Adolph Karlovich Etolin,
who was governor of the Russian American colonies in 1841-1845, first went to the colony
from Russia with Golofnin in the Kamchatka, leaving Cronstandt on August 26, 1817, and
arriving in Petropavlovsk on May 3, 1818. At least Grewingk so states, and is followed by
Dall; but Golofnin in his Voyage gives a list of all his ghip's company, to the number of
138, and Etolin's name is not in that list. (Golofnin's Voyage Round the World (in Russian),
4°, St. Petersburg, 1822, Vol. 1, supplement, pp. i-viii.) .Etolin, Khromchenko, and Vasilief
were engaged in surveying and exploring Bering sea in 1822-1824. (Bancroft, History, p. 546.)
In 1839 he sailed from Cronstadt for the colonies, in command of the Russian American Company's
ship Nikolai. With him went Kupreanof, Woewodski and Dr. Blashke. (Journal Russ. Hyd.
Dept., 1850, Vol. VIII, pp. 187-188.) From 1841 to 1845 Etolin was governor of the Russian
American colonies. In 1833 he surveyed Tamgas harbor and Kaigani strait. (See Russ. Hyd.
Chart., 1396, published in 1848.)