On January 21,2017, Teekay’s first icebreaker LNG provider was launched in South Korea and named after Eduard Toll.
Eduard Toll was born on 14 March 1858, in Tallin in Estonia. He belonged to a noble household of Baltic German origin and was married to Baroness Emmy von Toll. Eduard Toll graduated from the college of Tartu, the second largest metropolis of Estonia, as a zoologist in 1882. In 1885-1886, Toll took half within the expedition of Alexander A. Bunge, organized by the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences to check the New Siberian Islands. Toll thought that he had seen an unknown land north of Kotelny. He guessed that this was the Sannikov Land, a land that Yakov Sannikov and Matvei Gedenschtrom claimed to have seen throughout their 1808-1810 expedition, however whose existence had by no means been proved.
In 1893, Toll led a geological expedition of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences to the northern areas of Yakutia to discover the world between the decrease reaches of the rivers Lena and Hatanga. After a voyage on the icebreaker Yermak to the shores of Spitsbergen, Baron Eduard Toll purchased a Norwegian three-masted barque auxiliarily powered by a steam engine. Renamed Zarya, the ship was closely modified with the intention to cope with the ice and ready for the Russian Polar Expedition. On June 21, 1900, Toll and a crew of 20 left Saint Petersburg and sailed in the direction of the Kara Sea. The purpose of the expedition was to check ocean currents within the Arctic Ocean, in addition to seek for new lands. During the navigation of the schooner and two wintering grounds off the northwest coast of the Taimyr Peninsula and the western coast of the Kotelny Island, Toll carried out a set of hydrological, bodily, geographical and geological analysis. In July of 1902, Toll accompanied by three member of the expedition, went canine sledding to the Bennett Island, the place Zarya was anticipated to reach two months later. However, the ship was unable to interrupt by the ice. Badly broken, in September 1902 the schooner was withdrawn to the Tiksi Bay within the southern a part of the Laptev Sea, to the south-east of the mouth of the Lena River. Toll’s group, having failed to satisfy Zarya, determined to maneuver by itself to the south facet of the continent. No additional traces of the 4 males have ever been discovered. Two rescue mission organized in 1903, didn’t discover the vacationers, solely their diaries and collections.
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