above the snow, now at 1500 to 2000 ft [for] just below it are rich beds of bryanthus & the bristly [lved] cassiope Oregon junco & yel[low]-crowned warbler singing nearly alike. Gulls, kittiwakes & fulmar petrels [flying] in harbor. Saw small sooty albatross yesterday following ship Graceful bird flat-winged seldom flapping his long narrow flat wings. Common following ships |o| S.F. [San Juans or San Francisco] & Seattle. Marbled merlet shot from launch Handsome bird, diver about size of pidgeon Short tipped up tail. Went ashore Fearful smell. Big greasy cannery unutterably dirty frowsy Chinamen. Men in this business are themselves canned. Mice & voles caught Was introduced [Sketch: Orca]
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 15.5 cm.
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