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A True and Sad Story about Fuegia Basket and Captain Fitzroy

... land they had never seen, Great Britain quietly but firmly and surely ruled the waves. The Lords of the Admiralty clearly saw that if a land can be more or less ruled without maps, waves cannot. So in May 1826, two His Majesty Ships (HMS’s), the Beagle and the Adventure , put to sea with detailed instructions as to where and what research should be done to finally draw the map. First the ships inspected the coast of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego in the Strait of Magellan’s area, and in January ...

Modified: 30.01.2006
Robert Fitzroy , Fitzroy , Beagle , Darwin , Tierra del Fuego , Fuegians
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