John Muir



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William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

""The Corwin made a very short stay on Wrangel Land, only about two hours .... Captain Hooper, Mr. Nelson and myself examined a mile or two of the left bank of the river ... and a stretch of smooth beach at its mouth, while a party of officers, after erecting a cairn, depositing records in it, and getting the flag on the edge of the bluff fronting the ocean, went northeastward along the brow of the shore bluff ... searching carefully for traces of the Jeanette explorers, and of any native inhabitants .... ""Then all were suddenly and hastily summoned aboard, and Muir writes, ""we escaped with difficulty ... the lane by which we entered having almost vanished .... ""


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, Oct. 22, 1881


p. 4, col. 3

On Wrangel Land. Wreckage Found on the Beach-Condition of the Soil. Improbability of Any Landing Having Been Made by Captain DeLong. Difficulties Which Beset the Corwin-Narrow Escape from the Ice. (Special Correspondence of the Bulletin.) ... Steamer Corwin, Off Point Barrow, Alaska, August 17, 1881.



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