Monthly Archives: March 2013

Straits of Magellan

The Strait of Magellan has always be considered a dangerous passage to navigate.  It is that tail at the end of South America in southern Chile mainland South America to the north and Tierra del Fuego to the south.  The transition between the Atlantic and the Pacific.  The winds and currents are unpredictable and portions…
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The Storm in the South China Sea

Between their visits to different ports they had to deal with the seas.  Twice during the second leg of the cruise the fleet encountered rough weather, once just prior to entering Auckland, and the second time before arriving in Yokohama on October 12th and 13th, 1908.  This was a typhoon that sailors talked about for…
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