"rounded the Horn"
Sailing round Cape Horn
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Cape Horn in Tierra del Fuego is the southernmost tip of Patagonia. Until the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, it was the only shipping route from the Atlantic to the Pacific. It was known as a ship's graveyard due to the treacherous conditions. Tounens makes it through and lands at the port of Coquimbo, which was just starting to flourish with gold and copper industries.

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