John Muir



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While weathering the storm, Muir writes that ""the blue and gray sleet [was] mingling in grand uproar with the white scud swept from the crests of the waves, making about as stormy and gloomy an atmosphere as I have ever had the fortune to breathe."" Because of the storm, the natives who had boarded were forced to remain overnight. Muir relates: ""Being curious to see how they were enduring the cold, I went on deck early. They seemed scarcely to feel it at all, for I found most of them lying on the deck among the sludge and sleeping soundly .... Three of them were sleeping on the broken rudder, swept by the icy wind and sprinkled with snow and fragments of ice that were falling from the rigging, their heads and necks nearly bare.""


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, July 13, 1881


p. 1, cols. 4-5

An Anchor. Weathering a Gale in St. Laurence Bay-Social Intercourse with the Natives-An Esquimo Orator-A Great Reindeer Owner-Native Appetite for Strong Drink-Glacier Markings. Steamer Corwin, St. Laurence Bay, Siberia, June 6, 1881.



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