The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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

Bennett Island

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Bennett Island – a part of the De Long Archipelago in the northeastern part of the New Siberian Islands, East Siberian Sea, the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia. The area is about 150 km2, and the height is up to 426 m. The island has a prolate form stretching from southwest to northeast. The distance from the southwestern Cape Emma (named after the wife and widow of the American polar explorer D. De Long) to the northeastern Cape Emmelina (named after the wife and widow of a Russian polar explorer E. Toll) comprises 28 km and from the northwestern Cape Nadezhda to the southeastern Cape Sophia 14.5 km. There is Cape Sophia on the island which was named by A.V. Kolchak after his fiancée (wife and widow) Sophia Fedorovna Omirova and still bears this name. He married her in Irkutsk after returning from the last expedition of E.V. Toll. In the southwestern part of the island not far from Cape Emma, there is Mount De Long (426 m high), the highest point not only on the island but in the...

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