John Muir


Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


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[18?] 2After taking our men aboard we made haste southward before a rising north gale, & stopped at anchor at East Cape a day & a half, where we had to land one of the native dog drivers who had been with the party. Here I climbed the mountains, & had very telling evidence of the grand ice-sheet that once flowed over them all on its way south & also obtained a few specimens of flowers. The sun does not set at all now, & it has been light enough to read the finest print at midnight for more than a month, wh is very convenient for making long excursions, but tedious & confusing in the matter of bed time & in keeping trace of the dogs. The last month has been one big eternal day. From E. Cape we went down the Asiatic Coast nearly to Plover Bay then crossed to this point


St. Michaels, Alaska

Date Original

1881 Jul 4


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Reel 04, Image 0644

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