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lands. On one of these expeditions Captain Henry Kellett found himself in
command of the H. M. S. Herald to the north of Bering Straits the summer
of 1849. He sighted a small island which eventually was named after
his ship, the Herald. A landing was made and from the top of it was
visible to the west the eastern end of a larger land which was destined
to appear on the Admiralty Charts as "Kellett's land" or "Mountains
seen by Kellett". The theoretical continent still obsessed the minds
of geographers, and Kellett's Land was considered to be not only the
corner of the "Great Continent" but also the inhabited land about which
the natives had told the Russians and the one for which Wrangell had
searched in vain.

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