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Estonians are planning a unique expedition dedicated to the discovery of Antarctica

Эстонцы планируют уникальную экспедицию, посвященную открытию АнтарктидыIn honor of the famous traveler in Estonia prepared also set on the island of Saaremaa, the monument to the Navigator.

The Estonian Maritime Museum will hold the popular scientific expedition to Antarctica, devoted to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the continent sailor, a native Estonian island of Saaremaa (Saaremaa) by Faddey Bellingshausen (the birth of Fabian Gottlieb Thaddeus von Bellingshausen. Fabian Gottlieb Thaddeus von Bellingshausen).

Will be the largest in Maritime history modern Estonian popular-scientific expedition that will shed light on the historic flight was born on the island of Saaremaa Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica.

Ordered for the expedition sailboat will arrive this summer in Tallinn, where it will be prepared for a long journey.

The participants of the expedition have not yet announced when exactly will the expedition start and how long it lasts, noting only that the Bellingshausen came into the campaign from Kronstadt on 4 July 1819, and returned on 5 August 1821.

In honor of the famous traveler in Estonia prepared also set on the island of Saaremaa, the monument to the Navigator.

The competition to perpetuate the memory of the sailor island’s main town Kuressaare (Kuressaare) announced in 2014. The best work was recognized project “Coastal ice” Islander Gunnar Vares (Vares Gunnar).

A graduate of the Kronstadt naval cadet corps, party of the first circumnavigation in the sloop “Nadezhda” under the command also of a native of the Baltic nobles, Ivan Kruzenshtern, F. Bellingshausen 1819-1821 in years led round-the-world expedition to the Antarctic in the South polar sea. It consisted of the sloops “Vostok” and “Mirny”, the last command of Mikhail Lazarev.

During the expedition in two small sailing vessels not fitted for navigation in ice, were discovered mainland Antarctica and 29 Islands. During the campaign was collected unique scientific and ethnographic collections.

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