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Port Alberni in Alberni-Clayoquot, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast (North America)
 

Bicentennial of the Spanish Expeditions to the Northwest Coasts of America

1771–1991

 
 
Bicentennial of the Spanish Expeditions to the Northwest Coasts of America, 1771-1991 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 10, 2008
1. Bicentennial of the Spanish Expeditions to the Northwest Coasts of America, 1771-1991 Marker
(lpper marker)
Inscription.  [Upper Marker]:
Pedro de Alberni, Captain of the Catalan Volunteers and Commander of the Spanish Establishment at Santa Cruz de Nootka, 1790-1792.

Offered by the Government of Spain on the occasion of the visit of the Spanish training ship “Juan Sebastian el Cano” to the province of British Columbia, April 1991.

[Lower Marker]:
Generalitat de Catalunya

The Autonomous Government of Catalonia joins this bicentennial celebration in remembrance of Captain Pere d’Alberni, who significantly contributed to the creation of an establishment at Nootka Sound, fostering good will between the settlers and the indigenous people. (Born in Tortosa in 1747, died in Monterey, California, in 1802.)
 
Erected 1991 by Government of Spain and the Generalitat de Catalunya.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNotable EventsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1991.
 
Location. 49° 14.068′ N, 124° 48.959′ W. Marker
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is in Port Alberni, British Columbia, in Alberni-Clayoquot. Marker can be reached from Alberni Harbour Quay. It is located at the end of the Alberni Harbour Quay. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Alberni BC V9Y 4B7, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Forest Industry in British Columbia (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Generalitat de Catalunya </b>(lower marker) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 10, 2008
2. Generalitat de Catalunya (lower marker)
Markers along Alberni inlet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 10, 2008
3. Markers along Alberni inlet
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,292 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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