the sea too rough to allow boating off coal at the Lisburne mine, and therefore put the ship on her course for Plover Bay, intending to take on sufficient coal to last the rest of the season in the Arctic. We then intend to go north along the Siberian coast as far as Cape North, if possible, then steer for Wrangel Land, see as much as possible and about the 20th of Sep. turn homeward. Passed Point Hope at dark. Aug. 21 Clear until7 P.M. Sighted land about 6 P.M. Passed the Diomedes about 9 P.M., without seeing them. The sun sets before 8 now, yet there is twilight even until near midnight, the sun is so short a distance below the horizon. Soon there will be 7 or 8 hrs. or genuine night. This new order of things takes place suddenly, of course. A few days ago saw two stars which was an exceedingly interesting even
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