John Muir


Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


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edge of the pack in violent motion They found difficulty in obtaining food for their 25 dogs, & also from the rough condition of the ice & depth of soft snow making travel very laborious. They were successful however in getting sure intelligence of one of the whalers at Cape Wankerem. The men here told them that they had found a wrecked whale ship drifting in the pack about five miles from shore when they were hunting seals last fall & that they went aboard & found everybody dead & the hold full of water. They brought off a great number of articles from the wreck which they showed to our party, thus placing the fate of one of the missing ships beyond doubt


St. Michaels, Alaska

Date Original

1881 Jul 4


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Reel 04, Image 0642

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