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Cape Horn

Cape Horn, or Hoorn, so named from his birth-place by Schouten its discoverer, is the most southernly point of America, being at the extremity of the last island of the Fuegian Archipelago. It presents a black, steep, frowning face to the stormy Southern Ocean, and has always borne a bad name amongst sailors. Steam has, of course, reduced to nothing the difficulty of doubling it (though most steamers pass through the Straits of Magellan), but heavy seas and strong cold gales prevail in its neighbourhood.