The Second Kamchatka expedition (Russian: Вторая Камчатская экспедиция) was led by Dane Vitus Bering after being chosen by Peter I to lead the first Kamchatka expedition. Stepan Petrovich Krasheninnikov (Степан Петрович Крашенинников (1711 - 1755 was a Russian explorer and Geographer who gave the first The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe Vitus Jonassen Bering (also less correctly Behring) ( August 1681 &ndash December 19, 1741) was a Danish -born navigator in the The second expedition lasted roughly from 1733-1743. Year 1733 ( MDCCXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Year 1743 ( MDCCXLIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a The goal of the expedition was to find and map the eastern reaches of Siberia, and to hopefully continue onto the western shores of North America to map them, as well. Siberia (Сиби́рь Sibir) is the name given to the vast region constituting almost all of Northern Asia and for the most part currently serving
Bering commanded one of the ships, the St. Peter, while another ship, the St. Paul (built in Okhotsk for this expedition) was commanded by his deputy Aleksey Chirikov. Okhotsk (Охо́тск is an Urban-type settlement and a Seaport at the mouth of the Okhota River on the Sea of Okhotsk, in Khabarovsk Aleksei Ilyich Chirikov (Алексей Ильич Чириков (1703 – November 1748 was a Russian Navigator and Captain who charted some of the Aleutian
In 1740, Vitus Bering reached Avacha Bay and laid the foundation stone for the Kamchatkan port of Petropavlovsk, which is named after his two ships, the St. Vitus Jonassen Bering (also less correctly Behring) ( August 1681 &ndash December 19, 1741) was a Danish -born navigator in the Avacha Bay (Авачинская губа Авачинская бухта is a Pacific Ocean bay by the southeastern coast of Kamchatka Peninsula Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Петропа́вловск-Камча́тский is the main city and the administrative industrial scientific and cultural center of Peter and the St. Paul.
In June 1741, the St. Year 1741 ( MDCCXLI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Peter and the St. Paul set sail from Petropavlovsk. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Петропа́вловск-Камча́тский is the main city and the administrative industrial scientific and cultural center of Six days later they lost sight of each other in a thick fog, but both vessels continued to sail east.
On July 15, Chirikov sighted land, probably the west side of Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. Events 1099 - First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final For other islands named after the Prince of Wales see Prince of Wales Island.  He sent a group of men ashore in a long boat, making them the first Europeans to land on the northwestern coast of North America. The European peoples are the various Nations and Ethnic groups of Europe. When the first group failed to return, he sent a second, which also vanished. Chirikov weighed anchor and moved on.
On roughly July 16, 1741, Bering and the crew of St. Events 622 - The beginning of the Islamic calendar. 1054 - Three Roman legates fractured relations between the Western and Year 1741 ( MDCCXLI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Peter sighted a towering peak on the Alaska mainland, Mount Saint Elias. Mount Saint Elias is the second highest Mountain in both the United States and Canada, being situated on the Alaska and Yukon border Bering was anxious to return to Russia and turned westward. He later anchored his vessel off Kayak Island while crew members went ashore to explore and find water. Kayak Island ( which includes the Bering Expedition Landing Site, is located in the Gulf of Alaska, 100 km (62 mi SE of Cordova Alaska Malaspina Georg Wilhelm Steller, the ship's naturalist, hiked along the island and took notes on the plants and wildlife. He also first recorded the Steller's Jay that bears his name. The Steller's Jay ( Cyanocitta stelleri) is a Jay native to western North America, closely related to the Blue Jay found in the rest of the
Chirikov and the St. Paul headed back to Russia in October with news of the land they had found.
Bering's ship was battered by storms, and in November his ship was wrecked on the shore of Bering Island, which many of the crew thought to be the coast of Kamchatka. Bering Island (о́стров Бе́ринга is located off the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Bering Sea. Bering fell ill with scurvy and died on December 8, 1741; soon after, the St. Scurvy (NLat scorbutus is a disease resulting from a deficiency of Vitamin C, which is required for the synthesis of Collagen in humans Events 1609 - Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room the second public library of Europe. Year 1741 ( MDCCXLI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Peter was dashed to pieces by high winds. The stranded crew wintered on the island, and 28 crew members died. When weather improved, the 46 survivors built a 40 foot (12 m) boat from the wreckage and set sail for Petropavlovsk in August 1742. Bering's crew reached the shore of Kamchatka in 1742, carrying word of the expedition. The sea otter pelts they brought, soon judged to be the finest fur in the world, would spark Russian settlement in Alaska. The sea otter ( Enhydra lutris) is a Marine mammal native to the coasts of the northern and eastern North Pacific Ocean. Fur is a body hair of any non-human Mammal, also known as the Pelage. Russian Alaska was the period between 1733 and 1867 in which Russia controlled the territory that today is the