probably was over, but as an evidence that such was not believed to be the case, eight men from these vessels enlisted on the Shenandoah.
On June 29, at 1 A. M., passed the Behring Straits into the Arctic Ocean.
At 10 A. M., finding heavy floes of ice all around ahead of us, we turned to the southward and re-entered, through Behring Straits, Behring Sea, being at noon, or two hours after we turned around, in 66 degrees 14 minutes north latitude.
Encountered very heavy ice on July 1.
On July 5 passed through Amukta Pass (172 degrees west longitude) of the Aleutian Islands, from Behring Sea into the Pacific Ocean. One of the islands by which we passed in coming out was volcanic, for smoke was seen coming out from its peak.
This was the last land which we were destined to see for a long time.
Our course was shaped towards the coast of California, Lower California and Mexico, with the hope of falling in with some trans-Pacific vessels, or some of the steamships from San Francisco