28th November 2024

Today in history: Crossing the Pacific

On November 28 1520, Ferdinand Magellan discovered a navigable sea route through South America, this passage became known as the Straight of Magellan.

The waterway is the most important natural passage between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. It is situated at the tip of South America, north of Tierra del Fuego and it is considered difficult to navigate because of its narrowness and treacherous winds.