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The Cruise of the Corwin

Journal of the Arctic Expedition
of 1881 in search of De Long and the Jeannette

By
John Muir

Edited by
William Frederic Badè

[Erigeron murii]

1917


Contents

  Introduction
I. Unalaska and the Aleuts
II. Among the Islands of Bering Sea
III. Siberian Adventures
IV. In Peril from the Pack
V. A Chukchi Orator
VI. Eskimos and Walrus
VII. At Plover Bay and St. Michael
VIII. Return of the Search Party
IX. Villages of the Dead
X. Glimpses of Alaskan Tundra
XI. Caribou and a Native Fair
XII. Zigzags among the Polar Pack
XIII. First Ascent of Herald Island
XIV. Approaching a Mysterious Land
XV. The Land of the White Bear
XVI. Tragedies of the Whaling Fleet
XVII. Meeting the Point Barrow Expedition
XVIII. A Siberian Reindeer Herd
XIX. Turned Back by Storms and Ice
XX. Homeward Bound
   
  Appendix
  I. The Glaciation of the Arctic and Subarctic Regions Visited during the Cruise
  II. Botanical Notes
   
  Index


Illustrations

Cape Serdzekamen, Siberia
Frontispiece
From a photograph

Map
(not in the originally-published edition of this book)

Iliuliuk, Unalaska
From a photograph by E. S. Curtis

Aleut Barábara at Iliuliuk, Unalaska
From a photograph by E. S. Curtis

Cliffs at St. Matthew Island
From a photograph

Chukchi Village at Plover Bay, Siberia
From a photograph by E. S. Curtis

West Diomede Village

Siberian Village on a Sand-Spit
From a photograph

Chukchis and a Summer House at Plover Bay
From a photograph by E. W. Nelson

Chukchis At Indian Point, Siberia (Cape Chaplin)
From a photograph by E. W. Nelson

Arctic Tundra
From a photograph by E. S. Curtis

Herald Island

First Landing on Wrangell Land

The American Flag on Wrangell Land, near East Cape

Map of Wrangell Land, as surveyed by the Officers of the U.S.S. Rogers, Lieut. R. M. Berry Commanding, September 1881
From the Report of the Secretary of the Navy for 1881

Eskimo Village of Kokmulit, Point Barrow

A Chukchi Summer House at Plover Bay
From a photograph by E. S. Curtis

One of the Mouths of the Fairweather Ice-Sheet in Glacier Bay

King Island

Granite Rocks on the South Side of St. Lawrence Island, showing Effects of Oversweeping Action of Ice-Sheet

Volcanic Cones on St. Lawrence Island

Bed of Small Residual Glacier on St. Lawrence Island

Herald Island

West Diomede Island (from the North)

East Cape (from the South)

Overswept Glacial Valleys and Ridges on St. Lawrence Island

Bed of Local Glacier, St. Lawrence Island

Near the Southwest Extremity of St. Lawrence Island, illustrating Effects of Ice-Sheet

Overswept Mountains, with Parallel Valleys and Ridges, from Twenty Miles northwest of East Cape

Except as otherwise indicated the illustrations are from sketches by Mr. Muir, the last twelve being reproduced from the cuts in Captain Hooper's official Report of the expedition.

The title-page cut is from Mr. Muir's drawing of Erigeron Muirii, a plant discovered by him near Cape Thompson in northwestern Alaska and named for him by the botanist Asa Gray. This cut appeared in Captain Hooper's Report.

The half-tone of the Corwin which appears on the cover is from a painting by Denny.


[Cape Serdzekamen, Siberia]
Cape Serdzekamen, Siberia


Travels in Alaska

by

John Muir

with illustrations

Boston and New York
Houghton Mifflin Company
The Riverside Press Cambridge
1915


The Cruise of the Corwin

Journal of the Arctic Expedition
of 1881 in search of De Long and the Jeannette

by

John Muir

Edited by
William Frederic Badè

[Erigeron murii]

Boston and New York
Houghton Mifflin Company
The Riverside Press Cambridge
1917


Copyright, 1917, by Houghton Mifflin Company

All Rights Reserved

Published November 1917

[Scanned and converted to HTML by Dan E. Anderson, 1999, from a copy in the
Scripps Institute of Oceanography Library, University of California San Diego]


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