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Bellingham Bay is a bay located on the northern Pacific coastmarker of Washingtonmarker state in the United Statesmarker. It is separated from the Strait of Georgiamarker on the west by the Lummi Peninsula, Portage Islandmarker, and Lummi Islandmarker. It is bordered on the east by Bellingham, Washingtonmarker, to the south-east by the Chuckanut Mountainsmarker, and to the south by Samish Bay. The Nooksack River empties into the bay, as well as does Whatcom Creek.

Bellingham Bay is named for Sir William Bellingham, who was controller of the storekeeper's account for the Royal Navy at the time that Britons under the command of George Vancouver visited the bay in June 1792. The first European entry of the bay was by the Spanish schooner Santa Saturnina under José María Narváez, during the 1791 expedition of Francisco de Eliza. Narváez named it Seno Gaston.

Parts of the bay are polluted by mercury from the Georgia-Pacific pulp mill that has been on the bay since 1965, but is currently undergoing plans for clean-up.

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