Menshikov Island

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Menshikov Island

Остров Меньшикова
Menshikov Island is located in Khabarovsk Krai
Menshikov Island
Menshikov Island
Coordinates: 54°36′N 139°14′E / 54.600°N 139.233°E / 54.600; 139.233
CountryRussian Federation
Federal subjectFar Eastern Federal District
KraiKhabarovsk Krai
Elevation
349 m (1,145 ft)

Menshikov Island (Russian: Остров Меньшикова; Ostrov Men'shikova) is an island in the Sea of Okhotsk located east of the Shantar Islands.[1]

Geography[edit]

Menshikov Island lies 71 km to the east of the eastern shore of Kusov Island, the easternmost island of the Shantar group. It is 7 km long and has a maximum width of 1.6 km. It was named after one of the ships of the 1849-1855 Amur Expedition, which had been named after Admiral A.S. Menshikov.[2]

Administratively this island belongs to the Khabarovsk Krai of the Russian Federation.[3]

History[edit]

American whaleships sent whaleboats to the island to collect eggs from seabirds. They called it Bird Island.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GoogleEarth
  2. ^ Emil Bretschneider, History of European Botanical Discoveries in China, p. 574
  3. ^ Ostrov Menshikova, Russia
  4. ^ Montezuma, of New London, June 27, 1858, Nicholson Whaling Collection.

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