A journey with Fr. John Gagnier & Fr. Robert Schrader
January 20 to February 6, 2009
“After watching the
inauguration of President Barack Obama
on a TV at the airport, we flew to
Nicolas Avellaneda Monument in downtown Buenos Aires
Nicolás Remigio Aurelio
A politician and journalist, and youngest Argentine president from 1874 to 1880.
He reformed banking and
education, leading to
Tierra Del Fuego “
who saw the camp fires of the natives.
This is near the
Southern tip of
The Beagle Channel is named for the ship on which Charles Darwin traveled.
He visited there on January 29, 1833 on a five year voyage, 1831-1836.
His first book was called The Voyage of the Beagle.
Final stop Pan American Highway, 11,000 mi. from Alaska
Southernmost church in the world at Ushuaia, Argentina
Southernmost mailbox in the world – Tierra Del Fuego
“End of the World”
7,058 miles from
“End of the World”
“Fin del Mundo”
Replica of Native
Southernmost of the Andes Mountains: border with Chile
Our ship: “Fram” of the Hurtigruten Line
Model of the original ship “Fram” which took
Roald Amundsen, to
He arrived at the South Pole on 14 December 1911, the first to reach the Pole.
The actual ship is
(born July 16, 1872: Borge,
A Norwegian explorer,
he was the leader of the first group to reach the South Pole. In 1897 he took
part in a Belgian expedition that was the first to winter in the Antarctic. In 1903
– 05 he was the first to navigate the
Departure of a Polar Cirkel boat from the side of the ship.
There were twelve expeditions. Most were able to land in Antarctica
on the islands off the peninsula or the mainland.
The expeditions viewed wildlife and abandoned bases
used for explorations
Fr. Schrader & Fr. Gagnier on an expedition;
temperatures ranged from 28 to 42 Fahrenheit in the Antarctic summer.
Mass on board ship in a lecture hall.
Pictures taken in the cabin.
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