Looking South

Cape Foulweather, Oregon Coast

5. Looking South

The great English navigator Captain James Cook discovered and named this promontory on a very stormy march 7, 1778. He had just come in his two ships, the RESOLUTION and the DISCOVERY, from discovering the sandwich (Hawaiian) islands and this was his first sight of New Albion (The Pacific Northwest Coast of America). On board was John Ledyard of Connecticut, Corporal of British Marines. Both Cook's and Ledyard's accounts of this voyage were published, world interest was aroused and fur trade followed. The history of the old Oregon country as a future part of the united states began at this point. Enjoy the view, don't forget to check out the gift shop and park northwest of the cache location.

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