Size: 16” x 24”
The west coast of Vancouver Island became a busy fur-gathering region at and following the time of George Vancouver’s voyage. Among the many vessels plying these waters was Lady Washington, under the command of Captain Gray. The 90-ton Lady Washington was built in Massachusetts in about 1750 and commissioned by Captain gray for the fur trade in the Pacific Northwest. Gray wintered this vessel in Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island, built a fort at what became known as For Defiance near Tofino and traded with the Tla-o-qui–aht people at the village of Opitsat in Clayoquot Sound. During her service in the area, the ship crossed paths with Captain Vancouver on occasion. She later fell under the command of Captain John Kendrick, who had her converted from sloop-rigged to brig. One of the well-known modern-day tall ships, the Lady Washington replica has participated in many expeditions on the Pacific Coast and was used in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean.
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