Strait of Magellan

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Noun1.Strait of Magellan - the strait separating South America from Tierra del Fuego and other islands to the south of the continent; discovered by Ferdinand Magellan in 1520; an important route around South America before the Panama Canal was built
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We had crossed the tropic of Capricorn, and the Straits of Magellan opened less than seven hundred miles to the south.
In this spot there is a submarine valley worn by Humboldt's current, which skirts the coast of America as far as the Straits of Magellan.
It was his opinion, also, that a settlement on this extremity of America would disclose new sources of trade, promote many useful discoveries, and open a more direct communication with China and the English settlements in the East Indies, than that by the Cape of Good Hope or the Straits of Magellan.
The plains near the Straits of Magellan are inhabited by one species of Rhea (American ostrich), and northward the plains of La Plata by another species of the same genus; and not by a true ostrich or emeu, like those found in Africa and Australia under the same latitude.
man-of-war to go through the Straits of Magellan from east to west.
00pm) Disaster strikes the HMS Endurance as it reaches the Straits of Magellan, Chile, where a burst valve in the engine room begins flooding the ship.
Disaster strikes as the ship reaches the Straits of Magellan, off the southern coast of Chile when a routine maintenance check descends into chaos and gallons of water flood into the engine room.
Work is under way to build a natural gas pipeline to connect two areas near the Straits of Magellan in southern Argentina, according to the country's gas regulator, Enargas.
From the Straits of Magellan in the Pacific, Americas takes you over to the other side of the continent through the Atlantic and all the way over to Haiti.
Other firsts for Cox include being the first woman to swim the Cook Strait in New Zealand, the first person to swim the Straits of Magellan in Chile, and the first to swim around the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, where she had a close call with a shark that was shot by a crew member as it emerged from the water toward her.
It will then pass around South America's Cape Horn and sail into the Straits of Magellan.
The fleet then sailed through the Straits of Magellan and found themselves in the Pacific, when, due to stormy weather, the fleet was reduced to only one ship, Drake's The Golden Hinde.