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Text for Page 068 [08-15-1853]

              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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