Transport: South to Magallenes

Last summer Norwegian Aero Transport Co. inaugurated a 1,000-mile airline up the rugged coast of Norway to Hammerfest, northernmost port in the world (TIME, June 8). Last week, two Sikorsky 543 amphibians left Connecticut to fly to South America to inaugurate a 1,000-mile airline down the rugged coast of Chile to Magallenes, southernmost port in the world.

Magallenes (Punta Arenas) is on the north shore of the Straits of Magellan in the lee of the Andes Mountains just before they march down into the Antarctic Ocean. A modern city of 25,000 people, mostly...

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