Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Fuca, The Straits of St. Juan de, connect the Pacific Ocean with the Gulf of Georgia, S. of Vancouver's Island. The channel was for long supposed to lead into the North Atlantic, but Vancouver, at the end of the 18th century, set the question at rest. These straits form part of the boundary between the United States and British North America, and in 1872 the Emperor of Germany, as arbitrator, assigned the Island of St. Juan to the first-named Power.