Desolacion Island is an island at the western end of the Strait of Magellan in the Magallanes y la Antartica Chilena Region, Chile. It belongs to the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. Its area is and the highest point is Monte Harte Dyke, at .
Desolacion Island in fiction
The Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child novel The Ice Limit details an expedition to "Isla Desolacion" near Cape Horn in Chile to recover a massive and ultimately dangerous interstellar meteorite.
James Michener's novel "Hawaii" depicts an attempt by a sailing ship to pass the Straits of Magellan, describing the western exit past Desolation Island as the most difficult part of the passage.
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