Dolgushin Ivan Alekseevich
Born in the village Kuznetsovo, Omsk region. Before
the war he moved to Nizhny Tagil, graduated from high school and
with honors in 1946 from the Mining and Metallurgical Technical
School, specializing in mining electro-mechanics. He
worked in the mine, and in 1949 he entered
Higher Arctic Marine School of.
S.O. Makarov, received a
specialty engineer-hydrograph, which determined his remaining life.
Dolgushin was sent to
Hydrographic Enterprise of
the Main Directorate of the Northern Sea Route
to the position of chief engineer
of the Dikson hydrobase. In
1964, he became her boss.
The life of the Arctic hydrograph, by definition, is full of the
hardest, often exhausting work with constant physical overloads,
requiring tremendous patience, endurance, the ability to come to the
aid of a friend, not to panic in any situations. All
these qualities possessed Dolgushin. In
the winter of 1959, as a navigator, he participated in a lengthy
tractor-sledge transition from Dixon to Cape Chelyuskin, which
marked the beginning of large ice crossings of hydrographs. 850
km were covered in 22 days. Dolgushin
played a huge role in the successful outcome of this extremely
difficult, risky enterprise. It
was necessary to go both in the bitter cold and in a blizzard with
almost zero visibility. Often,
Dolgushin had to leave the warm cabin of an all-terrain vehicle and
go ahead with a compass.
In order not to get lost, he attached to the hood of the car. It
seemed that he was pulling the caravan, overcoming the headwind. When
meeting with open water, Dolgushin always had a supply of logs and
materials, immediately began building the crossing.
Most of his short life Dolgushin spent on Taimyr, making an
invaluable contribution to the mapping of its shores.
He spent the end of his life in warm Odessa, but this period
turned out to be very short. In
Odessa, Dolgushin died, and was buried there.
the Taimyr Gulf of the Kara Sea. The
name was approved by the decision of the Krasnoyarsk Regional
Executive Committee of February 25, 1976.