Day 73, Argentina, Tierra del Fuego: Ushuaia
Trip Start May 31, 2010
32Trip End Aug 26, 2010
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Ushuaia is located in a wide bay on the southern coast of the island of Tierra del Fuego, bounded on the north by the Martial mountain range and on the south by the Beagle Channel.
Tierra del Fuego was first seen in 1520 during Ferdinand Magellan's expedition. He named the area Land of Smokes (later changed to Land of Fire) as he saw what were probably the fires produced by the local peoples for heat.