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but made good anchorage just beyond light. [[strikethrough]] Calm [[/strikethrough]] 
Much [[red underline]] better anchorage further up beyond Solomon's Island [[/red underline]] but it was too dark to get so far in strange water. Calm night
Oct 15. Sunny calm pleasant day. [[strikethrough]] Water he [[/strikethrough]] Roaring now of all the motors of oyster [[strikethrough]] slo [[/strikethrough]] boats getting out early from [[red underline]] Solomon's [[/red underline]] Island. This seems great [[red underline]] oystering place [[/red underline]] everywhere. Water very clear and blue
Good crabbing also. George [[red underline]] Roll [[/red underline]] and I went out in Evenrude in exploring trip in creeks branching out from Patuxent River. all very pretty wooded shores, with variety of trees, pine, cedar, gum and oak trees all in multicolored autumn foliage
Here as elsewhere no
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mosquitoes at this season. [[red underline]] Solomon Island several small shipyards, [[/red underline]] and quite a community. Most oysterers are negroes. Many buckeyes of every dimension from small skiff to 80 feet two masters, also schooners. Good deep water in most places well buoyed [[red underline]] Patuxent river [[/red underline]] well buoyed.
Temperature of weather and water invited me to a refreshing swim, then lifted anchor at about 3 P.M. Again ideal navigation weather. Anchored at sunset in [[red underline]] Camfield Harbor [[/red underline]] just beyond [[strikethrough]] Loo [[/strikethrough]] [[red underline]] Point Look-Out Light. [[/red underline]] Sandy [[strikethrough]] bottom [[/strikethrough]] hard bottom and good beach nearby but anchorage is not safe in N.W. and SE. strong winds. Smith's Creek much better, but is too far     
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