J [ohn] M. Vanderblit


John Muir


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01073[3]launch “Louise” (whaling steamer) scows, fishing and whaling boats. The season commenced this month, we have taken five whales (humpback) in the past twenty days, but in herring fishing we have done little as yet as the fish have hardly commenced to school, the season will probably last till Xmas. I went on both whaling trips when the above whales were caught and the hunt was a grand & exciting one. For the past month I have been prospecting for fish up & down the channels from Chilcoot to Prince Frederick Sound & found many new coves & interesting facts. I would enjoy your company here very much indeed & I feel that you would be interested in what there is to be seen hereabout. The town of Harrisburg is now named Juneau and is quite a flourishing town with a wharf, many good frame buildings (for such a wild place) & three small quartz mills, San Francisco capitalists are gradually buying


Kilisnoo, near Sitka, Alaska

Date Original

1882 Aug 14


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0884

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