so that in case of fog they could be found. The whistle being sounded as a mark for the parties seeking the ship. Both islands present bold bluff precipices to the sea in many places, though there are a few broad smooth valleys opening between the bluffy sheer portions, and as far as I can see the interior is smooth and has an overswept glaciated appearance. The Capes are very bold and jagged mostly. On a considerable part of the shore it would be impossible to land. At the [Sketches: Right and left capes of Hall Island; Right cape St. Matthew’s; Cape on [East] side of St. Matthew’s [Island]; Left cape of St. Matthew’s]
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 15.5 cm.
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