Juan de Fuca

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Juan de Fuca
Ioánnis Fokás
BirthplaceCefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece
Occupation
maritime pilot

Juan de Fuca

Strait of. a strait between Vancouver Island (Canada) and NW Washington (US). Length: about 129 km (80 miles). Width: about 24 km (15 miles)

Juan de Fuca

 

a strait between Vancouver Island (Canada) and the Olympic Peninsula (USA). The strait leads from Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia into the open waters of the Pacific Ocean. The Strait of Juan de Fuca is approximately 140 km long and 16.5 km wide, with depths of as much as 256 m at its Pacific entrance. It has rocky, precipitous shores, and its tidal currents have velocities of 4 to 8 km/hr. The sea route to the Canadian ports of Victoria and Vancouver and the American ports of Seattle and Tacoma passes through the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

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Malispina wanted a top-notch surveyor and astronomer to sail the Sutil and Mexicana north to spy out details of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and waters north.
Under normal circumstances, oil tankers are escorted by tugs, but that night the region was in the midst of the worst winter storm in several years, with 90 mph winds over the sea and a 25-foot swell surging through the Sound's Pacific gateway, the Juan de Fuca Strait.
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The March 1998 Wet SHIPS, which used marine air guns towed through area waters by the UW research vessel RV Thompson, and 300 seismographs, to investigate faults, basins and the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate.
She holds 14 world records for long-distance swims, including crossing all five Great Lakes within a 61-day period, traversing the English Channel, and swimming the Juan de Fuca Strait and the Catalina Channel.
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