June 28, 2016
Expedition blessed by bishop
June 28 – Kartesh departed from Arkhangelsk to continue the first stage of the 2016 expedition. Right after the departing, his grace Iakov, the Bishop of Naryan-Mar and Mezen together with Father Roman served a prayer service dedicated to the expedition start and consecrated the vessel in the delta-arm of the Northern Dvina. Archangelsk vistas drifted by, along the renowned harbor which saw embarkations of Sedov and Brusilov expeditions some 100 years ago.