John Muir


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grapes, plums, etc, roughly jarred in sliding down to the dock and piling wheelbarrows or trucks, much more so than in loading. The pears are mostly hoisted from the hold in a huge rope net, 25 or 30 boxes at a time. The Vancouver coast densely wooded, a few bare gray spots, show the effects of fire. A fire now burning a dozen miles from shore. The tall hemlocks have their tops all bent northward up the Coast. Reached Port Townsend about 7pm. Started from Victoria at 4.30. Saw Professor Osborne on the wharf and decided to stop for the Queen here instead of going on to Seattle. Professor Osborne took me to a good lodging, a fine guide. Met an interesting group of young students from Columbia College, New York, studying the life of the sea, which is rich at this part of the coast. Fine thing to find boys making a window into Natures domain. Met Judge Swan. He is still hearty after a rough hard life, also met Mr. Sawyer and a naturalist, who are going to Olympic Range to study marmots, etc. Mr. Sawyer is a great traveler. Has been in Ceylon. Borneo and Sumatra.

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