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1922-25 Baker Ranch: River Baker
The former million-acre Baker Ranch was founded in 1916. It was located in a remote, mountainous area of southern Aysén, in Chilean Patagonia. As a condition of this immense land concession, the Chilean Government required that farm production be exported through a port on the Pacific coast. In the absence of physical infrastructure, the ranch company was obliged to undertake various engineering works, including several bridges and a tunnel. Moreover, a high-powered launch was needed to handle the powerful currents experienced on the River Baker. These early photographs provide a first-hand view of works undertaken in the not-so-distant past, when this corner of Patagonia was truly a "last frontier".

Select another album: PeopleLandscapesRiver BakerRiver ChacabucoRiver SaltoRiver of the ÑadisMule transport
1. panorama2. near Tamango3. narrow channel
4. near Old Colonia5. below Old Colonia6. burnt woodland
7. halt8. tied boats9. company boats
10. Baker estuary11. marine wharf12. bountiful huemul hunt

Thanks: Adrian Goodall (IV-2014) ; Album created: 10-I-2015 ; Updated: 17-I-2015