A Russian Province of the North

A Russian Province of the North

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...the possibility of navigating the River Petchora, I determined on taking a trip to Novaia Zemlia, returning via the mouths of the Petchora. At the same time, with a view to developing the resources referred to above, I approached the central authorities with a request for a geological exploration of Novaia Zemlia, for the establishment of regular steamboat services along the Petchora, and for the continuation of the telegraph from Archangel to Ust-Tsilma, the capital of the Petchora regions. About this time, too, work was being actively pushed forward on the new and shorter post-road from Mezen to the Petchora, over the Timanskaia tundra and mountain range. Navigation to the Petchora has till recently been considered extremely unreliable, not to say dangerous, ice being frequently encountered in July between Novaia Zemlia and the mainland. Nor would steamers risk themselves too near the estuary of the river, the fairway there being insufficiently surveyed. In 1894, therefore, at my request, the cruiser "Viestnik" ("Messenger") and the gunboat " Bakan" ("Buoy") were despatched by the Admiralty to the mouths of this river to undertake the necessary hydrographical works. I agreed with the commanders of these vessels to meet them there about the the 15/27th of July, and, to do so, we arranged that I should start for Novaia Zemlia on July 5/17th, by one of the Murman Company's steamboats, and that on July 1o/22nd the "Viestnik" should call for me there on her way from the Murman Coast, conveying me direct to the Petchora, while the "Bakan," together with a hired sailing ship carrying a supply of coal, should start earlier from Archangel, coasting along the shores of the Northern Ocean...
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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236852834
  • 9781236852830