Cape Horn (cruising)
At the southernmost point of the South American continent, in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, the mighty Andes extends as a few rocky islands into Drake Passage, the Antarctic strait connecting the South Atlantic and South Pacific oceans. The island of CAPE HORN'S shingle beaches and steep cliffs support a variety of birds, including kelp geese, steamer ducks, and black-bowed albatross. Storms, strong currents, and icebergs have made rounding CAPE HORN a legendary journey. During the era of sailing ships, hundreds of vessels were wrecked while 'rounding the Horn'.
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