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  Travel to Cape Virgins in PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA - (South America)
The cape is at 133 km on a dirt road.
In 1876, gold mixed with sand and from 1885 the gold fever turned Cape Vírgenes into an urban nucleus but it did not take very long to decline; hardship and enormous difficulties facing the miners, returned this scenery to be again a part of the patagonian desert.
Today, the cape is quite an interesting point, we recommend a visit between the months of October and April when it becomes the second largest penguin sanctuary in South America after Punta Tombo (Chubut).
www.patagonia-argentina.com /i/atlantica/gallegos/virgenes.htm   (185 words)

 Cape Virgenes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cape Virgenes (Cabo Virgenes, Cape Virgins) is the southeastern tip of South America.
As 21 October is the feast day of Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins, he named the cape in their honor.
The Cape is located in Santa Cruz Province, Patagonia, Argentina.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cape_Virgenes   (114 words)

 Ferdinand Magellan
They steered by way of the Cape Verde Islands to Cape St. Augustine in Brazil, then along the coast to the Bay of Rio Janerio (13 December), thence to the mouth of the Plata (10 January, 1520).
In both these bodies of water a vain search was made for a passage to the western ocean.
Those straits, which are 373 miles long, now bear the name of the daring discoverer, though he himself called them Canal de Todos los Santos (All Saints' Channel).
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/m/magellan,ferdinand.html   (1200 words)

 Argentina - LoveToKnow 1911
In 1881 a treaty was signed which provided that the boundary line should follow the highest crests of the Andes forming the watershed as far south as the 52nd parallel,thence east to the 10th meridian and south-east to Cape Dungeness at the eastern entrance to the Straits of Magellan.
The national lines extend from Buenos Aires north to La Quiaca on the Bolivian frontier (1180 m.), and south to Cape Virgenes (1926 m.), at the entrance to the Straits of Magellan.
Telegraphic communication with Europe is effected by cables laid along the Uruguayan and Brazilian coasts, and by the Brazilian land lines to connect with transatlantic cables from Pernambuco.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Argentina   (14226 words)

 Unique Facts about Oceania: Ferdinand Magellan
On November 20, the equator was crossed; on December 6, the crew sighted Brazil.
At 52° South latitude on October 21, 1520, the fleet reached Cape Virgenes and concluded they had found the passage, because the waters were brine and deep inland.
Twenty crewmen died of starvation before Elcano put in to the Cape Verde Islands, a Portuguese holding, where he abandoned 13 more crewmen July 9 in fear of losing his cargo of 26 tons of spices (cloves and cinnamon).
www.sheppardsoftware.com /Oceaniaweb/factfile/Unique-facts-Oceania9.htm   (1653 words)

 Historical summary of some shipwrecks by Fransisco Ayarza
Part of the bow, stem and bowsprit are still conserved currently in the frontispiece of the local Maritime Authority Offices, as a testimony of three decades of commitment to the development and progress of this region.
"ADAMANT", German barge sailing from Hamburg bound for Valparaìso, after having rounded Cape Horn, was wrecked on the coast of Desolation Island, in the vicinity of Latitude Island in August of 1890.
When it was very close to Cape Pilar, the engine of the MATAURA failed once again, and the ship was swept by the West current and weather onto the shores of Desolation Island, where he was forced to run aground and save his crew..."
www.nautilus.cl /yatechonos/history.htm   (1979 words)

 Argentina Locations List - Capdevila to Capitan Eyroa
Cape Three Points, Santa Cruz, Cape, Long: -65.88333 Lat: -47.1
Cape Virgenes, Santa Cruz, Cape, Long: -68.35 Lat: -52.31667
Cape Virgins, Santa Cruz, Cape, Long: -68.35 Lat: -52.31667
www.traveljournals.net /explore/argentina/locations/c/34.html   (596 words)

 Sailing Strait
The typical route across the Atlantic to South America in the early 16th Century headed south to the Cape Verde Islands, then west along the Equator, and then southwest along the coast to Brazil.
Continuing south once spring came in October of 1520, the little fleet sighted Cabo Virgenes (the Cape of 11,000 Virgins) on October 21st, 1520, and turned west into the bay, which turned out to be the long-sought southern passage to the Pacific.
One, he didn't know where he was going or where this passage may lead (the number one danger of exploration is a lack of direction).
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/us_navy/105945   (369 words)

