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The Dungeness River
Dungeness River
is a 28-mile (45 km) long[1] river located in the Olympic Peninsula
Olympic Peninsula
in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Washington. It rises near Mount Constance
Mount Constance
in the Olympic Mountains
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.[2] 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. It was given by George Vancouver
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.[3] See also[edit]

List of Washington rivers Dungeness crab

References[edit]

^ 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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