Friday, April 19, 2013
PUERTO MONTT, CHILE, watercolor map
South America Cruise series #27
Puerto Montt was founded in 1853 during the German colonization of Southern Chile. Gateway to the Archipielago de Chiloé, LLanguihue Lake and Nahuel Huapí on the Argentinian side. Puerto Montt is the second largest salmon producer in the world, considered Salmon Capital of Chile, as it is the hub of the largest salmon aquaculture industry in the world, closely followed by Norway. Fresh salmon is flown daily to world markets. Puerto Montt looks like Bavaria with signs in Spanish. Amazing and beautiful!