Seal Islands of Alaska; Letter from the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, Transmitting, in Response to House Resolution No. 73, Information Relating to the Seal Islands of Alaska

Seal Islands of Alaska; Letter from the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, Transmitting, in Response to House Resolution No. 73, Information Relating to the Seal Islands of Alaska

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...from the Rush landed on the west side in the early morning, bringing mail delivered at Unalaska by the last Dora. August 1, 1908.--Wind northeast, light breeze; weather cloudy. The teams returned from Northeast Point at noon. In the morning, the Rush came into the west side and signaled for news. Replied that there was nothing to report. The Rush without, having anchored steamed to the westward. August 2, 1908.--Wind northeast, fresh breeze; weather cloudy. A boat from the Perry came ashore in the afternoon, bringing several letters and stating that a cutter would be kept at Northeast Point continuously, by order of Capt. Munger. A dance was held in the native shop in the evening to mark the close of the sealing season. August 8, 1908.--Wind east, light breeze; weather cloudy, with fog. The whistle of a steamer was heard in the fog off the west side this afternoon, but the fog prevented its being made out. August 4, 1908.--Wind northwest, strong breeze; weather foggy and cloudy. The gasoline launch was hauled up on the ways and necessary repairs made to the gear case. The men bundled skins all day, hauling them to the point warehouse. About half the skins were bundled. Mr. Judge, with several native men, counted the pups on Ketovi and Amphi. rookeries, finding as follows: Ketovi, live pups, 1,628; dead pups, 79. Amphi., live pups, 249; dead pups, 4. On typical harem space there were 82 live and 3 dead. This count made to-day shows the presence of practically the same number of pups as when the same space was counted last year. If this were taken as a criterion of the condition of all the rookeries on the island, as was intended and as has been done heretofore, it would indicate that there has been no decrease in seal life during the past year, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 562 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 989g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123657804X
  • 9781236578044