and their village a half way house of commerce between Asia and America. The extent of their dealings is indeed wonderful. Left anchorage at 6 P.M., the fog lifted, fine evening. E. Cape in sight and wind moderate after getting away from the influence of the island. Aug 29. Clear cloudy day, with stiff breeze from the N.E. Bits of blue sky and red in the sunset rate now. Temp. morning 8 o’clock 47o, noon 41o, 8 P.M. 39o. Are now steering for W[rangel] L[and] direct, now within 180 miles of it. Aug 30. Fine wind from N.E. Ran up to the ice pack at 3:30 P.M. Sighted Wrangel Land at 12 M. 20 miles of ice off the S. shore. Tumbling Eward along the pack,
Original journal dimensions: 11.5 x 21 cm.
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