Lady Washington at Friendly Cove
By James R. Williamson
Lady Washington at Friendly Cove, Nootka Sound on the West Coast of, what is named today, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, September 16, 1788.
'Lady Washington� first began her life as a sloop, a small vessel with one mast. She was converted to a brigantine, two masts, in 1790-1791, while in Macao, China, under the command of Captain Kendrick.
'Lady Washington�, along with �Columbia� sailed from Boston in 1787, around Cape Horn to the Northwest Coast of North America, reaching Nootka Sound in 1788. She sailed onward to China and Japan via the Sandwich Islands and returned to the Pacific Northwest a number of times along this Pacific route....