Cape Vankarem

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Cape Vankarem
мыс Ванкарем
Kap Vankarem 1 2014-08-18.jpg
View of Cape Vankarem
Map showing the location of Cape Vankarem
Map showing the location of Cape Vankarem
Location Chukotka,  Russia
Coordinates 67°50′55″N 175°48′24″W / 67.84861°N 175.80667°W / 67.84861; -175.80667Coordinates: 67°50′55″N 175°48′24″W / 67.84861°N 175.80667°W / 67.84861; -175.80667
Offshore water bodies Chukchi Sea

Cape Vankarem is a cape in the Chukchi Sea on the northern coast of Chukotka between Cape Schmidt to the west and Kolyuchinskaya Bay to the east. It projects from a sandspit across the mouth of a lagoon into which flows the Vankarem River. At the mouth of the lagoon is the village of Vankarem, a Chukchi settlement.

The area around cape Vankarem is bounded by narrow beach ridges and swales with numerous inlets and coastal lagoons.

History[edit]

East of Cape Vankarem, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld observed remains of ancient dwellings, as well as numerous bones of reindeers and bears. Walruses, and whales, including bowhead and gray whales, are abundant in the waters off Cape Vankarem.[1]

Small children and mother in front of a yaranga at Cape Vankarem in 1881. Picture by Edward William Nelson
Vankarem village in July 2013

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References[edit]

  • Armstrong, T., The Russians in the Arctic, London, 1958.

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