Pérez, Juan

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Pérez, Juan

(hwän pā`rāth), d. 1774, Spanish colonial naval officer, explorer on the coast of the Pacific Northwest. In 1774 he commanded a fleet sent by the Spanish viceroy to investigate Russian advances down the northern coast, to visit the coast to lat. 60°N, and to take formal possession for Spain. He sailed from Monterey northward, but was prevented from landing by bad weather and turned back at lat. 55°N. He encountered the natives of Queen Charlotte Island, sighted Vancouver Island, and on Aug. 8, 1774, discovered Nootka Sound, which he called the harbor of San Lorenzo. He reached Monterey late in August and died at sea while bound for San Blas. The diary of one of the chaplains, Juan Crespi, gives a fine narrative of the voyage.
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Real Madrid will field; Pedro Contreras, Oscar Montalban Ramos, Victor Sanchez, Emilio Alvarez, Emilio Amavisca, Sergio Sestelo, Ivan Perez, Juan Manuel Martinez, Jose Luis Morales, Dani Garcia and Pepe Mesas.
CUTLINE: (1) Rosa Cruz, Mahlon Lebron, Nadine Anderson and Esteban Sanchez (2) Pablo Perez, Juan Gomez and Joe Laureano (3) John Murillo, Luis Cruz and Cristobal Cornejo (4) Maritza Cruz, Javier Cepeda, Maritza Felice, Dimari Rivera, Carmen Rivera and Orlando Rodriguez
Referees: Antonio Rubinos Perez, Juan Carlos Yuste Jimenez, Marcos Alvarez Moreno (Spain)
The data produced by the Earth Simulator for Mexico have been analyzed by Edgar Perez Perez, Juan Matias Mendez Perez, and Victor Magana Rueda of the Centro de Ciencias de la Atmosfera, Universidad Nacional Autonoma of Mexico City.