East of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, separated by a 30km strait called Le Maire, there emerge from the icy waters the last spurs of the Andes Mountainous, with sharp and craggy peaks, the island is 65 km long and in it ranges from 16 km to 500 m in width.
Streams and falls of crystal clear waters originate in over 120 sheets of fresh water.

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Don Luis Piedra Buena

Being the less visited, the south of the island looks waste and dreadful. It is the most beaten side with storms and winds running north from the South Pole encountering this island as their only hindrance.
Heavy currents and seas, poor visibility, and sudden calms made tens of tall ships vanish in the surroundings. Until the opening of the Panama Canal, this region used to be visited by thousands of ships bound for Australia, Asia or the western coast of the U.S.A.
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