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Caleta Constitucion (Antofagasta N Chile)

Caleta Constitucion (Antofagasta N Chile)

Characteristics

Description

Caleta Constitucion is entered NE of isla Santa Maria.
The entrance between the reefs, which extend N from the island and those which extend about 0.3 NM S from the N entrance point, is about 0.5 NM wide and has a least depth of 13.7m. 

A channel, about 180 m wide at its narrowest part and with a depth of 11.9 m, trends S between Isla Santa Maria and the mainland and connects Caleta Constitucion and Caleta Errazuriz.

We can anchor in the cove, NE of Isla Santa Maria and the mainland. The best anchorage is at about 0,5 NM ENE of the N end of the island, in 11 to 18.3m.

Beware, the land breeze, called "paracas", is sometimes strong, especially at night.

22/12/2012
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Joëlle
Caleta Constitucion (Antofagasta N Chile)
Caleta Constitucion
22/12/2012
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Joëlle
Caleta Constitucion se trouve au NE de l'île Santa Maria. 
L'entrée entre les rochers, qui s'étendent au N de l'île et ceux qui s'étendent à environ 0,3 MN au S de l'entrée N, est large d'environ 0,5 MN et a une profondeur de 13,7 m.

Un chenal, d'environ 180 m de large dans sa partie la plus étroite, avec une profondeur de 11,9 m, se trouve au S entre l'île Santa Maria et le continent et relie cala Constitucion à Caleta Errazuriz.

On peut ancrer dans l'anse, au NE de Isla Santa Maria et le continent. Le meilleur mouillage se trouve à environ 0,5 MN à l'ENE de l'extrémité N de l'île, par 11 à 18,3 m.

Attention la brise de terre, appelée "paracas", est quelquefois forte, notamment la nuit.

22/12/2012
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Joëlle
Caleta Constitucion (Antofagasta N Chile)
Caleta Constitucion
22/12/2012
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Joëlle
Caleta Constitucion (Antofagasta N Chile)
22/12/2012
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Sites around Caleta Constitucion (Antofagasta N Chile)
Flying distances - Direct line

Isla Santa Maria (Antofagasta N Chile)

0.9nm
216°
Santa Maria island is between caleta Constitucion and caleta Errazuriz.
Reefs extend a little over 0.5 mile SSW from the S side of the island and up to 0.3 mile from all other sides.
22 Dec 12

Caleta Errazuriz (Antofagasta N Chile)

2.2nm
190°
Caleta Errazuriz is S Santa Maria island.
The channel between the reefs, which extend SSW from the island and those with extend about 0,3 NM N from the W entrance point of the cove, is about 0,3 NM wide and has depths over 27,4 m.
22 Dec 12

Punta Lagartos (Antofagasta N Chile)

3.7nm
352°
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22 Dec 12

Punta Tetas (Antofagasta N Chile)

5.5nm
195°
Punta Tetas is the SW extremity of Peninsula Moreno. The point is of moderate height, rocky,and arid.
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23 Dec 12

Caleta Abtao (Antofagasta N Chile)

6.2nm
140°
Caleta Abtao is W Moreno bay.
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23 Dec 12

Punta Jorge (Antofagasta Chile)

7.1nm
156°
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23 Dec 12

La Loberia y La Portada (Antofagasta N Chile)

10nm
116°
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23 Dec 12

Isla Guaman (Antofagasta N Chile)

13nm
126°
Isla Guaman is about 21.9m high and white. Rocks extend nearly 0.1 mile NW from the NW end of the island and shoals extend about 91m off all other sides of the island. It is connected to the mainland by a causeway.A beacon, 6m high, equipped with a can-shaped topmark with red ...
23 Dec 12

Caleta La Chimba (Antofagasta N Chile)

13nm
125°
Caleta La Chimba lies NE of Isla Guaman and is protected from the S by a causeway joining the island to the mainland.
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23 Dec 12

Puerto de Antofagasta (N Chile)

17nm
141°
Antofagasta lies E side of Rada de  Antofagasta. It is the larger commercial port of N Chile. A large part of the import-export trade of Bolivia passes through the port. Bolivia maintains a customhouse here. The harbor is well-protected and large vessels berth alongside ...
26 Dec 12

Puerto de Mejillones del Sur (Antofagasta N Chile)

21nm
23°
Mejillones lies on the S shore of Bahia Mejillones del Sur. The port consists of passenger berths (Muelle Fiscal), one fishing vessel berth, and one terminal with three mooring buoys for the discharge of ammonia. Tel: 56 55 657060
21 Dec 12

Punta Angamos (Antofagasta N Chile)

24nm
11°
Located about 11 NM SW of Punta Chacaya, Punta Angamos is 220 m high and extends N. It is entirely covered with guano, wich gives it the appearance of a chalky cliff. A light is shown from the point.
20 Dec 12
Local Area

From Arica to Punta Lengua de Vaca (N Chile)

Along this coast there are many large and small bays, many points. Many islets and rocks border the coast.
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Chile, on the Pacific coast of  S America, is defined by Peru at N, Bolivia at NE and Argentina at E. It extends over 4,300 km long, from Peru to Cape Horn, and 175 km wide on average (350 km to the level of Antofagasta and to the Tropic ...
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Pacific Ocean, largest and deepest of the world's five oceans, covering more than a third of the earth's surface and containing more than half of its free water. The part south of the equator is called the South
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Bahia Moreno (Antofagasta N Chile)

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23 Dec 12

Bahia Mejillones del Sur (Antofagasta N Chile)

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