Bering's search for the strait: the first Kamchatka Expedition, 1725-1730
Oregon Historical Society Press, 1990 - History - 214 pages
Vitus Bering led a detachment of troops across Siberia, over the Sea of Okhotsk, to the Kamchatka Peninsula, looking for the strait between Asia and North America.
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Reasons for Organizing the Expedition
From St Petersburg to Tobolsk
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