John Muir


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the long nightless days set in moth ago. Required light at 9:30 in the cabin tonight, which seemed strikingly novel. Beautiful cumulus cloud to the southward, white and purple in bosses, swelling above one another, relieved against blue shadows. Spoke the two whaleships Rainbow and John Howland. The mate of Dan Webster came aboard and gave us the particulars of the loss of the ship and adventurous journey southward among the natives. Aug. 16. Calm, and foggy at times, large masses of clean ice, white and blue and green, drifting or aground. Indians came off from Pt. Beltcher and Sunarwara as we passed. Had to lie to repeatedly on account of fog and were about to turn back before reaching Point Barrow, as we had heard through the natives that several ships were

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