17 June. Half clear in the morning, foggy in the afternoon. Left Plover Bay at 6 in the morning with the whaling bark Tom Pope in tow. Left her at the mouth of the bay, it was barred with rather heavy ice, which was heaving in curious commotion from a heavy swell. We gave and received 3 cheers in parting. Have had a very pleasant time with Captains Millard and Kelly. Very telling views of the sculpture of the mountains along the Bay, and at head and at the mouth where the land-ice flowed into one grand glacier that filled Behring Strait and Sea. The fronting cliffs of the sea glacier seem to be hardly more weathered than those of Plover Bay and adjacent fiords. P.B. G1. B.S. & S. Gl. (See vol. 1. Illustrations) 18 June. Fine bright day, the brightest since leaving S.F. No snow, no rain, all the top of the sky-arch cloudiness and intensely blue, and the clouds of the horizon belted and furred lightly in white and pearl gray and dark slate color, nearly blue. The open sunshine so uncommon made eyes water. How beautiful the lily spangles once more, and ever the
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