Friday, May 9, 2014

Oregon Offshore Trivia: Cape Flattery

Cape Flattery is the oldest permanently named feature in Washington state, being described and named by James Cook on March 22, 1778. Cook wrote: ... there appeared to be a small opening which flattered us with the hopes of finding an harbour ... On this account I called the point of land to the north of it Cape Flattery.

Source: Wikipedia

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

As opposed to Cape Disappointment!

Flamingo Chris said...

ha ha, yes, or Cape Foulweather!