later that evening, on our way to Ushuaia we whitness a magnificent sunset
here comes the pilot
Cape Horn
Cape Horn or Isla Hornos is the most southern island of Tierra del Fuego.
 
Untill the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 ships traveling between the east and westcoast of America had to round the Cape and negotiate the dangerous waters of the Drake Passage.
Many souls and ships were lost.
To honor all the men that perished rounding the Cape the Albatross Memorial was erected in 1992.
 
There is a small Chilean marine outpost that provides a pilot service for ships to the Beagle Channel and operates the lighthouse.
 
Under poor photographic conditions the Star Princess circumnavigated Cape Horn counterclockwise in the evening of Februari 28th 2008.
The many rocky outcrops reminded us how dangerous these waters can be in real bad weather.
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at 5 PM we get a first sight of Cape Horn
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some people think these horns gave the cape its name, but actually it is named after the dutch town of Hoorn
the Anna Margaretha, a dutch ship is also rounding the Cape
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the Chilean navy station, we have to wait for the pilot
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the lighthouse is part of the navy station
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the Albatross monument, erected in 1992, honors the seamen that lost their lives rounding the cape
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the westside is particularly treasurous
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the "horns" seen from the north-west
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rounding Cape Horn