Long Strait


Long Strait
A view from space, with a long polynya in the strait and Wrangel Island to the north-east
LocationRussian Far East; between the East Siberian Sea and the Chukchi Sea
Coordinates
Native nameпролив Лонга
Part ofArctic Ocean
Basin countriesRussia
Max. length128 km (80 mi)
Max. width141 km (88 mi)
Max. depth50 m (160 ft)
FrozenMost of the year

The Long Strait (Russian: пролив Лонга; Proliv Longa) is a body of water in the Russian Federation.

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History


This strait was named after the American whaling captain Thomas W. Long.[1][2]

In August 1983, it was the site of a disaster when 50 ships were trapped in ice, with the loss of one and damage to as many as 30 others.

Geography


This strait separates Wrangel Island from the Siberian mainland.[3] It is very broad, its minimum width being 141 km, between Cape Blossom at the southwestern tip of Wrangel Island and Cape Yakan, 65 km east of Cape Billings, close to Gytkhelen, Chukotka.[4]

The Long Strait is also a geographic landmark connecting the East Siberian Sea and the Chukchi Sea.

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Categories: Straits of Russia | Bodies of water of the Chukchi Sea | Straits of the East Siberian Sea | Bodies of water of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug | Chukotka Autonomous Okrug geography stubs




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