Cape Patience

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View of Cape Patience from space.
This map shows Poronaysky District; Cape Patience is the skinny peninsula in the southeastern part.

Cape Patience (Russian: Полуостров Терпения, Poluostrov Terpeniya) is a peninsula protruding 65 km (40 mi) km of east-central Sakhalin Island into the Sea of Okhotsk. It forms the eastern boundary of the Gulf of Patience. The width of the peninsula varies from less than 1 km (0.62 mi), at the Lodochniy Isthmus, to 30 km (19 mi) at its widest point. It reaches a maximum elevation of 350 m (1,150 ft). The cape is the southernmost extension (on land) of the East Sakhalin Mountains, a north-south range that runs along the eastern side of Sakhalin Island.[1]

There is a small lighthouse at the end of the cape, which was built in 1953.[2]


  1. ^ ov, E. P., A. V. Mozherovsky, M. T. Gorovaya, I. B. Tsoy, and N. G. Vashchenkova. Composition of the Rocks of the Kotikovo Group and the Main Stages in the Late Cretaceous-Paleogene Evolution of the Terpeniya Peninsula, Sakhalin Island. Russian Journal of Pacific Geology 4.3 (2010): 260-73.
  2. ^ Lighthouse Explorer Database ... Terpeniya Light. Foghorn Publishing, Lighthouse Explorer Database. Retrieved 22 Sept. 2012.

Coordinates: 48°54′N 144°35′E / 48.900°N 144.583°E / 48.900; 144.583