Faddey (Fabian) Bellingshausen, captain of sloop Vostok noted down on that day: “Sailing on to the south at noon we saw ice blocks that looked like white clouds.” The ice was seen better from sloop Mirny under the command of Mikhail Lazarev, and he noted that the ice blocks were very high and stretched forth “to such a long distance as human eye could see.” Much later the people who set foot on the ice made sure that Bellingshausen was right, as he was convinced in having discovered the sixth continent. The new land would be laid down upon the chart and measured in all directions. After that, the people would open polar research stations on it, including Vostok and Mirny named after the ships of discoverers.
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