CAPE FLATTERY is the northwesternmost point of the contiguous United
States . It is in
Clallam County, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula
, where the
Strait of Juan de Fuca
* 1 History
* 1.1 James Cook * 1.2 Japanese castaways in 1834
* 2 Fuca Pillar * 3 Literary references * 4 Notes
JAPANESE CASTAWAYS IN 1834
In 1834, the first Japanese known to have arrived in what is now Washington state arrived in a dismasted, rudderless ship that ran aground near Cape Flattery. The three survivors of the broken ship were held as slaves by the local Makah people before being taken to Fort Vancouver by William H. McNeill under orders from John McLoughlin .
Fuca Pillar at Cape Flattery, the northwest extremity of the Olympic Peninsula
FUCA PILLAR is a tall, almost rectangular, rock on the west side of Cape Flattery. It is named after Juan de Fuca , a Greek sailor who explored for Spain. Fuca has a doubtful claim to being the first European explorer to see the Fuca Pillar and to explore the Strait of Juan de Fuca , also named for him. The first generally accepted mention of the pillar was by John Meares in 1788.
Ma and Pa Kettle movies were set in Cape Flattery.
The children's novel Ghost Canoe by Will Hobbs is set on Tatoosh Island and Neah Bay in 1874.
D.G. Driver's novel Echo of the Cliffs, the third in the trilogy of
the Juniper Sawfeather series of novels, has parts of the novel that
take place at
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Coordinates : 48°22′59″N 124°42′52″W / 48.3831179°N 124.7144109°W / 48.3831179; -124.7144109
* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 315530312