Talk:Isla de los Estados

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Error photo[edit]

Is this lighthouse on Isla de los Estados? It sems to me that it is near Ushuaia. Andres 09:57, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

This lighthouse is in Terre del Fuego near Ushuaia.--Paukrus 23:37, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Correct. even though the 'Lighthose at the end of the world' IS on this island, that picture doesn't corresponds to it. [1][2][3] Mariano(t/c) 05:51, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
I've done a copyedit, and clarified that the island, not the lighthouse, was a prison -- if I'm wrong, please correct this. We could use more information on the prison (eg. what years did it operate), if available. And thank you to the non-native English speakers who have taken the time to improve the English Wikipedia! — Johan the Ghost seance 10:32, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
You're right, the lighthouse itself would be too small. I'm not sure about this, but I believe there's a complex next to the lighthouse, were the prison might have been settled. You're welcome, and excuse the English mistakes. Mariano(t/c) 11:09, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

Name of the island[edit]

Am I right in thinking that the name "Staten Island" has also been used for this island? In fact it seems to have the same derivation as the Staten Island in NY. In which case we should mention the fact. — Johan the Ghost seance 10:32, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

I had no idea about the origin of the name of Staten Island, but yes, their names seam to have the same root. Yet I'm not sure if woth mentioning. Mariano(t/c) 11:09, 14 April 2006 (UTC)