The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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

Permyakov, Yakov (?–1712)

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Permyakov, Yakov (?–1712) – a Russian explorer and industrialist. In 1710, he sailed from the river Lena to the Kolyma and saw two islands (Big Lyakhovsky and one of the Medvezhiy Islands) in the sea. In 1712, he took part in the expedition led by Cossack M. Vagin, which in the winter reached Big Lyakhovsky Island over the ice from Cape Saint Nose and examined it. P. was killed along with Vagin by rebellious Cossacks from his detachment.

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