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but the unpleasant fish smell made us lift anchor early. Went up to explore Wicomico River. Totally different landscape here 
Clear water, pretty [[strikethrough]] ne [[/strikethrough]] surroundings, no more fish factories. Fog overtook us so hard to drop anchor near Haynes Point. 
Found out we were on excellent oystering grounds Can see the oysters in the water. Many small oystering boats busy oystering. Bought some. Excellent!
This is a much more pleasant anchorage than Cockrell Creek and the River is well buoyed and has pretty shores. At 9:00 Left our anchorage and proceeded [[strikethrough]] North [[/strikethrough]]
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back North. [[strikethrough]] Overta [[/strikethrough]] Weather very calm. Near Mouth of Potomac overtaken again by fog. So had to sound whistle and horn while keeping our course. Fog cleared while passing Point Lookout. Went for shelter over night in Slaughter Creek, one of the Tributaries of Little Hoptank River. Excellent shelter clear water. Dropt anchor just about sunset. 
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Quiet night
[[black underline]] Oct 19. [[/black underline]] Beautiful morning. We can see the oysters on the bottom. So Lewis fished some. Temperature of air at 8 AM 65°. Bright and sunny 
Went out sailing in dinghy but wind died out. So came back and took a swim. Water = 62°F

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Little Hoptank = Little Choptank?

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