Broughton William Robert 1762-1821 Born In England Entered The
navy, 1774, and served on the American station until 1778. In 1790
explored and surveyed the Columbia River; and in 1794 surveyed the
north-west coast of America. Served in Lord Gambier's expedition, 1809;
at Mauritius, 1810, and at Java, 1811. =Index=: (Sir James Douglas era) Sails a hundred
miles up the Columbia, 24; surveys coast northwards of Cape Mendocino,
34. =Bib.=: Dict. Nat. Biog.