The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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

Sterlegov, Dmitry Vasilyevich (Around 1707–1757)

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Sterlegov, Dmitry Vasilyevich (around 1707–1757) – was a Russian navy mariner and explorer of East Arctic. Graduated from Navy Academy (1726) and served in the Baltics for 7 years. In 1734–1742 participated in the Great Northern (Second Kamchatka) expedition – in the crews of D. L. Ovtsyn and F. A. Minin. S. carried out shooting and measuring in the southern part of the Gulf of Ob and in the Yenisei Bay. S. explored in a dogsled and made topographic mapping of the Taymyr Peninsula’s western shore.

Two capes on Taymyr and a channel in Minina Skerries are named after S.

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