Cape Horn


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Cape Horn

n
(Placename) 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. Also called: the Horn

Cape′ Horn′


n.
a headland on a small island at the S extremity of South America: belongs to Chile.
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Noun1.Cape Horn - a rocky headland belonging to Chile at the southernmost tip of South America (south of Tierra del Fuego)
Chile, Republic of Chile - a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
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I stuffed a shirt or two into my old carpet-bag, tucked it under my arm, and started for Cape Horn and the Pacific.
It appeared he had "served his time" in the copper-ore trade, the famous copper-ore trade of old days between Swansea and the Chilian coast, coal out and ore in, deep-loaded both ways, as if in wanton defiance of the great Cape Horn seas - a work, this, for staunch ships, and a great school of staunchness for West- Country seamen.
But if home be the other kind, let it be wide and long--enter you at the Golden Gate, hang your hat on Hatteras, your cape on Cape Horn and go out by the Labrador.
While all this petty anarchy was agitating the little world within the Tonquin, the good ship prosperously pursued her course, doubled Cape Horn on the 25th of December, careered across the bosom of the Pacific, until, on the 11th of February, the snowy peaks of Owyhee were seen brightening above the horizon.
He lectured in cities as widely apart as Montreal, Chicago, Baltimore, and San Francisco, sailing to the last-named place in 1860, by way of Cape Horn, on the Meteor, commanded, by his younger brother, Captain Thomas Melville, afterward governor of the 'Sailor's Snug Harbor' at Staten Island, N.
The former is found wherever the country is moderately damp, from Cape Horn to North America.
You can go anywhere out through the Golden Gate--to Australia, to Africa, to the seal islands, to the North Pole, to Cape Horn.
And now from Cape Horn to Nova Zembla, and from Canton round to Canton again, there were factories and workshops and industrial resources.
BRIAN Thompson, on board Bahrain Team Pindar, rounded Cape Horn yesterday in sixth position in the VendAe Globe solo, round-the-world yacht race.
Previously, crude cargoes sailing from east to west took an additional 30 days to travel the thousands of miles around Cape Horn, South America.
Cape Horn certainly lived up to its reputation on March 12 as Russian adventure sailor Fedor Konyukhov swept through Drake's Passage, pushed by 50-65 knot westerlies.
They will be filmed riding from Cape Horn through South and Central America to California.