Sunday, December 18, 2011

Seafaring Sunday: The Vast Bering Sea

December 19, 1741: Vitus Jonassen Bering dies; this Dutch explorer was the man after whom the Bering Sea was named.  RIP

Header: Portrait of Vitus Bering in middle age, artist unknown, via Wikipedia


Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! Bering was fairly vast himself (at least in middle age) from the looks of his portrait...


Pauline said...

It does look like he enjoyed a healthy appetite. And why not after all?