 Dorjun down South   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
"In a remote cove on the Oregon coast, I located a condemned 26' USCG surfboat, husky enough to withstand a Cape Horn squall, small enough to ship more than the distance of the earth's diameter to the Strait of Magellan.
After ten days sailing along the coast of Patagonia, we entered the Strait of Magellan by Cape Virgenes from the east.
We swept through the churning tides and…dropped anchor in Magallanes, the world's most southerly city.
www.woodenboat.org /festival/Guide/guide_dorjun02.htm   (302 words)

 JTW News - Dead penguins found in Argentina
Cape Virgenes, where the penguins were discovered, is a remote location in the far south of Argentina, a distance of some 2,400 km (1,350 miles) from Buenos Aires.
While the penguin rescue operation is under way, an investigation has also been launched into where the oil came from - whether any petrol company has reported a leak, or an oil tanker has lost some of its load.
Once a year, 80,000 Magellan penguins go to Cape Virgenes to nest, making it the second-biggest penguin colony in the world after Point Tombo further up the Atlantic coast.
www.turkishweekly.net /news.php?id=31642   (1071 words)

The above $1.50 self-adhesive stamp showing the Cape Reinga Lighthouse was issued in a booklet of 5 different $1.50 stamps as shown at left.
Note: The above postcard has a pair of stamps affixed showing the lighthouse tender vessel "Puerto Deseado" and the historic lighthouse at Cape Virgenes in the Magellan Strait.
The card is postmarked with the pictorial postmark from nearby Rio Gallegos which also features the Cape Virgenes lighthouse.
www.newzeal.com /theme/LH/lighthouses.htm   (851 words)

 Río Gallegos: History of the City and Legends from the area
During 1876, after the shipwreck of a fishing ship near Cape Virgins, while the crew were searching for drinking water, they unexpectedly found gold.
This finding did not produce much enthusiasm, but after another shipwreck some years later, an important number of gold searchers of different origins came to the area.
He constituted the company Lavaderos de Oro del Sur, formed by personalities from Buenos Aires, and travelled to Cape Virgins.
www.welcomeargentina.com /riogallegos/history.html   (830 words)

 Global Arts & History: Patagonia
Of the many kinds of water-fowl it is enough to mention the flamingo, the upland goose, and in the strait the remarkable steamer duck.
Patagonia was discovered in 1520 by Ferdinand Magellan, who on his passage along the coast named many of the more striking features -- Gulf of San Matias, Cape of 11,000 Virgins (now simply Cape Virgenes).
Legends say that Magellan and his crew saw a tribe of nine-foot tall giants with big feet.
www.globalartmall.com /2006/02/patagonia.html   (2545 words)

 Falkland Islands Info Portal - History Articles
Sailing via the Coast of Barbarie (Morocco), Cape Verde, Sierra Leone and Brazil, Cavendish was off Patagonia on December 17th.
That day, the Desire led the other two ships into a remarkable harbour - nearly 20 miles long.
Janes records that the wind first ceased and then shifted to the east and that they then headed for the Straits, sighting the cape (undoubtedly Cape Virgenes at the mouth of the Straits) on the 18th.
www.falklands.info /history/histarticle19.html   (1714 words)

After this, Magellan decided to wait for a few weeks more before again resuming the voyage.
On October 21, 1520, the fleet reached Cape Virgenes and concluded they had found the passage, because the waters were brine and deep inland.
Magellan called the passage Estreito (Canal) de Todos los Santos, or "All Saints' Channel," because All Saint's Day, November 1, occurred while the fleet traveled through it.
www.themaphouse.com /specialistcat/magellan/magellan.html   (1178 words)

 From Bariloche to Ushuaia on an unforgettable journey off road patagonia argentina bariloche
Free day to travel to the region of the glaciers.
After breakfast we will cross the steppe heading East and having as our final destination the Vírgenes Cape, located between the Argentinean Sea and the Magellan Strait.
At this place there are a colony of penguins and it's a natural reserve.
www.offroad-patagonia.com.ar /aventura-bariloche.htm   (1111 words)

 Cabo Verde Foto Gallery - Photos of Cape Verde
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