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El Chalet Pujol
Aesthetic Pollution
William Bruce y
Perito Moreno
"Scotia Sailed Love Willy"
"Perito Moreno
100 years on"
Germán Sopeña
"Tribute Tour"
"HMS Swift"
Puerto Deseado
Puerto Madryn
Buenos Aires 1
Buenos Aires 2

Centro Cultural Borges Buenos Aires  

"Scotia sailed Love Willie"

Perito Moreno - William Bruce two patriots - one world

Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902 - 1904
the Bariloche Documents




William Bruce portrait, Carlos Moreno and Maria Victoria Canullo


Scottish Heritage


Model of Scotia by

To: Professor Dr Andrés Stoppani, the Founding President of CAPat and late President of the Sociedad Científica Argentina; to Dr. Ignacio Reisig and Dr. Carola Sutton; and to Germán Sopeña and José Fonrouge, all of whom would have looked forward to taking part in this event.

Dates: 5 - 30 May 2004

Organizers: Ciencias y Artes Patagonia (CAPat), Royal Scottish Geographical Society, National Museums of Scotland, Museo de la Patagonia Bariloche, Museo Marítimo de Ushuaia, with the Centro Cultural Borges.

Principal Sponsor: Techint

Editors: Maria Victoria Canullo and Robin Willson

Co-EditorsDavid Munro, Geoff Swinney, Carlos Vairo , Cecelia Girente,

Co-Editors-Presentation: Ignacio Giorgio, Mariela Stauder, Melania Toia

SPECIAL GUESTS: Carlos Benites-Moreno (great grandson of the Perito), Bernardo Milhas (of the family of Carlos Haymes), Edward MacDougall and Monica Loreto and Kevin (Scottish Heritage Society).

OPENING SPEAKERS: Robin Willson, (CAPat) Edward MacDougall (Scottish Heritage Society).

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Ciencias y Artes Patagonia is grateful to:

Techint, the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and the Magic Penny Trust for providing the vital financial support;

Roger Halou Director of the Centro Cultural Borges and his staff for their help.

The British Ambassador Sir Robin Christopher for his interest and encouragement.

the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (Dr David Munro), the National Museums of Scotland (Geoff Swinney), the Museo of Patagonia Bariloche (Lic Cecilia Girgenti) and Bernardo Milhas of Buenos Aires, for their invaluable help in providing photographic material and access to documents and with whom it was a pleasure to collaborate.

Edward MacDougall of The Scottish Heritage Society, for his most interesting opening talk,

FRED SMITH of Ushuaia for the special production of a scale model of the Scotia; Edward Mihlas for the loan of the original copy of the personal diary of Carlos Haymes and FREDSMITH for the recent panoramic photo of theOrcadas Meteorological Station .

the Museo Marítimo de Ushuaia, its Director Carlos Vairo and staff, for their generous welcome and efficient assistance;

the staff of CENPAT, Puerto Madryn, and High Image Express Buenos Aires for their advice and expertise and for digitally printing most of the photographs;

Danile Hirsch, and the Explorers Club Argentine Chapter;

the Dirección Nacional del Antártico, Instituto Antártico Argentino, Armada Argentina, the Servicio Meteorológico Nacional,

and Salvador Alaimo, Héctor Fasano, Héctor Ferioli, Fred Goldberg, Guillermo Hang, José Martini, Tam Muro, Cap. Quevedo, Cristina San Martín, Norman Seider and all those others who provided invaluable advice and encouragement.

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