Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Georgia, Gulf of

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GEORGIA, GULF OF, a large gulf of the North Pacific Ocean, between the continent of North America and Vancouver's Island; about 120 miles in length from N. to S.; the breadth varies greatly in its different parts, from 6 miles to 20. It communicates with the ocean on the N. by Queen Charlotte's Sound and on the S. by the Strait of Juan de Fuca.