TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Where do the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans Meet?

The place where the Pacific Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean has a dark history.

Where do the Pacific and Atlantic oceans meet?


Cape Horn at the southern headland of Horn Island, Chile, in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago at the bottom of South America is where the two oceans meet—and they do not mix.


Winds, waves, and currents make it a rough place and one some call the “graveyard of ships.” According to Princeton University, over the past four hundred years, the Horn’s cold, tempestuous waters have claimed more than one thousand ships and fifteen thousand lives.


The opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 meant ships didn’t have to take the risk anymore.
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