THE MYSTERY OF LASSENIUS.
In 1735 one of the detachments of the Great
North Expedition under the command of the lieutenant Peter
Lassenius, stayed for the winter at the mouth of Khara-Ulakh
River, the north of Yakutiya. The detachment had the task
to chart the coastal line of Russia from the Lena River to
the Strait, separating Asia and America. In accordance with
the historical version all members of the detachment had the
scurvy. 36 people out of 46 died. Their burial place was lost.
In July 2001 the Adventure Club organized
a new historical-geographical expedition with the following
- Search of the wintering place of the participants of
the Great North Expedition (1735). Archaeological dig of
the wintering location.
- Search of the burial place of 36 crew members, who died
during the winter.
- Definition of the reasons of their death.
- Creation of the portrait images.
- Erection of a temporary monument at the burial place.
Area of activities.
The mouth of the
Khara-Ulukh River, the coast of the Laptev
Sea, the Sakha Republic (Yakutiya).
Leader of the expedition.
Sergey Yepishkin – Deputy Director
of the Adventure Club.