Preobrazheniya Island (or Preobrazhenia) (Russian: Остров Преображенья) is an elongated small island in the Laptev Sea, Russia. The island is situated off the Northern mouth of the Khatanga Gulf (Russian: Хатангский залив), 15 km north of Bolshoy Begichev Island.
Preobrazheniya Island is 7 km in length and its maximum width is 2,5 km. This island is granitic and has high rocky cliffs on its eastern side. The west side of the island is sloping to a gravel beach.
This island was useful as a landmark for ships plying the Northern Sea Route in the past. It is also known as "Ostrov Vstrechnyy". There is an abandoned Polar research station on Preobrazheniya.
- The Arctic Ocean Hydrographic Expedition 1910-1915
- On Preobrazheniya Station
- William Barr (Arctic historian), The Drift of Lenin's Convoy in the Laptev Sea, 1937 - 1938. (full text)
- William Barr, The First Soviet Convoy to the Mouth of the Lena.
- Picture of the island from a recent visit by a British yachtsman: http://www.sailnews.com/148.0.html?&tx_ttnews[cat]=56&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=4484&tx_ttnews[backPid]=147&cHash=a3f483c055
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