on top established by the officers of the Blossom in 1826. A post 18 ft. high on hillock of solid rock. Few plants now in flower. 3 – Rubus, white Comp[ositae], yellow (do.) [Compositae], yet there is not yet any falling leaf. Sep. 8th. Serene, good day – cool wind in the forenoon, milder P.M. Temp 43o. Went ashore to make more observations on the strange old ice mass overgrown with vegetation. Found it much more extensive than was supposed, 4 miles or so along the coast, 140 ft. high from highest part of the cliff, and reaching to or below the sea-level. Wherever large masses are exposed they so exactly resemble the wasting snout of a glacier that one can hardly realize that is not one in ordinary everyday action. It is really a fossil fragment of a glacier, a remnant of one side of the great glacier that flowed S.W. from the mountains
Original journal dimensions: 11.5 x 21 cm.
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