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Offline Jolly Roger

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Ioannis Fokas
« on: Wednesday, 06 February, 2019 @ 16:06:35 »
For anyone who is not familiar with the life of Ioannis Fokas

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Ioannis Phokas, or as he was better known, ”Juan de Fuca” was an intrepid, and much underappereciated, Greek explorer and navigator who lived during the sixteenth century.

Born in 1536 on the Greek Ionian island of Kefalonia, Phokas was a maritime pilot who served King Philip II of Spain during his many Spanish expeditions.

Phokas is best known for being the first explorer of the Strait of Anian, which is now known as the Juan de Fuca Strait off Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Strait of Juan de Fuca is located between scenic Vancouver Island and the stunning, mountainous Olympic Peninsula, located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Washington.

https://canada.greekreporter.com/2019/02/05/the-greek-navigator-immortalized-in-canadas-juan-de-fuca-strait/

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