John Muir



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At Kotzebue Sound while the Corwin was being repaired, Muir explored a remnant glacier at Elephant Point, so named for the fossilized tusks found there. Of their two weeks' stay at Unalaska, Muir writes that it ""has been restful after our long cruise-about fourteen thousand miles altogether .... ""He relates ""an excursion to the top of a well-formed volcanic cone at the mouth of a picturesque glacial fiord ... commanding a magnificent view of the mountains ... a noble picture to add to the thousand others which have enriched our lives this summer in the great Northland.""


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, Oct. 31


p. 1, col. 1

Homeward Bound. End of the Corwin's Cruise in the Arctic Ocean. Elephant Point-A Fossil Glacier and its Exuberant Vegetation. Shipwrecked Prospectors-An Alaskan Silver Mine and Oonalaska Scenery. (Special Correspondence of the Bulletin.) Steamer Corwin, Oonalaska, October 4, 1881.



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