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"We'll call that Cape Foulweather"

It's a foggy, stormy day today in Western Oregon, much like that March 7 in 1778 when Captain James Cook sailed north along the Oregon Coast. He was commanding HMS Resolution, while Captain Charles Clerke commanded HMS Discovery. Rounding a massive protrusion of high cliffs thrusting into the sea, Cook named it Cape Foulweather.

March is often stormy on this coast. The historical marker onsite at Cape Foulweather warns that winds of 100mph are not uncommon.

On his third voyage to the Pacific, Cook was not deterred by a bit of weather. In a remarkable feat he explored and mapped the entire coast from California all the way to the Bering Strait.

Thanks to Howard of Beautiful Britain for the reminder.

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