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Chile opens ferry line linking Punta Arenas with Puerto Williams

Monday, November 21st 2011 - 03:52 UTC
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The new ferry that links extreme south ports of Chile was officially presented in Puerto Williams and is already fully operational ahead of the summer season. Read full article

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  • ManRod

    Finally, the southernmost City of the world does have a decent connection...

    Nov 21st, 2011 - 08:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    ..and the voyage from Punta Arenas to Williams is an adventure in itself..... no need to visit Ushuaia and its Bolivian slums .....

    Nov 21st, 2011 - 12:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    I spent some time in Ushuaia. It is s strange place. Probaby because 98% of the people living there come from somewhere else, tempted there by tax free earnings and higher wages. It was beautiful and I had great weather, which is unusual, apparently. I asked a chap who lived there what they do for entertainment. He said, “We have dancing on Saturdays, and a cinema, but mostly we have affairs to pass the time”. : ) Funny man.

    Nov 21st, 2011 - 01:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Oh there are some things to see and do in Ushuaia... you can visit Stirling House, the first european house built in TdF..... the kit having been imported from the Falklands..

    Oooops ..sorry... you have to go to Puerto Williams to see it. http://www.victory-cruises.com/museum.html

    Nov 21st, 2011 - 02:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Oh there are some things to see and do in Ushuaia

    Yes the Prison, built as a poor mans Botany Bay

    Nov 21st, 2011 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Congratulations to Chile for this new ferry. I hope TABSA shares some of the money with the forgotten Yaghans indians and their descendants living in
    poverty, and not just using the name for the ferry.

    Nov 21st, 2011 - 05:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gianni

    sadly tehre is only one Yaghan left

    Nov 21st, 2011 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    7 Full-blooded Yahgan perhaps, many descendants still live in the area.

    Nov 22nd, 2011 - 01:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    Don't consider it right to treat them “differently”.
    That's also kind of racism or like they would be a different species.
    Treat them like human beings... not more, not less.

    Nov 22nd, 2011 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    The rich and powerful could spend more time every year helping the poor instead of looking the other way.

    Nov 22nd, 2011 - 05:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Ok ... so we shall watch and see Argentina lead by example.....

    Nov 22nd, 2011 - 08:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    And what are you doing about it Frankie?

    Nov 22nd, 2011 - 10:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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