Rynda Party, 1863
Russian naval officers on board the corvette Rynda in 1863 visited
Wrangell and the Stikine river and made surveys there, especially of the Stikine. The surveyors
were Butirkin and Kadin. Prof. William P. Blake, of New Haven, was also a member of the party
and published an account of the work done and results obtained, in the American Journal
of Science, New Haven, July, 1867, vol. 44, pp. 96-101; also in House of Representatives Ex.
Doc. No. 177, part 2, Fortieth Congress, second session. The Russian Hydrographic Department
in 1867 published a chart of the Stikine resulting from this survey.