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Supposed passage through North America, pursued by many explorers. Turned out to be northern and too icy to navigate.
18th Century Spanish
Juan Perez, Bruno de Hezeta, Juan Bodega y Quadra, Francisco Eliza, and Manuel Quimper.
Francisco ELiza, Manuel Quimper
1790s, Juan de Fuca, Georgia, Haro, Rosario straits, San Juan Islands.
Controversy between Spanish and British on British rights in the Pacific Northwest.
Vitus Bering, Alexei Chirikov
1728, 1741, duo expedition. To claim/stake, map Alaska, North America, Pacific.
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