Antipovskiy Alexander Fedorovich
(1928 – August 1984)
Born in the village of Beloomut, Moscow Region.
After high school in Stalinogorsk in 1946 he enrolled in
Higher Arctic Marine School of. S.
after which he received a degree in engineering hydrograph. From
1952 until the end of his life he worked in the
Main Hydrographic Department
the Main Directorate of the Northern Sea Route.
In the distribution, Antipovskiy chose the Pevek hydrobase, as
is probably the hardest. Most
of the time I had to work in the sea and the tundra. He
was appointed senior engineer for the most complex surveying work.
Over the long years of expeditionary wanderings, Antipovskiy
walked away, rode all the northern coast of Yakutia from Oleneksky
Bay to the Chaunskaya Bay on dogs, deer, tractors, and all-terrain
surveyed the lower reaches of the Lena, Indigirka, Alazei, Kolyma,
wintered in the
Bear Islands in the early 1950s. According
to S.V. Popov,
“he did not discover new islands and straits. But
he was a pioneer. Where
for decades Antipovskiy has been collecting data for nautical
charts, the caravans of ships are now sailing on them, without fear
for their safety”.
Hard, nervous, full of dangers work does not improve health. In
1982, Antipovskiy grabbed his heart, the doctors at the hospital in
Chokurdakh were diagnosed with myocardial infarction, but he did not
believe them, having worked after this season. “If
there was a heart attack, I could not return to the field,” he said,
returning to Leningrad. A
few days later, he was no more sultry August night. There
was a heart attack after all.
The urn with ashes was buried in the Columbarium
of the St. Petersburg crematorium.
the north-west of Krestovsky Island in the archipelago of the Bear
Islands in the East Siberian Sea.