Cape Elizabeth (Sakhalin)

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Cape Elizabeth (Russian: Мыс Елизаветы, 54°42′22″N 142°42′21.75″E / 54.70611°N 142.7060417°E / 54.70611; 142.7060417) is a cape on the Schmidt Peninsula. It is the northernmost point of Sakhalin.

Cape Elizabeth was named by Adam Johann von Krusenstern (aka Ivan Kruzenstern) in 1805 after Empress Elizaveta, wife of Alexander I of Russia.

The cape is a territory under administration of the Okhinsky District.

History[edit]

Between 1848 and 1874, American whaleships caught bowhead whales off the cape.[1] They also went ashore to obtain wood.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mary and Susan, of Stonington, Aug. 26, 31, Sep. 9, 1848, Nicholson Whaling Collection; Sea Breeze, of New Bedford, July 8, 1874, G. W. Blunt White Library.
  2. ^ Navy, of New Bedford, Sep. 19, 1861, Kendall Whaling Museum.

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