By Gerard Fridrikh Miller, Carol Louise Urness
This translation offers a latest English model of the reputable studies during which Tsarist Russia discovered of Vitus Bering's accomplishments, together with his discovery of Alaska. Muller ready those bills for the Russian Academy of Sciences, based by means of Peter the good. Muller followed Bering's excursion so far as Kamchatka, learning and writing Siberian heritage in addition to that of Bering's day trip. remark, scholarly notes, maps, and manuscripts also are integrated.
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18 The ships were separated and the Speedwell struck ice near the northern coast of Novaia Zemlia. The ship sank, but 68 of the 70 men on board reached shore safely, only to begin arguing about which of them would take the ship's boat away from the island, and who would have to remain at Novaia Zemlia until help could come. Before their brandy gave out, the men were rescued by the arrival of the Prosperous. After this voyage, the exploration of the northern Siberian coasts was left to the Russians; western Europeans could only speculate about Russian success in discovering a northeast passage.
The document stresses the importance of education and gives a detailed commentary on church schools. Prokopovich advocated incorporating the sciences into religious education. "41 Such was "the start of the canal" provided by Peter the Great. The formal decree establishing the Academy of Sciences was issued under the hand of his widow and successor Catherine I (reigned 1725-27). Sixteen scholars were in St. Petersburg as members of it: Frenchmen, Germans, and Swiss. There were no Russian members, and no Russian students at the university.
Much of the time the coasts were in sight. On 8 August they met eight Chukchi and asked them, through interpreters, about the geography of the area. By 15 August Bering had reached 67° 18' north. He had sailed through the strait separating Asia from America. "63 The expedition wintered again at Nizhne-Kamchatsk. The following summer they sailed eastward in a futile search for land that was believed to be there; then they sailed Page 18 around the southern point of Kamchatka and stopped briefly at Bolsheretsk.
Bering's voyages: the reports from Russia by Gerard Fridrikh Miller, Carol Louise Urness