Lavrentiy Zagoskin

Picture of Lavrentiy Zagoskin

Date of Birth: 06/02/1808

Age: 82

Place of birth: a. Nikolayevka Penza County

Citizenship: Russia


In 1842-1844 gg. Lieutenant LA Zagoskin examined Norton Sound and Kotzebue, pools Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers discovered a mountain range that separates the Yukon from the east coast of Norton Sound. In the summer of 1842 in the brig sailed from Archangel St. Michael in jail. Moving to the canoe, made an inventory of the Gulf coast to the mouth of Norton Unalakleet River. Then the years 1842-1843 winter. moved by dog ??sled in the redoubt Nulato, explored the lower reaches of Koyukuk River. In the summer I went to the mouth of the Tana River (a tributary of the river Kvikpak) and then have to canoe explored and mapped by Kvikpak thresholds to lower their bows. In the summer months in 1844 continued examination nizoviyKvikpaka, as well as middle and lower reaches of the Kuskokwim River. In 1846, through Siberia he returned to St. Petersburg.

A year later, he published his book "Walking the inventory of the Russian possessions in America, produced by Lt. Lawrence Zagoskin in 1842, 1843 and 1844. with merkartorskoyu map, engraved on copper "in 2 parts, which gives the first detailed description of the hinterland peninsulae. The book also contains valuable ethnographic information about the natives of Alaska, listed areas of their resettlement, has compiled LA Zagoskin accurate map of the lower part of the basin of the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers, the coast of the Bering Sea between their mouths.