afford much entertainment to the Spanish Ladies" (Menzies 283-84).
the American Marco Polo John Ledyard, or Fanny Burney's sailor historian brother James, or the American mariner Robert Gray, or the botanist who sailed with Captain Vancouver, Archibald Menzies, and have a mini-feast.
But by the time Captain Vancouver arrived in 1794, the glacier had retreated enough that he could chart the beginnings of a bay, and since then Glacier Bay has grown into a long fjord reaching the Canadian border.
But mostly, though, like Captain Vancouver, you'll feel Hood Canal in your soul.
Although short in length, in scope, Captain Vancouver is surprisingly wide.