The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
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Medvedev, Vasily (? – ?)

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Medvedev, Vasily (? – ?) – a member of the Great Northern Expedition. In 1735–1737, he participated in hydrographic surveys as a boatswain on the dubel boat “Yakutsk” with the detachment of V. Pronchischev and S. Chelyuskin. In December 1736, after the death of Pronchishchev and Chelyuskin’s departure to Yakutsk, Medvedev remained a commander of the dubel boat wintering in the delta of the Olenyok. In the summer of 1737, he brought the ship to Yakutsk. In 1730–1742, Medvedev served in the detachment of Kh. P. Laptev. In the winter of 1739–1740, he traveled on dog sleds from the Lower Khatanga to the mouth of the Dudypta (the Pyasina arm) and then down the river of Pyasina to its mouth. Medvedev examined the banks of rivers and the eastern coast of the Pyasino Gulf.

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