Malyy Shantar Island

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Malyy Shantar
Остров Малый Шантар
Island
Map of the Shantar Islands. Malyy Shantar is the small, elongated island just south of Bolshoy Shantar (on the left)
Map of the Shantar Islands. Malyy Shantar is the small, elongated island just south of Bolshoy Shantar (on the left)
Malyy Shantar is located in Khabarovsk Krai
Malyy Shantar
Malyy Shantar
Coordinates: 54°28′11″N 137°36′32″E / 54.46972°N 137.60889°E / 54.46972; 137.60889
Country Russian Federation
Federal subject Far Eastern Federal District
Krai Khabarovsk Krai
Elevation 224 m (735 ft)

Malyy Shantar Island (Russian: Остров Малый Шантар Ostrov Malyy Shantar) is a small, narrow island in the northwestern Sea of Okhotsk, one of the Shantar Islands.

Geography[edit]

Malyy Shantar or Small Shantar Island is about 19 km long with a maximum width of 6 km. It is separated from Bolshoy Shantar Island or Great Shantar Island to the north by the sound named 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.[1]

History[edit]

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ostrov Malyy Shantar: Russia
  2. ^ 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.