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Notes on the Volcanic Eruption of Mount St. Augustin, Alaska, October 6, 18831

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ON the western side of the entrance to Cook's Inlet (forty-five miles wide) lies Cape Douglas; and to the northward of the cape the shore recedes over twenty miles, forming the Bay of Kamishak. In the northern part of this bay lies the Island of Chernaboura (“black-brown”), otherwise called Augustin Island. It is eight or nine miles in diameter, and near its north-eastern part rises to a peak, called by Cook Mount St. Augustin. As laid down by Tebenkoff, the island is nearly round. The northern shores are high, rocky, and forbidding, and are bordered by vast numbers of rocks and hidden dangers. The southern shore is comparatively low.

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