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Frigorífico Bories (1915--1993)
Puerto Natales, Ultima Esperanza

Bories aerial view
 Hernán Jofré
freezer plant and Villa Bories  

The freezing works and pier appear in the foreground of this aerial view, taken from above Last Hope Sound. In its heyday, the plant had an annual production capacity of 300,000 sheep. The plant was originally larger than appears here, but several buildings have disappeared since its closure. What remains has been designated a National Monument.

The Story in Photographs

Carlos Foresti (c1918)
[
from the PatLibros web-site]
Fernando Durán (c1943)
[
from the PatFotos web-site]
Assorted private photos (1950's ->)

For a description of the Puerto Bories railway and rolling stock, see  here

Thanks: Juan Mac-Lean, Frigorífico Bories
Updated: 22-II-2005