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The Desdemona: A Stranded Ship in Tierra del Fuego


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The Desdemona: A Stranded Ship in Tierra del Fuego
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This huge German-built ship navigated the Argentinian coast for 30 years before being stranded in 1983. In that occasion it made it out of the situation but two years later a storm caused hull damage to it and got stranded again on Cabo San Pablo.
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It’s been sitting there ever since, a symbol of its own story. Walking around it feels like you are strolling through a natural museum or movie set, and if you take a look inside the huge hole in the back of the hull you can still see some of the cement sacks it was transporting originally.
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Tierra del Fuego is definitely a wild place, full of interesting stories, and to have the opportunity to see the remains of one right where it happened was a pretty unique experience.

This huge German-built ship navigated the Argentinian coast for 30 years before being stranded in 1983. In that occasion it made it out of the situation but two years later a storm caused hull damage to it and got stranded again on Cabo San Pablo.


It’s been sitting there ever since, a symbol of its own story. Walking around it feels like you are strolling through a natural museum or movie set, and if you take a look inside the huge hole in the back of the hull you can still see some of the cement sacks it was transporting originally.


Tierra del Fuego is definitely a wild place, full of interesting stories, and to have the opportunity to see the remains of one right where it happened was a pretty unique experience.

Photo taken at: Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

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