Charting the Russian Northern Sea Route: the Arctic Ocean Hydrographic Expedition 1910-1915.


p. 38: Once or twice we called at uninhabited bays on the Bering Sea coast to shelter from strong winds and storms….It was strange and unexpected to recognize the names of four mountains scattered across the island [Ostrov Arakamchechen]; Athose, Porthos, Aramis, and D’Artagnan. They were put on the map in 1823 by F. P. Litke’s colleagues, mapping the Asiatic coast of Bering Strait aboard Senyavin . Obviously the hydrographers had been carried away by the newly published novel by A. Dumas, The Three Musketeers .