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Maly Shantar Island

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Country  Russian Federation
Elevation  224 m
Krai  Khabarovsk Krai
Island group  Shantar Islands
Maly Shantar Island
Federal subject  Far Eastern Federal District

Maly Shantar Island (Russian: Остров Малый Шантар Ostrov Maly Shantar) is a small, narrow island in the northwestern Sea of Okhotsk, one of the Shantar Islands.

Contents

Map of Malyy Shantar Island, Khabarovskiy Kray, Russia, 682564

Geography

Maly Shantar or Little Shantar Island is about 19 km (11.8 mi) long with a maximum width of 6 km (3.7 mi). It is separated from Bolshoy Shantar or Big Shantar Island to the north by the sound named Proliv Severo-Vostochny, from Belichy Island to the east by Proliv Opasny, and from the mainland to the south by Proliv Lindgol'ma. To its west lies the Shantar Sea.

History

Between 1853 and 1874, American whaleships anchored off Malyy Shantar to obtain shelter from storms or send out whaleboats to hunt bowhead whales in nearby Proliv Lindgol'ma (which they called The Gut), Tugur Bay, or Ulban Bay. Their main anchorage was Long's Harbor (Abrek Bay) to the southeast of the island. They also went ashore to obtain wood.

References

Maly Shantar Island Wikipedia


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