The object of the expedition was to complete the survey of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, commenced under Captain King in 1826 to 1830, -- to survey the shores of Chile, Peru, and of some islands in the Pacific -- and to carry a chain of chronometrical measurements round the World.
In the sea around Tierra del Fuego, and at no great distance from the land, I have seen narrow lines of water of a bright red colour, from the number of crustacea, which somewhat resemble in form large prawns.
Horner's researches have rendered it in some degree probable that man sufficiently civilized to have manufactured pottery existed in the valley of the Nile thirteen or fourteen thousand years ago; and who will pretend to say how long before these ancient periods, savages, like those of Tierra del Fuego
or Australia, who possess a semi-domestic dog, may not have existed in Egypt?
Darwin, the naturalist, says of the inhabitants of Tierra del Fuego
, that while his own party, who were well clothed and sitting close to a fire, were far from too warm, these naked savages, who were farther off, were observed, to his great surprise, "to be streaming with perspiration at undergoing such a roasting.
Locals had vowed to cook Clarkson on a barbecue and the crew and their police escort came under attack as they tried to leave Tierra del Fuego
The excursion to islands along the channel, mainly to observe breeding seabird colonies, is one of the main tourist attractions for people visiting Tierra del Fuego
The Chercan 1 well is the first of approximately 21 exploratory wells to be drilled on the Flamenco, Campanario and Isla Norte Blocks in Tierra del Fuego
as part of an approximately US$100 million investment program by GeoPark during the First Exploration Period.
Authorities in Argentina's Tierra del Fuego
province denied entry to two Bermuda-flagged cruise ships that sought to dock in Ushuaia, in incidents linked to the political dispute over the Falkland Islands, reports CNN (Feb.
Expected to reach the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego
archipelago of southern Chile on Sunday as part of Leg 5 of the 39,000 nautical miles round-the-world race, Khalid, an Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew member, is only too aware of the daunting task ahead.
In the past 10 years, he has led expeditions to unclimbed peaks in the Cordillera Darwin in Tierra del Fuego
, Wrangell St-Elias ranges on the Alaskan-Yukon border and eastern Greenland.
In contrast, Tierra del Fuego
(520-550S), located in southernmost South America, was intermittently joined to the Patagonian mainland until c.
Winter in Fireland: A Patagonian Sailing Adventure recounts the sailing journey of author Nicholas Coghlan and his wife Jenny aboard their 27 foot sailboat, Bosun Bird, from Cape Townthrough the winter waters of the Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan, dancing along edges of Tierra del Fuego