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How was Cape Horn named?

April 19, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Geography

General William Tecumseh Sherman says in his Memoirs: “In time we saw Cape Horn; an island rounded like an oven, after which it takes its name (Ornos) oven!’ Sherman may have defined war correctly, but he was in error about the origin of the name of Cape Horn. His error has been frequently imitated since …