Gulf of Patience

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Gulf of Patience
Залив Терпения (Zaliv Terpeniya)
Taraika Bay / Nintai-wan / Shichirō-wan
Gulf of Patience is located in Sakhalin Oblast
Gulf of Patience
Gulf of Patience
Location in Sakhalin Oblast
Location Sakhalin Oblast,
Russian Far East
Coordinates 49°00′N 143°30′E / 49°N 143.5°E / 49; 143.5Coordinates: 49°00′N 143°30′E / 49°N 143.5°E / 49; 143.5
River sources Poronay River
Ocean/sea sources Sea of Okhotsk
Basin countries Russia
Max. length 65 km (40 mi)
Max. width 130 km (81 mi)
Average depth 50 m (160 ft)
Settlements Poronaysk

Gulf of Patience is a large body of water off the southeastern coast of Sakhalin, Russia.


The Gulf of Patience is located in the southern Sea of Okhotsk, between the main body of Sakhalin Island in the west and Cape Patience in the east. The Poronay River flows into the bay from the north. The Tyuleny Island lies off the eastern side of the bay to the south of Cape Patience.[1]


The first Europeans visited the bay in 1643. They were the crew of the Dutch ship Castricum, captained by Maarten Gerritsz Vries.They named the gulf in memory of their having to wait for the fog to clear in order for them to continue with their expedition.[2]

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  1. ^ "Zaliv Terpeniya". Mapcarta. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  2. ^ Spate, Oskar Hermann Khristian (1983). Monopolists and freebooters. Taylor & Francis. pp. 40–41. ISBN 0-7099-2371-6.