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    Posted: 18-Nov-2007 at 00:10
Long time ago, before the Panama Channel was built, the only way a ship could cross from the Atlantic to the Pacific was through the ways at the southern tip of the Americas, either following the Strait of Magellan or the Cape Horn, both considered some of the deadliest places for saling in the world.
 
In the 19th century, there was a breed of ships called "Cape Horniers", speacialized in doing the crossing.  Cape Horners, some of them made of iron, are among the prettiest ships that existed ever.
 
samples:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some navies still got Cape Horners on them as training ships. Chile's Esmeralda (of tragic past) is a good example of a Cape Horner. The original Esmeralda was lost during the War of the Pacific
 
 
The current is this, crossing the Cape Horn
 
 
 
Today there are societies of former sailors that have crossed the Cape Horn. On is the Caphorniers. This picture from the Chilean branch
 
 
more strange is the Brotherhood of the Coast, a club of "pirates" that was invented in Chile decades ago and that now is international.
 
Pictures:
 
Australian insignia of the brotherhood:
 
German branch
 
 
United States
 
 
Rules LOL (Have fun those that read Spanish)
 
 
a writer dress as a brother of the coast
 
 
 
 
LOL
 
 
The real Cape Horners:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Edited by pinguin - 18-Nov-2007 at 00:15
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 Nice pics. Where were they built?
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Most Cape Horners were build in Europe. Many were iron ships, mainly of British manufacture, but also from other countries.
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