Maritime Museum of Ushuaia published the unpublished book

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Maritime Museum of Ushuaia published the unpublished book

1958. The beginning of Antarctic Tourism

22.02.2019

22.02.2019

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Ushuaia. Tierra del Fuego. Argentina

1958. The beginning of Antarctic Tourism

 

Authors
Jozef Verlinden - Belgium and Carlos Pedro Vairo - Argentina

 

 

 

This book deals with the beginning of an activity that is important for many sectors of tourism. Still, its main purposeis rescuingthose first steps of oblivion.

The starting point was the port of Ushuaia, when there were no hotels in this city and tourism was practically non-exitstent, thanks to the important action of Argentina in Antarctica, in this special case the Argentine Navy.

The interesting and particular of this book is that it collects testimonies of the first tourists who participated in this wonderful experience, among them the one of Carlos Vicente Cácharo, currently with 93 years old, who brought us more than 400 photos, his logbook, and curious and surprising stories.