Document 15: Spanish Fort on Nootka Sound

George Vancouver, A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World; in which the Coast of North-West America Has Been Carefully Examined and Accurately Surveyed: Undertaken by His Majesty's Command, Principally with a View to Ascertain the Existence of Any Navigable Communication between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; Performed in the Years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, and 1795 (London: G. G. and J. Robinson, 1798), vol. 1, plate 7.

Fort San Miguel, built by the Spanish in 1789, is the group of buildings surrounded by a wooden wall on the left side of the sketch. The fort is marked by a large wooden cross.

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