King George's Sound Company

King George's Sound Company (Richard Cadman Etches and Co), founded 1785 in London to trade for furs on the Northwest Coast.

King George's Sound Company

King George's Sound Company (Richard Cadman Etches and Co), founded 1785 in London to trade for furs on the Northwest Coast. Nathaniel Portlock and George Dixon, veterans of James Cook's third voyage, commanded the company's first 2 vessels, which were licensed by the South Sea Company and the East India Company. The company effectively merged on 23 January 1789 with that of John Meares, and its commercial activities virtually ended with the Nootka Sound Controversy that year.