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Sunday June 2/95 
U.S.S. Pinta, Sitka, Alaska. About 9 A.M. take the launch for St. John Baptist Bay about 15 miles north of Sitka opposite Salisbury Sound. Coal has been reported here at various times but only in float pieces. A careful examination of the material brought down by streams shows only granitic and metamorphic rocks and occasional bands of graphitic slates. The latter have sometimes the look of anthracite and are probably what has been mistaken for coal by inexperienced persons. Return about 5 P.M.
Coal at n. side Yakutat Bay near the shore, seam about five feet. some taken to Sitka by Dr Groff & Emmons. Russells Camp No 2 is at the site of the mine.