Politics is nothing. We are free only on the ocean. ~ Renato Beluche
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Seafaring Sunday: Around the Horn
January 29, 1616: Dutchman Willem Cornelius Schouten and his colleague Jakob Le Maire "discover" Cape Horn at the southern tip of South America. Schouten names the cape after his home town in Holland: Hoorn.
Header: Willem Cornelius Schouten, an engraving from his book on his adventures on the high seas, navigation and South America, among other things, c 1619