Puerto Williams (Spanish for "Port Williams") is a Chilean port, located on Isla Navarino facing the Beagle Channel. It is the capital of the Chilean Antarctic Province, one of four provinces located in the Magallanes and the Chilean Antarctic Region.With a population of a little over 2,000, including both naval personnel and civilians, Puerto Williams is the southernmost city in the world
The settlement was named after John Williams Wilson (an Irish Captain born in 1798 and known locally as Juan Guillermos), who founded Fuerte Bulnes (Fort Bulnes) (later moved to Punta Arenas on the Brunswick Peninsula in 1843. Puerto Luisa was its original name. Since its foundation in 1953 the settlement has served primarily as a naval base. In recent years tourism has contributed to an increase in economic activity at Puerto Williams. Access is by air or by a ferry service from Punta Arenas, 350 kilometres to the north in Chile, or by private yacht charter from Ushuaia in Argentina (there is no regular link with Argentine territory). Most of the houses in Puerto Williams belong to the Chilean Navy.
There are several trails for multi-day hikes and back-packing trips in the mountains south of Puerto Williams. Remains of Indian campsites and fishtraps can be found along the coast east of the city. Puerto Williams is home to the Martin Gusinde Anthropological Museum, which depicts the lives of both the Yamana or Yahgan and Selknam peoples who once inhabited Tierra del Fuego. For easy exploration of some of the subantarctic forest, the Omora Ethnobotanical Park is five kilometres down the road to the west.
The Cape Horn National Park may be reached by boat from Puerto Williams. During the summer months (January-March), private sailing boats and charter yachts use "PW" as a departure port for Cape Horn and the Antarctic Peninsula; the half-sunken M/V Micalvi serves as a yacht club.
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