10th April 1859

From the Journal of Lt. Lempriere, RE, on board the Thames City on route to British Columbia.

10th Sunday – Sighted land about 6 a.m. and entered to straights of  “Juan De Fuca” about 4 p.m.. They are about 10 miles broad and separate Vancouver’s Island from the Oregon Territory. The country is very hilly and covered with timber, the more distant mountains being covered with snow, below which you could see the clouds laying in dark passes