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Map showing the Bering Strait, Early Expeditions to the Region of Bering Sea and Strait: From the Reports and Journals of Vitus Ivanovich Bering, 1891, From The Library at The Mariners’ Museum, G296.B5.D2.

Vitus Bering

1681 CE - 1741 CE

Russia

Primary Goal:

To discover the geographical relationship between Asia and America.

Achievement:

Verification of what is now called the Bering Strait between Asia and America.