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Charles Clarke Monument description and photo - Russia - Far East: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. Title in English - Charles Clarke Monument.
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In memory of the third English round-the-world expedition of Captain James Cook, in the center of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the only monument in Russia to the English navigator Charles Clark was erected.
Charles Clark was a participant first and second expeditions of James Cook, became his assistant in the third voyage around the world. And after the tragic death of Cook, he headed the third round the world voyage.
In April 1779, the ships of the expedition "Discovery" and "Resolution" entered the Peter and Paul harbor to replenish supplies of food and water. On June 12, 1779, the ships left Avacha Bay towards the Bering Sea, but ice blocked their way. The sailors tried in vain to break through the ice barrier, the crew crippled the disease, and on 22 August Charles Clark died of pulmonary consumption. According to his last will, the captain's ashes were buried in the village of Paratunka. In 1914, representatives of the British Admiralty Board in the center of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky erected a monument in honor of the brave captain.
On October 17, 2003, the monument was reconstructed.
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