Malyy Shantar Island
Malyy Shantar Island (Russian: Ostrov Malyy Shantar) is a small, narrow island in the northwestern Sea of Okhotsk, one of the Shantar Islands. It is separated from Bolshoy Shantar Island to the north by Proliv Severo-Vostochnyy, from Belichiy Island to the east by Proliv Opasnyy, and from the mainland to the south by Proliv Lindgol’ma. To its west lies the Shantar Sea.
Between 1853 and 1865, American whaleships anchored off Malyy Shantar to obtain shelter from storms or send out whaleboats to hunt bowhead whales in nearby Proliv Lindgol’ma (which they called The Gut), Tugurskiy Bay, or Ul'banskiy Bay.
- Fortune, of New Bedford, July 26-27, 1853, Nicholson Whaling Collection (NWC); Covington, of Warren, October 3, 1854, NWC; Pacific, of Fairhaven, September 30, 1856, NWC; Frances Henrietta, of New Bedford, July 10-13, 1857, NWC; Mary Frazier, of New Bedford, July 9-10, 1859, NWC; Cicero, of New Bedford, July 30, 1862, Kendall Whaling Museum (KWM); Josephine, of New Bedford, August 5, 12, 1865, KWM.