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Cape Horn

A February 2008 trip to Tierra del Fuego by statesidecruiser

Cape Horn Photo, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina More Photos
Quote: Cape Horn island is the southernmost point of land closest to South America.

Cape Horn

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Cape Horn island is the southernmost point of land closest to South America. It is located at 55°59′00″S, 067°16′00″W, on Isla Hornos in the Hermite Islands group, at the southern end of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. It marks the north edge of the Drake Passage, the strait between South America and Antarctica. The dividing line between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans runs along the meridian of Cape Horn, from Tierra del Fuego to the Southern Ocean. It is located in Cabo de Hornos National Park.Cape Horn island was originally given the Dutch name "Kaap Hoorn", in honor of the Dutch city of Hoorn. It is commonly known to sailors simply as The Horn Cape Horn is located ...Read More

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Cape Horn Photo, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
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Cape Horn island is the southernmost point of land closest to South America. It is located at 55°59′00″S, 067°16′00″W, on Isla Hornos in the Hermite Islands group, at the southern end of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. It marks the north edge of the Drake Passage, the strait between South America and Antarctica. The dividing line between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans runs along the meridian of Cape Horn, from Tierra del Fuego to the Southern Ocean in Cabo de Hornos National Park. Tierra del Fuego is separated from the South America mainland by the Strait of Magellan. Cape Horn island was originally given the Dutch name "Kaap Hoorn", in honor of the Dutch city of ...Read More

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statesidecruiser

statesidecruiser
West Palm Beach, Florida

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