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Wreck of “Chile’s Titanic,” SS Itata, Located

The wreck of the Chilean steamship, SS Itata, has been located in 650 feet of water off the port of Coquimbo, in Elqui Province, in northern Chile. The ship sank in a storm on August 28, 1922 with an estimated loss of … Continue reading

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My Version of Pisco Grog

In the latter part of the 19th and the early 20th century, windjammer sailors in the nitrate and guano trades to Peru and Chile drank significant quantities of pisco when they arrived on the west coast of South America. Pisco … Continue reading

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Bulk Carrier Ocean Breeze Driven Ashore in San Antonio, Chile in High Winds and Seas

The bulk carrier Ocean Breeze came shore on Llolleo Beach, near the port of San Antonio, Chile yesterday in high winds and seas.  In a dramatic rescue, all 24 crew members were airlifted off the ship by Chilean Navy helicopters.   No … Continue reading

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Whale Skeletons in a Chilean Desert

At least 75 whale skeletons, believed to be more than two millions years old, were recently unearthed in the Atacama Desert in Chile, a kilometer away from the ocean.  The find is believed to be the best preserved graveyard of pre-historic whales in the world. Of … Continue reading

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