Port Alberni in Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
Bicentennial of the Spanish Expeditions to the Northwest Coasts of America
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.
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.
Location. 49° 14.068′ N, 124° 48.959′ W. Marker is in Port Alberni, British Columbia, in Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. Marker can be reached from Alberni Harbour Quay. Touch for map. It is located at the end of the Alberni Harbour Quay. Marker is in this post office area: Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 4B7, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other Forest Industry in British Columbia (within shouting distance of this marker).
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