Latest Cape Horn Stories

2010-03-09 10:52:00

SEATTLE, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise West (www.cruisewest.com), the world's leading provider of small-ship explorations to the most fascinating destinations on earth, ventures to rugged and mysterious Patagonia in 2011 with four departures aboard the spacious 64-cabin mv Via Australis. The new 8- or 10-night journey highlights hotspots in Chile by land and cruising through renowned channels, scenic bays and glaciated fjords from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas, by sea. Save $600 per person by...

2009-09-08 17:52:00

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- After 13 weeks, 5 days since departing Seattle on May 31 bound for the Arctic, the Ocean Watch crew successfully completes the first of four legs of the Around the Americas expedition including the challenging transit through the Northwest Passage. The Around the Americas expedition is the first environmental project of its kind to take an intimate, often scientifically focused, look at the health of the world's oceans and the impact of...

2009-08-10 13:48:00

AYER, Mass., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Peter H. Hamilton, CEO of Horn Packaging Corporation and David R. Gomer, President of Horn International Packaging, Inc., New England's premier company for total packaging and forwarding solutions, located in Billerica, MA, announced today that Horn has acquired Worldwide Crating Corporation of Tewksbury. This acquisition will enhance Horn's ability to serve its Fortune 1000 clients in the custom packaging, shipping and freight forwarding of specialty...

2009-03-31 18:39:00

SEATTLE, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, March 31 at 12 noon, the sailing vessel Ocean Watch officially launched from Ballard's Seaview East Boatyard to begin sea trials in Puget Sound. On May 31, the boat and crew will leave Shilshole Marina for the first-ever circumnavigation of the Americas through the Northwest Passage, around Cape Horn and back to Seattle in July, 2010. This unique voyage, called Around the Americas, has two primary objectives: 1) Engage and educate citizens...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'