Along Alaska's Great River: A Popular Account of the Travels of an Alaska Exploring Expedition Along the Great Yukon River, from Its Source to Its Mouth, in the British Northwest Territory and in the Territory of Alaska
Henry, 1898 - 426 sider
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A Summer in Alaska: A Popular Account of the Travels of an Alaska Exploring ...
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1891
Alaska animal appearance bank bear called camp canoe carried channel Chilkat coast coming Company continued course covered cross distance district drifted expedition explored fact feet fish five flat followed four furs give gold ground half hand head hills houses hundred Indians islands keep Lake land latter length less logs looking lower means miles morning mountain mouth natives nearly night Norton Sound noticed observed once party passed poles present probably raft rapids reached reason region river running Russian sailed salmon seemed seen shore side soon Sound started steamer stream swift taken Territory timber trading trees tribe United upper valley vessel village whole wide wind winter Yukon Yukon River
Side 407 - ... north latitude, and between the 131st and 133d degree of west longitude (meridian of Greenwich,) the said line shall ascend to the north along the channel called Portland channel, as far as the point of the continent where it strikes the 56th degree of north latitude; from this last mentioned point, the line of demarcation shall follow the summit of the mountains situated parallel to the coast as far as the point of intersection of the 1416t degree of west longitude, (of the same meridian;) and...
Side 407 - Island, which point lies in the parallel of 54 degrees 40 minutes north latitude, and between the 131st and the 133d degree of west longitude, (meridian of Greenwich.) the said line shall ascend to the north along the channel called Portland channel, as far as the point of the continent where it strikes the 56th degree of north latitude...
Side 407 - ... point, the line of demarcation shall follow the summit of the mountains situated parallel to the coast as far as the point of intersection of the 141st degree of west longitude (of the same meridian); and, finally, from the said point of intersection, the said meridian line of the 141st degree, in its prolongation as far as the Frozen Ocean, shall form the limit between the Russian and British possessions on the continent of America to the north-west.
Side 407 - ... degree of west longitude shall prove to be at the distance of more than ten marine leagues from the ocean, the limit between the British possessions and the line of coast which is to belong to Russia as above mentioned...
Side 31 - ... bottom, though there must have been fully thirty or forty feet of water where we made our observations. On one of the large islands in Sitka harbor, called Japanese Island, an old Niphon junk was cast, early in the present century, and her small crew of Japanese were rescued by the Russians. Sitka has been so often described that it is unnecessary to do more than refer the reader to other accounts of the place.
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Side 11 - The people of the United States will not be quick to take to the idea that the volume of water in an Alaskan river is greater than that discharged by the mighty Mississippi ; but it is entirely within the bounds of honest statement to say that the Yukon river . . . discharges every hour one-third more water than the
Side 410 - Russian-American treaties of 1824 and 1825 respectively, following the summits of a chain of mourn tains supposed to run parallel with the coast at a distance not greater than three marine leagues from the sea between the head of Portland Canal and Mount St. Elias. The Arctic division is situated almost entirely above the Arctic circle and is known to explorers only from observations made along the seacoast. The interior consists doubtless of frozen plains and low ranges of hills, intersected by...
Side 410 - Aliaska peninsula down to Zakharof Bay, with the adjacent islands, the Kadiak group of islands, the islands and coasts of Cook's Inlet, the Kenai peninsula, and Prince William Sound, with the rivers running into them. The main Alaskan range bounds this division in the north and west. Its eastern limit is the one hundred and forty-first meridian, which intersects the coast-line in the vicinity of Mount St.
Side 404 - Rivalry in the business of purchasing sea-otter skins has induced the various firms to send agents with small assortments of goods to all the hunting-grounds, as an inducement to the members of parties to squander some of their earnings in advance. The method of killing the sea-otter is virtually the same in all sections frequented by it. The killing of fur-seals is accomplished entirely on land, and has been reduced almost to a science of the greatest dispatch and system. The able-bodied Aleuts...