Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The Drake Passage or Mar de Hoces -Sea of "Hoces"- is the body of water between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn Chile and the South Shetland Islanda of Antarctica . It connects the southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean Scotia Sea ) with the southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean and extends into the Southern Ocean . The passage is named after the 16th century English privateer Sir Francis Drake. From what I can gather it is around 600 miles long.