Belichy Island

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Belichy
Остров Беличий
Island
Map of the Shantar Islands. Belichy is the smaller, elongated island to the south of Bolshoy Shantar.
Map of the Shantar Islands. Belichy is the smaller, elongated island to the south of Bolshoy Shantar.
Belichy is located in Khabarovsk Krai
Belichy
Belichy
Coordinates: 54°25′40″N 137°50′20″E / 54.42778°N 137.83889°E / 54.42778; 137.83889
Country Russian Federation
Federal subject Far Eastern Federal District
Krai Khabarovsk Krai
Area
 • Total 70 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation 453 m (1,486 ft)

Belichy Island (Russian: Остров Беличий, Ostrov Belichy, literally: 'Squirrel Island') is a narrow island in the northwestern Sea of Okhotsk, one of the Shantar Islands.

Geography[edit]

The island is 20.3 km in length, with a maximum width of about 5 km. It is covered in larch forests.

Belichy Island is separated from Bolshoy Shantar Island to the north by Proliv Severo-Vostochny, from Maly Shantar Island to the west by Proliv Opasny, and from the mainland to the south by Proliv Lindgol'ma. To its east lies Akademii Bay.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

Belichy was frequented by American whaleships hunting bowhead whales between 1857 and 1866.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ostrov Belichy". mapcarta.com. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ostrov Belichy". chinci.com. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ostrov Belichy". myfishmaps.com. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Mary Frazier, of New Bedford, June 30, Aug. 24, 1857, June 27, July 1-2, 1859, Nicholson Whaling Collection; Florida, of Fairhaven, Aug. 3, 1860, One Whaling Family, Williams (1964); Java, of New Bedford, June 27, 1866, Kendall Whaling Museum.