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Puerto Guacolda (Huasco Atacama N Chile)

Puerto Guacolda (Huasco Atacama N Chile)

Characteristics

Description

The commercial port Guacolda is closed to the town of Huasco Bajo, at the SE end of Guacolda bay.

The port was used between 1851 and 1873 to ship copper ore, copper regulus, alpaca wool and hides round Cape Horn to Swansea, Glamorgan and Wales.

The port is W of the bay, near Guacola peninsula, dark in color, is connected to the mainland by a causeway.

Tel/Fax: 56-51-531011
Mail: cpchuasco@directemar.cl

6/02/2013
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Joëlle
Puerto Guacolda (Huasco Atacama N Chile)
6/02/2013
Update
Joëlle
Le port de commerce Guacolda se trouve près de la ville de Huasco Bajo, sur le côté SE de la baie Guacolda.

Il fut utilisé entre 1851 et 1873 pour expédier le minerai de cuivre, la laine d'Alpaga et des peaux autour du cap Horn à Swansea, Glamorgan et au Pays de Galles.

Le port se trouve à l'W de la baie, près de la péninsule Guacolda, de couleur noire, qui est reliée à la côte par une chaussée. 

Tel/Fax: 56-51-531011
Mail: cpchuasco@directemar.cl

6/02/2013
Update
Joëlle
Puerto Guacolda (Huasco Atacama N Chile)
6/02/2013
Update
Joëlle
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Localisation

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Sites around Puerto Guacolda (Huasco Atacama N Chile)
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Isla Carrizal (Atacama N Chile)

23nm
13°
Isla Carrizal is starboard, entering Puerto Carrizal Bajo, on the tip Escoria. It is almost round and is about 6 m high.The island and the tip Escoria are connected by an isthmus of sand, shingle and mining waste.
An islet, fringed by reefs, lies about 0.1 NM W of Escoria tip.
6 Feb 13

Puerto Carrizal Bajo (Atacama N Chile)

23nm
13°
Puerto Carrizal Bajo is near Isla Carrizal.
It is well sheltered from prevailing winds by this islet. During N winds  a rough sea enters the port.
Fogs occur usually only during the winter season. Puerto Carrizal Bajo is a small port for the shipment of iron ore. ...
6 Feb 13

Isla Chanaral (Atacama N Chile)

38nm
206°
Isla Chanaral is almost flat except at its S end where there is a hill, 158 m high.
Rocks extend about 0,5 NM S from the island and about the same distance from the NW side of the island.Islotes Azocar consist of two islets which lie about 0.2 NM W of the SW end of Isla Chanaral.  A ...
6 Feb 13

Bahia de Copiapo (Atacama N Chile)

70nm
13°
Bahia Copiapo lies S Punta Vial up to punta Dallas, even more in S. It is bordered to the center by a sandy beach and by rocks at each end.
Copiapo was once a shipping ore port, but it is no longer used such as such because of the poor anchorage and landing ...
9 Jan 13

Caleta Matamoros (Atacama N Chile)

34nm
12°
Caleta Matamoros, about 2,5 NM S punta Totoral, is well sheltered from S winds, but is open to N winds.We can anchor S cove, in 13 to 18 m.
It is not recommanded to anchor near the shore in 13 m because the bottom is rocky.
N winds send a heavy swell throughout the cove.
14 Jan 13

Caleta Pajonal (Atacama N Chile)

45nm
14°
This cove is about 4 NM S of Punta Cachos.Shoals water extends from the head of Caleta Pajonal  shore where two small above water rocks close NW of them.
Dangerous submerged rocks lie about 0,8 NM SW of the same point. The sea breaks over these rocks and there is a heavy swell.We ...
14 Jan 13

Isla Cima Cuadrada (Atacama N Chile)

47nm
13°
Isla Cima Cuadrada is at about 1,5 NM S of Punta Cachos.We can anchor of about 0,5 NM from the islet.
14 Jan 13

Punta Cachos (Atacama N Chile)

49nm
13°
Punta Cahos is the SW entrance point of Bahia Salado. It has an islet and some rocks off its W side.
14 Jan 13

Caleta del Medio (Atacama N Chile)

49nm
15°
At the head of the cove there are sandy slopes with outcrops of rocks.We can anchor about 0,5 NM ENE of Punta Bell, in 18 to 21 m.The cove is protected from SW winds bu it is exposed to N winds and it is not advisable to anchor here during such times.There is a small iron pier on ...
11 Jan 13

Punta Salado (Atacama N Chile)

55nm
19°
Punta Salado, at about 4 NM S of Punta Barranquillas, is rocky and steep.A group of islets extends up to 0,8 NM SW from the point. The largest is named Isla Ruky. The coast, for 3 NM S of Isla Ruky, is foul, and there are depths of 8,9 m and 11 m, about 2,5 NM SW of the islet.
10 Jan 13

Punta Barranquillas (Atacama N Chile)

60nm
18°
Punta Barranquillas is rocky and steep.
10 Jan 13

Caleta Barranquillas (Atacama N Chile)

60nm
18°
Caleta Barranquillas is NE of Punta Barranquillas.We can  anchor about midway between the entrance points, in 12 m but the anchorage is not secure and strong winds send a heavy sea into the cove..
10 Jan 13
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.
Almost the entire length of the coast is invaded by a desert. The Andes Cordillera advances to the seaand gives a very high and steep coast. There are many natural harbors ...
12 Dec 12

Chile

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 ...
11 Dec 12

SE Pacific Ocean

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Pacific. The name Pacific, which means peaceful, was given to it by ...
13 Jan 09

Isla Chanaral (Atacama N Chile)

Isla Chanaral is almost flat except at its S end where there is a hill, 158 m high.
Rocks extend about 0,5 NM S from the island and about the same distance from the NW side of the island.Islotes Azocar consist of two islets which lie about 0.2 NM W of the SW end of Isla Chanaral.  A ...
6 Feb 13

Bahia Salado (Atacama N Chile)

Bahia Salado is located between Punta Salado and Punta Cachos to S.
The shores of the bay are generally fringed with rocks, most of which are above water.
There are several coves and inlets in this bay.
10 Jan 13

Bahia de Copiapo (Atacama N Chile)

Bahia Copiapo lies S Punta Vial up to punta Dallas, even more in S. It is bordered to the center by a sandy beach and by rocks at each end.
Copiapo was once a shipping ore port, but it is no longer used such as such because of the poor anchorage and landing ...
9 Jan 13
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