The De Long Strait
(пролив Лонга; Proliv Longa
) separates Wrangel Island
from the Siberian
mainland. It is very broad, its minimum width being 141 km, between Cape Blossom
at the southwestern tip of Wrangel Island and Cape Billings
, close to Gytkhelen
Technically, more than a strait in the proper sense of the name, the De Long Strait is a geographic landmark separating the East Siberian Sea from the Chukchi Sea.
This strait was named after Lieutenant Commander George W. DeLong.
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