Cape Horn Memorial for Lost Sailors

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Larry Kincaid

Cape Horn Monument is dedicated to all the sailors who lost their lives circumnavigating Cape Horn. Designed by Jose Balcells Eyquem, it is 7 meters high and built to withstand wind gusts of 125 mph. In the shape of an Albatross, which according to the myth, is the soul of a sailor lost at sea. It is located on the small Hornos Island at the southernmost point of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile. The photo was captured after a passing storm that produced a double rainbow that marked the exact site of the monument.

Location: Cape Horn Island, Tierra del Fuego, Chile


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