Avacha Bay


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Avacha Bay

 

an inlet of the Pacific Ocean on the southeast coast of Kamchatka Peninsula. It is 24 km long, 3 km wide at its entrance, and reaches a depth of 26 m. Well protected by mountain ranges, its shores are steep. It receives the Avacha River. The port and city of Petropavlovsk’-Kamchatskii is on the bay’s north shore.

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In May 1791, the two ships, the Chornie Orel under the command of Captain Hall and the Slava Rossii commanded by Billings, sailed for America from Avacha Bay.