Trety Island

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Trety Island
Остров Третий
Trety Island is located in Kamchatka Krai
Trety Island
Trety Island
Coordinates: 61°34′N 162°34′E / 61.567°N 162.567°E / 61.567; 162.567
Country Russian Federation
Federal subject Kamchatka Krai

Trety Island or Treti Island (Остров Третий; Ostrov Trety, literally: The Third Island) is a relatively large island in the western shores of the Shelikhov Bay, at the northern end of the Sea of Okhotsk. It is located 4 km to the south of a peninsula that encloses a small bay in an area that is largely uninhabited.[1][2][3]


Trety Island is roughly triangular in shape. It is 8 km long and has a maximum width of 3.7 km.

2.3 km north of Trety, in the sound that separates it from the mainland shore, lies an islet only 700 m long and 400 m wide.

Administratively Trety Island belongs to the Kamchatka Krai of the Russian Federation.


American whaleships cruised for bowhead whales off Trety[4] and Krayny[5] from the 1860s to the 1880s. They called the former Ship Rock and the latter Grampus Island. On 11 August 1867, the barque Stella (270 tons), of New Bedford, Capt. Ebenezer F. Nye, was wrecked on Krayny. Two men were killed as the barque was smashed to pieces. The rest of the crew were rescued by several nearby vessels.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ Geographic Location
  2. ^ Satellite picture
  3. ^ Geographical data
  4. ^ Josephine, of New Bedford, June 9, 1865, Kendall Whaling Museum (KWM); Sea Breeze, of New Bedford, June 23, 1867, Old Dartmouth Historical Society (ODHS).
  5. ^ Sea Breeze, of New Bedford, Aug. 14, 1866, ODHS; Arnolda, of New Bedford, July 25, 1874, ODHS; Mary and Helen II, of San Francisco, June 20-22, July 11-13, 1885, KWM.
  6. ^ Sea Breeze, of New Bedford, Aug. 15, 1867, ODHS.
  7. ^ Whalemen's Shipping List and Merchants' Transcript (Vol. XXV, No. 35, Oct. 29, 1867, New Bedford).
  8. ^ Starbuck, Alexander (1878). History of the American Whale Fishery from Its Earliest Inception to the year 1876. Castle. ISBN 1-55521-537-8. 

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