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at fishing, and then we quit the little harbour.    Conference with
Captain,  Swan, and stout Southerner.  And big Charts   the
British made survey of the Lake Buyfield s being produced, our Captain traces
our course, all round.      Genessee newspaper man, (whom Newberry
privately pronounces a  Jackass, ) inquires whether the points of
the Compass laid down indicate the deepest spots in the lake!
This individual is awkwardly loud and enthusiastic about thinks he
don t understand. Will interrupt a good conversation by reading aloud
wild passages from Whitney anent Silnary Formations &c, clean
[kam?] to the matter in hand.      /             The deepest part where the
lake has been sounded indicated 792 feet, mud bottom.           A
long talk with the minerollogic Englishman (I m sure he is one,)
touching mining and metals .    And with the shrewd, sensible, though
rustic looking Lewis, of Fort Huron.       He, Newberry & Swan I
like, all through.           Little islets, of rock are passed, no
scenery off any note this morning.           Mc Elrath is a good tempered,
shallow brained juvenile, playeth cards, and reads the  Oxonians , which
I bought, for reminiscences of old Sam Beazley.  /     Montgomery catches
a pigeon, alighting on the boat.             A loon, a sort of wild-fowl
is seen, and swims away, whereupon Genessee man fetches gun,
and engirds himself with lots of belts, and discharges gun valiantly
at the low lying conglomerate cliff we are passing.   A sunny
breezy day, rather warm.      Onwards until 6, when we reach
Copper Harbour.     A few houses, and dock amid very pretty
scenery, lake all glass like, and some three or four Indian
tents on the Island on the other side.   A canoe with Indian
in it, and dog swimming near.       We disembark, and I with
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page sixty-eight
Description:Describes his arrival at Copper Harbor, Michigan, on the ''Sam Ward.''
Date:1853-08-15
Subject:Beazley, Samuel; Estabrook, Captain; Great Lakes (North America); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lewis (passenger); McElrath, Thomson; Montgomery; Native Americans; Newberry, J.S.; Norris; Swan; Travel
Coverage (City/State):Copper Harbor, [Michigan]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn's writing and drawing work in New York, a visit to the Catskill Mountains, attending the wedding of his friend Charles Damoreau (Brown), a visit to the Crystal Palace in New York, his friend Lotty's difficult marriage to John Whytal, a sailing trip around Lake Superior, a visit to Mackinac Island in Michigan, a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, and a journey by horseback from Kentucky to Louisiana with friends.
Subject:African Americans; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Native Americans; Publishers and publishing; Slavery; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Michigan; Wisconsin; Ohio; Kentucky; Mississippi; Alabama; Louisiana
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.