The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Muromets, Akakiy (? – ?)

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Muromets, Akakiy (? – ?) – Russian Arctic navigator, industrialist, and discoverer of the western part of the Laptev Sea and a part of the coast of Taymyr Peninsula. He was engaged in the fur trade in the basin of the Lena. In the 1640s, with a cargo of furs, he went on two koch boats from the Lena Delta to the west, completed studying Olenyok Bay, started by I.I. Rebrov, observed the coast section of the Laptev Sea, and found the Bay of Anabar. The voyage was ended on Faddey Islands, where both boats wrecked in Bay of Sims (77°N). Most of the sailors, including Muromets, died during wintering. Muromets discovered Big Begichev Island, part of the eastern and northern coast of the Taymyr Peninsula (Pronchishchev Coast) and a part of the east coast of Chelyuskin Peninsula.

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