Strait of Magellan

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  • Magellan's Failure

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    they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role. It’s always about the goal.” Although a remarkable navigator, Magellan never chose to make a positive impact on his crew’s lives. Leading a crew of young men gave him power to abuse or use, but instead of showing these men a dedicated and concerned leader, Magellan led the boys to a slow, painful death. Magellan was not worth defending in his last battle because he accepted inhumane ship conditions within his armada, treated people terribly

  • Maritime Exploration Challenges Of Ferdinand Magellan And Sir Francis Drake

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    Maritime Exploration Challenges of Ferdinand Magellan and Sir Francis Drake Exploration of the oceans was very popular during the time of Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan and English explorer Sir Francis Drake. Ferdinand Magellan was a young Portuguese man who enlisted under the Spanish king before he began his expedition to go on a trip around the world on the 10th of August in 1519 (“Ferdinand” 1). Ferdinand Magellan was in search of both fortune and fame, and he left Spain with 5 ships in

  • Drake's Passage Is The Worst Ocean On The World

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    Normally it's the second mood the drake shake, this is when the passage has ferocious roaring winds which creates enormous waves, not a fun time. In 1578 there was an Explorer named Sir Francis Drake that went through the Strait of Magellan. When he went through the Strait of Magellan he lost 4 ships. After his last ship made it through it got pushed farther south and that's when drake realized that there is a another route for ships further south. Then the bottleneck was named Drake Passage after him

  • The Worst Ocean On The World : Drake's Passage

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    Following the common tradition of designating geographical locations after early adventurers, the passage itself was named for Sir Francis Drake, an explorer that successfully navigated the Strait of Magellan in 1578, although it did cost him four of his ships in return. After navigating the Strait of Magellan, his remaining ship, the Golden Hind, was blown way off to the south which led Sir Drake to realize that there was a route further south that was open for ships. Amazingly, it would not be

  • The Drake Passage : The Passages Of The Drake Passage

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    The Drake Passage is a fierce body of water that is around the Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands of the Antarctic. It connects the southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean and extends through the Southern Ocean. It is the shortest crossing to Antarctica, than any other landmass. The other two passages are around the extreme Southern part of South America. The winds are so extreme, ships can’t make a headway through the Passage. The Antarctic current pushes more than 600 time the flow

  • Lesson Plan # 2: Nonfiction Text Guide

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    Nonfiction Text Features! • Student textbook: The United States: Making a New Nation, by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • Ferdinand Magellan source 1: • Ferdinand Magellan source 2:

  • Ferdinand Magellan Research Paper

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    Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who is famous for leading the first expedition to sail all the way around the world, sailing through the Straits of Magellan and entering the Pacific Ocean. The story of Ferdinand Magellan is, in the end, a sad one. He had a great idea, a great wish. He wished to lead a voyage that sailed around the world. He started off on that voyage, but he didn't live to see the end of it. Ferdinand Magellan was born in Portugal somewhere around 1480 into a wealthy

  • The Journal Of Antonio Pigafetta

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    This journal reveals a fascinating voyage of discovery. Because of Pigafetta’s writing, students like me get the chance to sail along with Ferdinand Magellan and his crew. In addition, this journal of Antonio Pigafetta widened human knowledge about the world that we are living in. We always have that tendency to receive something without being thankful for it. While we learn so much from the writings

  • Ferdinand Magellan

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    Ferdinand Magellan was born in 1480, in a stone farm house in Portugal. His father's name was Dom Ruy Magellan, and his mother's name was Donha Alda De Mesquite. His father was a Portuguese nobleman and owned a large amount of land. He was also a sheriff, an honorary position awarded for distinguished service to the crown. Ferdinand's brother was named Diago De Sousa, a name he took from his wealthy grandmother, his sister was named Isabel Magellan. His family seemed to care about each other and

  • Punta Arenas

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    situated across the one of the most historic trade routes in the world the Magellan Strait, because of this the trade industry of Punta Arenas boomed. It is also the gateway of travelers and excursionists to the South Pole. Location (2) It is the capital city of Chile’s southernmost region, Magallanes and Antarctica Region overlooking the famous Magellan Strait and 3,036 km away from Santiago the capital of Chile. Across the strait lies the island of Tierra del Fuego and Puerto Williams a Chilean town