Rio Santa Cruz

The satellite image shows the course of the river, from its source at the eastern shore of Lago Argentino, to its mouth on the Atlantic coast of Argentina, a straight-line distance of about 162 miles/261 kilometers. Each camera icon displays a close-up image of some detail along the course of the river.

The “Western Station” is the western-most point reached on May 4 by Captain Robert FitzRoy, Charles Darwin, and members of HMS Beagle's crew on their exploration of the river, April 18 - May 8, 1834. This and other points marked by yellow circles are taken from the “Appendix” volume of FitzRoy's Narrative ….

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