the first major port after rounding the Horn. In the days when
the only route to the Pacific American coast was via Cape Horn,
there was a very large British Community "colony" in Chile,
particularly in Valparaíso, and it declined in importance after
the Panama Canal opened. It has a
"British Arch" a donation of the "British Colony"
inaugurated in 1911. There are some photos of Valparaíso in the
late 19th Century and 1900s in the city's history website. Click
here for a
panorama from the "British Arch".
The firm Cave y Cia, founded and still run by Scots have a
website with some History of Valparaíso at
in "Local Info". To this day one of the voluntary Fire Service
11th "George Garland" has in its logo, the
On a visit to Caithness Stone in 1999 we were told there is
Caithness Flagstone in Valparaíso.
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Peter Mackay opened his school in 1857 to serve the British
expatriate community, many of whom stayed. Cave y Cia is quite a
new company, founded in 1970, but the founder's father was there before him. The
School has always been known as the British School (it
was founded by Scots and it has not been known as English). George
Sutherland joined the School in 1880. He was succeeded by
The Mackay School Valparaiso 1857-1942.pdf
Mackay/Sutherland Grave in the Disidentes (Protestant)
Born at Wick, Scotland
On March 31 1841
Died at Valparaisso on the
9 day of September 1918
here lies a man who
meant and did
the noblest thing he knew
Peter Mackay, M.A.
Who entered in the rest on the
8 March 1905 in his 81 years
And his wife
In loving memory
Agnes Galbraith Mackay
Born near Ayr 1801
Died at Valparaiso 1880
"There shall be
no night there"
In loving memory
Jessie Mair Fallow
Beloved wife of Peter Mackay
Born at Straven, Scotland 1830
Died at Valparaiso 1889
"She hath done what she could"
were taken by Sr Juan José Caro V., caretaker of
The Grave of
Commander Pringle Stokes RN of "HMS BEAGLE" near Punta
Jack Howard who visited the
site in July 2008.
Pringle Stokes Grave
In the wake of the Beagle - Times Online
Technically "Jack" is a naval flag