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Magellan and the Patagonian Giants

Port St. Julian On September 20, 1519, Captain-General Ferdinand Magellan set sail from San Lucar, Spain with a five-vessel fleet to discover a route to the Spice Islands (the Moluccas). Magellan sailed southwest along the South American coastline. After departing Rio de Janeiro, they began to search for a strait which would lead them to …

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