Minin Fedor Alekseevich
Navigator, participant, and then head of the
Ob-Yenisei detachment of the Great Northern Expedition.
Born in Moscow in the family of the solicitor of one of the
1726 he was taken from the Naval Academy as navigator students. He
served in the Caspian Sea, in Kronstadt, rose to the navigator.
In January 1736 Minin was assigned to
Great Northern Expedition on the Tobol
dubbing-boat under the command of Lieutenant D.L. Ovtsyn and
participated in an attempt to leave the Ob
Bay in the Kara Sea. In
1737 under his own command, he sailed on the Ob-Postman boat. In
1738 after the arrest and demotion of Ovtsyn, Minin became the head
of the Ob-Yenisei detachment. In
tried to go around Taimyr three
times, coming out of
the mouth of the Yenisei, but reached only the point 75° 15'; opened
a group of small islands beyond the mouth of the Pyasina River. Minin
was going to continue to try in the future, but by 1742 this need
was no longer necessary. The
section of the coast between Khatanga
and the Yenisei that was
not filmed was described by Kh.P. Laptev and S.I. Chelyuskin.
Upon his return after a multi-year investigation into the
complaints of his subordinates, primarily navigator D.V. Sterlegov,
and local residents, who accused him of drunkenness, cruelty,
blasphemy and arbitrariness, in 1749 Minin was tried and demoted for
2 years as sailors. Now
it is difficult to judge who is right and who is wrong. The
results of the work of the Minin squad say that he was an
extraordinary man and an excellent specialist who made a significant
contribution to the study of the Arctic.
a large group of small islands off the north-west coast of Taimyr. In
1900 he named E.V. Toll. In
1933–1935 the bay,
the peninsula and
the mountain are
also called here.
at the mouth of the Yenisei. First
described in detail and more accurately mapped in 1921 by a separate
Ob-Yenisei detachment under the leadership of
the Mammoth Peninsula in Gydan Bay. The
name is given by A.I. Vilkitsky in
took it to the northern tip of Oleniy Island, which he considered to
be part of the mainland. In
the 1920s due to the incorrect longitude of the old maps, the name
moved to the Mammoth Peninsula.
the island of Taimyr. Named
in 1878 by N.A. - E.
deer islands and the mainland. Called
by hydrographs in the 1920s.