Zeberg Friedrich Georgievich
teacher, astronomer and magnetologist, polar explorer.
Born in St. Petersburg in the family of a pastor, he studied at
the best German high school in the capital, completed his secondary
education in Mitau (Jelgava). After
graduating from the University of Dorpat, he became a physics
teacher at the Reformed school in St. Petersburg.
On the recommendation of the director of the Pulkovo Observatory
academician O.A. Backlund and
Prof. Yuryevsky University Levitsky Zeberg was included in the RPE E.V. Toll. The
desire to participate in this expedition was so great that he
offered his services even as a fireman. On
the expedition, Zeberg led astronomical observations. During
the first wintering off the coast
of Taimyr, he made a
long geological excursion with Tolle, proving himself to be a very
reliable companion. Apparently,
this was precisely the reason for his choice of Tollem to
participate in his last most dangerous campaign.
In 1902, together with Tolle and two industrialists, Zeberg set
off from the place where the vessel Nerpichye
Bay was hibernating
on the west bank of Kotel'niy Island in the sleigh route in order to
achieve and survey Bennett
Island and the search for Sannikov Land.
Zeberg works in the dawn cabin
(photo from PFA RAS f.14 op.2 case 517)
The group did not return for the trip. Search
and rescue work undertaken in 1903, allowed only to find out what
travelers reached Bennett Island,
carried out geological, zoological, botanical studies there,
collecting numerous collections, and in the late autumn on a polar
night set out on canoes to the south. Most
likely, they died while moving through the Great Siberian wormwood.
the Taimyr Gulf. Called
The river flowing
into the Zeberg Bay and the mountain. Named
topographer N.N. Kolchin
Plateau and river in
the central part of the island Kotelny, Novosibirsk Islands
Zeberg outlet glacier. Away
De Long Mountain
(photo by E.A. Gusev)
Bennett Island. Named
in 1903 RPE.