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The DUNGENESS RIVER is a 28-mile (45 km) long river located in the Olympic Peninsula
Olympic Peninsula
in the U.S. state of Washington . It rises near Mount Constance
Mount Constance
in the Olympic Mountains within the Olympic National Park , flows through the Buckhorn Wilderness , passes by the town of Sequim , and empties into the Strait of Juan de Fuca
Strait of Juan de Fuca
at Dungeness Bay , behind the Dungeness Spit
Dungeness Spit
. One of its main tributaries is the Gray Wolf River .

The river was named for Dungeness Spit. The name "Dungeness" refers to the Dungeness headland in England
England
. It was given by George Vancouver in 1792, who wrote: The low sandy point of land, which from its great resemblance to Dungeness in the British Channel, I called New Dungeness.

SEE ALSO

* List of Washington rivers * Dungeness crab
Dungeness crab

REFERENCES

* ^ A B C D U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dungeness River * ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dungeness Bay * ^ Phillips, James W. (1971). Washington State Place Names. University of Washington Press. ISBN 0-295-95158-3 .

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