Sitka in Sitka Borough, Alaska — The American West (Northwest)
250th Anniversary of the Bering- Chirikov Expedition
К 250 летию экспедиции В. И. Беринга и А.И. Чирикова
Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Bering-Chirikov Expedition
(English version on left):
May the wheel of change forever turn with peace, justice and opportunity
(Russian version on right)
Пусть штурвал перемен навсегда ведет к миру и справедливость
Location. 57° 3.074′ N, 135° 20.389′ W. Marker is in Sitka, Alaska, in Sitka Borough. Touch for map. The coordinates are approximate. Marker is on the grounds of the Alaska Pioneers Home. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Katlian St, Sitka AK 99835, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Emmons House (approx. 0.4 miles away).
Regarding 250th Anniversary of the Bering- Chirikov Expedition.
On August 30, the Sv. Petr sat at anchor off the Shumagin Islands off the Alaskan coast, and in early September they sailed the south side of the Aleutians, trying to get back to Kamchatka before the winter set in. Chirikov sailed the Sv. Petrov back to Kamchatka in October, but Bering and the Sv. Petr were immobile, as almost the entire crew had scurvy. Bering’s men landed on an island and, after Bering’s death, managed to build a small vessel from the wood of the Petr, which was too large to re-float and sail with the diminished crew. The ship’s carpenter had also perished with scurvy, but the sailors managed to craft a small vessel and made their way back to the Siberian coast when the winter passed.
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