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Cape Foulweather

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Cape Foulweather

Stereoscopic image of Shagg Rocks at Cape Foulweather, late 19th or early 20th century.

Cape Foulweather is a basalt outcropping 500 feet (150 m) above the Pacific Ocean on the central coastline of the U.S. state Oregon in Lincoln County south of Depoe Bay. The cape is notable as the first promontory on the northwest coast of New Albion (as the area was then known) to be sighted and named by Captain James Cook, while on his third voyage around the world. His March 7, 1778 journal entry reads:

The cape can be viewed from Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint.

See also


  1. ^ Cook, James, The Voyages of Captain James Cook, Volume II, William Smith, publisher, 1842, pp. 259
  2. ^ The Coast of Oregon, from the Captain Cook Society web site

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