its outlet dammed, thus forming a chamber for the collection of ice, which in these cases forms by freezing the water as it trickles into the cavity. Muddy recent ice in great variety of color and muddiness is also formed on the faces of the cliffs among the pure ice. The lofty cliff, however, at Elephant Point is not like any of the above in appearance or origin. It extends for a distance of a mile along the shore, and perhaps about a hundred and twenty yards back from the top of the cliff. IT is solid ice from top to bottom, and excepting the recent muddy ice formed in the fall by the freezing of layers of dirty
Original journal dimensions: 11.5 x 21 cm.
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