Majesty shall be continued westward along the said fortyninth parallel of north latitude to the middle of the channel which separates the continent from Vancouver's Island, and thence southerly through the middle of the said chanJO nel, and of Fuca's... Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs - Page 4041869Full view
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Ruth Kirk, Carmela Alexander - Travel - 1995 - 543 pages
...the United States and Canada along the 49th parallel to the west coast of the mainland and from there to the "middle of the channel, which separates the continent from Vancouver's Island." That phrase triggered the "Pig War." England claimed Rosario Strait was the intended channel, thus...