By J Richard Nokes

Starting in 1786, Captain John Meares of significant Britain bravely explored the North pacific, yet his try and dominate the fur alternate among the Northwest Coast and Asia was once pissed off while the Spanish military seized his ships off Vancouver Island. Meares neglected the chance to discover the Strait of Juan de Fuca or observe the Columbia River. accordingly, he used to be virtually a hero.

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Arthur) Hugh Carrington wrote but never published a biography titled "Nootka Meares"; unpublished typescript, dated 1964, in the British Library, London. Carrington was a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. 3. The last will and testament of John Meares, dated January 19, 1809, in the Public Record Office, London, states that Meares lived in Bath. 4. Passing Certificate for Commission of John Meares. September 17, 1778, ADM 107/7, folio 59, Public Record Office, Kew, England. 5. Meares, Voyages, 222.

Ii; Carrington, "Nootka Meares," Chapter One, 8. 11. Meares, Voyages, iii-iv. 12. , iv-vi. 13. , vii. 14. William P. Gray, Voyages to Paradise: Exploring in the Wake of Captain Cook (Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1981), 184. 15. Meares, Voyages, viii-x. 16. , vii, xi. 17. Carrington, "Nootka Meares," Chapter Two, 3. 18. Meares, Voyages, xii-xiii. 19. , xvii-xviii. 20. , xx. 21. , xviii, xxi-xxii. 22. , xxiii. Carrington in "Nootka Meares" repeats the error. Page 18 ''Captain Portlock," in Nathaniel Portlock, A Voyage Round the World (1789).

Off the northeast end of Vancouver Island, the expedition was the first to find Queen Charlotte Sound which they thought might be an opening to the fabled Northwest Passage. Nathaniel Portlock and George Dixon, veterans of Cook's third expedition, sailed from London in September 1785 under sponsorship of the King George's Sound Company and were in the Northwest trading waters briefly in 1786 and longer in 1787 with the ships King George and Queen Charlotte, named for the queen and king (George III) of Britain.

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