during their summer.
It was most interesting, as we went north towards the pole, to mark the days grow longer and longer, and to experience the sun's being below the horizon, a shorter and shorter period each twenty-four hours in its diurnal circuit, until finally we went so far that the sun did not go out of sight at all, but would go down to the lowest point, and without disappearing would rise again.
In short, it was all day.
In the Okhotsk we encountered thick fogs and heavy ice. On May 27, in latitude 57 north, longitude 153, captured the American whaler Abigail, of New Bedford, which was burned.
We took her crew of thirty-five men on board.
Went up as far as Ghifinski and Tausk Bays, but could not enter for ice from fifteen to thirty feet thick.
June 10 and 12 twelve of the Abigail's crew enlisted.
June 14 we went out of Okhotsk Sea, through Amphitrite Straits. June 16 two more men enlisted, and on same evening entered Bering Sea, through the Aletuian Islands, going no