John Muir


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galena assaying high values per ton. They mean to visit the quicksilver mines on the Kuskoquin. The rocks on the opposite side of the bay exhibit clear traces of glacial sculpture. July 11. Sailed this morning from the Anchorage in Golovin Bay and reached Sledge Island at 9 in the morning. The natives are mostly away on the mainland. The island seems to be of granit and to have been overswept by glaciers. Obtained a pretty good view of the mountains at the head of Golovin Bay. They seem to be from 4 to 5000 ft. high. July 12. Reached King Island this morning about 7 o’clock and left at 10:30. Reached Cape Prince of Wales about 3 in the afternoon and anchored. Left at 6 in the evening. Clear, bright day; water, pale green. Had a fine view of the Diomedes,

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