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Coordinates: 54°46′05″S 71°14′25″W / 54.768049°S 71.240152°W / -54.768049; -71.240152

Southwest side of Tierra del Fuego.

The Ballenero Channel (Spanish: Canal Ballenero) runs between the Tierra del Fuego and Cook, Londonderry and the Stewart Islands and joints the Pomar Channel (north of O'Brien Island) and O'Brien Channel (south of the O'Brien Island) to the Desolada Bay and to the Pacific ocean.

It is part of the official route between Puerto Williams and Strait of Magellan: from islote Anxious - Canal Magdalena - Canal Cockburn - Paso Brecknock or Canal Ocasión - Canal Unión - Paso Occidental - Paso Norte - Canal Ballenero- Canal O'Brien - Paso Timbales - Brazo noroeste del Canal Beagle - Canal Beagle - Puerto Williams (and back).(Chilean ships can use Paso Aguirre)

It was formerly known as Whaleboat Sound, as in US Hydrographic Office, South America Pilot, (1916).

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  • Chilean Navy, "Strait of Magellan, Chilean Channels and Fiords Regulations and information for Piloting. Routes", web.directemar.cl/, archived from the original on 8 October 2012, retrieved 16 April 2013
  • Chilean Navy, "Strait of Magellan, Chilean Channels and Fiords Regulations and information for Piloting. Routes", web.directemar.cl/, archived from the original on 24 November 2012, retrieved 16 April 2013
  • Chilean Navy, "Strait of Magellan, Chilean Channels and Fiords Regulations and information for Piloting. Routes", web.directemar.cl/, archived from the original on 26 November 2012, retrieved 16 April 2013
  • Ministerio de Obras Públicas de Chile (2012), "Maps of all regions of Chile", Cartas camineras 2010 in 200 dpi and 70 dpi resolution available (Maps) (in Spanish), Government of Chile, archived from the original (jpg and pdf) on 4 September 2012, retrieved 20 April 2013