Fine sight in the dark, the flashing, dashing, phosphorescent waves across which the “Corwin” is skimming. 22 Sep. Arrived at Oonalaska at 4 P.M. The hills green to their summits, presenting a fresh, bountiful, attractive appearance. The grand glacial wombs showed their curves, sweeping from mountain to mountain in beautiful relief. The smoking summit of Makushin visible from the harbor. Milk, berries, and fish abundant. Received letters from mother and Magee with bewildering abundance of newspapers. Now seem nearly home. Cloudy and slight showers. 23 Sep. Cloudy, dripping day. Heard heavy explosive sounds like cannon this afternoon and evening, supposed to proceed from the volcano Akoutan, or possibly from the guns of the steamer St. Paul.
Original journal dimensions: 11.5 x 21 cm.
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