Cape Horn


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headland, 1,391 ft (424 m) high, S Chile, southernmost point of South America, in the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. It was discovered and first rounded by Willem Schouten, the Dutch navigator, on Jan. 29, 1616, and named for Hoorn in the Netherlands. Lashing storms and strong currents made "rounding the Horn" one of the great hazards of sailing-ship days. With its cold and windy climate, it is still a formidable challenge to navigation.

Cape Horn

a rocky headland on an island at the extreme S tip of South America, belonging to Chile. It is notorious for gales and heavy seas; until the building of the Panama Canal it lay on the only sea route between the Atlantic and the Pacific
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"That goes for the Atlantic crossing westbound, the Arctic North America east to west route, the Americas north to south, and, just for good luck, the trip from Cape Horn across the south Atlantic Ocean to the Falklands.
The 17 Parks of Patagonia that are included in this agreement are: Andean Larch, Hornopiren, Pumalin, Corcovado, Melimoyu, Queulat, Magdalena Island, Cerro Castillo, Patagonia, Laguna San Rafael, Bernardo O'Higgins, Kawsqar, Torres del Paine, Pali Aike, Agostini, Yendegaia and Cape Horn. With this initiative, Chile enters the select group of leading countries in conservation projects, such as Canada, Costa Rica and Peru.
Kochi (Kerala) [India], Jan 19 ( ANI ): The Indian Navy's first all-women crew of Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini, which was flagged-off from Goa in September, has rounded the Cape Horn through the Drake Passage, early Friday morning.
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing recently rounded the infamous Cape Horn, off southern Chile, with minimal damage, and are currently leading leg five, from New Zealand to Brazil.
The Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team -- known as ADOR -- secured the record as it approached Cape Horn in the Southern Ocean while vying for the Leg 5 lead with Turkish/American entry Team Alvimedica, news agency WAM reported.
Shippers that once had to route their freighters around the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Horn or the Panama Canal can now chart a course across the top of the planet and save as many as 30 days, a cost savings worth millions.
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WHEN the nation celebrated Republic Day on Saturday, an Indian far away in the ocean was manoeuvring his boat rounding the Cape Horn, a feat akin to climbing the Mount Everest.
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So why would we give up an important base in the South Atlantic on the Cape Horn route prior to the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 as we had the deeds in 1825?
The NMMU Horn Ensemble and the Cape Horn Quartet performed.