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Puerto Williams

Puerto Williams is a small Chilean port, located on Isla Navarino facing the Beagle Channel. Its latitude and longitude are 54░56'S 67░37'W. In 2002 the population was 1,952.

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It gets busy in Puerto Williams

It gets busy in Puerto Williams
Made by Geoff Wise
To sail west in the Beagle Channel, you must first sail east for 20 miles to Puerto Williams to get your passport stamped and then head west. It must annoy the Chileans because they don't seem to gain much economic benefit from this and you have to sign a form saying you are a member of the crew of the yacht? Even if you pay a lot of money to be a crew member. Odd, I thought.

Customs at Puerto Williams, Chile.

Customs at Puerto Williams, Chile.
Made by Geoff Wise
In Ushuaia, Argentina, you wander up to the Naval base, get your passport stamped then make your way to the other side of town back to the yacht club. In Puerto Williams Chile, you deal with 4 government types on the deck the Yacht club Yates, which is a half sunken ship, before you can step on land. They kept us there for three hours, I think until more yachts arrived.

Puerto Williams after a snowfall, for Sandy

Puerto Williams after a snowfall, for Sandy
Made by fenicio84
I imagine she would be longing to see snow in the middle of summer LOL! The green roof is the chapel. The area on the shot is part of the naval base , the rest of the town is inhabited mainly by fishermen and people employed in other activities. The snow reached 40 cm in some areas, but the relatively high temperature melted it very quickly in the morning.

880111 Double First

880111 Double First
Made by rona.h
Willy de Roos on right: first single-hander through the North-West Passage in1977 on his yacht Williwaw (the orange boat). Roger Swanson on his yacht Cloud Nine: the first US yacht through the North-West Passage in 2007. Meeting in the Beagle Channel (Port William) in 1988.

Puerto Williams waterfall

Puerto Williams waterfall
Made by fenicio84
I love this one, the snow was falling and I could visit the waterfall where the town gets its fresh water supply. When I was a young pilot I wanted to be transferred to this place to fly one of our helicopters, but the navy had other plans for me. No regrets...

Club Micalvi, Puerto Williams

Club Micalvi, Puerto Williams
Made by Rachel and Hugh
The most southerly yacht club in the World. A good bar and chat with lots of sailors from many countries. Makes a fine ┬┤Pisco Sour┬┤, which involves Tequila amongst other evils. March 11th 2006

UNT-Chile Winter 2008-09

UNT-Chile Winter 2008-09
Made by Lari Gibbons
Club de Yates Micalvi is an old supply ship that houses a bar and restaurant, featuring an international roster of adventurers who have traveled around Cape Horn.



Made by Negrosky
Have You Ever Seen The Rain Puerto Williams Region de Magallanes y Antartica Chilena

880111 Willi de Roos

880111 Willi de Roos
Made by rona.h
Willi with his orange yacht Willwaw at Puerto William (Tierra del Fuego). If you like old sailing books (K1) try his North-West Passage.

880111 a 020 Rescue Ship

880111 a 020 Rescue Ship
Made by rona.h
The bow of the ship which went to Elephant Island to rescue the men of Shackleton's Endurance expedition who'd remained in Antarctica

UNT-Chile Winter 2008-09

UNT-Chile Winter 2008-09
Made by Lari Gibbons
Alex emerges from the woods after a successful hiking and camping venture near the Pinacho Dientes on Isla Navarino.

UNT-Chile Winter 2008-09

UNT-Chile Winter 2008-09
Made by Lari Gibbons
Dr. James H. Kennedy, Tamara and students sample a stream in the upper R├│balo Watershed on Isla Navarino.

UNT-Chile Winter 2008-09

UNT-Chile Winter 2008-09
Made by Lari Gibbons
Desiree (and Dr. Chris Anderson, background) hike to the upper R├│balo Watershed on Isla Navarino.

880111 Williwaw in Puerto William 1

880111 Williwaw in Puerto William 1
Made by rona.h
Willy de Roos's yacht Williwaw, which he single-handed through the North-West Passage in 1977.

UNT-Chile Winter 2008-09

UNT-Chile Winter 2008-09
Made by Lari Gibbons
Celebrating a successful hiking and camping venture near the Pinacho Dientes on Isla Navarino.

Puerto Williams

Puerto Williams
Made by Antarctic M
This is a strange town, you have to worry more about the horse and cow shit than the dog shit.

UNT-Chile Winter 2008-09

UNT-Chile Winter 2008-09
Made by Lari Gibbons
Dr. Ricardo Rozzi provides a guided tour prior to a workshop at Parque Etnobotanico Omora.

DSCN3938

DSCN3938
Made by gvasquez
Proa de la escampav├şa Yelcho, que rescat├│ a Shackleton de su naufragio en la Ant├írtica

Los Dientes from Puerto Williams

Los Dientes from Puerto Williams
Made by A2Z Adventures
more at www.a2z-adventures.com

UNT-Chile Winter 2008-09

UNT-Chile Winter 2008-09
Made by Lari Gibbons
Kelli in a section of Parque Etnobotanico Omora that has been damaged by beavers.



Nearest places of interest:

Laguna Robalo
Laguna del Salto
Windhond Lake
Picton Passage
  Isla Up├║
Gable Island
Yachtclub Micalvi
Guardiamarina Zanartu Airport (Puerto Williams)

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