charlierose, great find on the naval museum. You stated "THis is in a town called Punta Arenas, close to the Tierra del Fuego National Park. I cannot find pictures of the Museum, but this may be what we are looking for. Here is a map of the area (hope I do it right)"
Your map if fine. I would caution you that PUNTA ARENAS is nowhere near Tierra del Fuego National Park, which is close to USHUAIA, Argentina. Perhaps you were thinking Tierra del Fuego Island, which can be seen across the Strait of Magellan from PUNTA ARENAS.
There is a Museo Naval in Valparaíso, Chile. I can find the building on Google Earth, but no other pictures yet.
Do we think this museum is in Ecuador or Chile? (Kevin and Drew might think Peru)
eta: En Ingles with links to other rooms/exibits.http://www.armada.cl/site/tradicion_historia/tradicion/museonaval/ohiggin2.html
This is what I have found so far..
Interactive map: Not much but it shows Paseo 21 De Mayohttp://www.rutavalparaiso.cl/web/pag/cd2_en.htm
Naval and Maritime Museum
It possesses important relics that tell about the history of the Chilean Navy from 1818 to 1880. The seat of the Museum was the Chilean Navy School until 1967, when the last Naval ceremony took place there.
Address: Paseo 21 de Mayo
Telephone: (32) 437-651
Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Entrance fee: adults 500 pesos, children and pensioners 200 pesos
The Naval and Maritime Museum is an establishment aimed to protect, preserve and divulge to the public, the Chilean Naval and Maritime historical heritage.
The premises are located at Valparaiso, Chile, Paseo 21 de Mayo, a location where you may enjoy a spectacular view of the bay and harbor. The museum, occupying since 1967 part of a building that belonged to the ex- naval school, was reconditioned maintaining the original architectural design.
This link has phone numbers, email, etc. http://www.armada.cl/site/tradicion_historia/tradicion/museonaval/intro.html