Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Magellan, Straits of, between Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, are 375 miles long with a breadth of from 12 to 17 miles. The western part, which is the narrower, is enclosed by mountains well covered with wood, and has some good harbours, and the wider eastern part is fringed with pampas. There is a strong current, and west winds are prevalent. In the earlier part of the present century the straits yvere surveyed by King and Fitzroy.

“God is a skilful physician. He knows what is best. God observes the several tempers of men, and knows what will work most effectually. Some are of a more sweet disposition, and are drawn by mercy: others are more rugged and knotty pieces: these God deals with in a more forcible way. Some things are kept in sugar, some in brine. God doth not deal alike with all, he hath trials for the strong, and cordials for the weak.”
–Thomas Watson, A Divine Cordial