As the crew of the Abbie breakfasted on deck, steamships and tugboats passed by. People on other boats curiously questioned the Abbie party. Ladies scrutinized the Abbie’s men through field glasses. The Abbie reached Portage Lake by 8 AM, then arrived in Houghton.
Locals told the Abbie crew trout fishing was good where Portage Lake connects with Lake Superior, so they paused to fish there. Having no success, they stopped ashore at the Misery River, and dined on eggs and ham instead of trout. They camped for the night, noting the vast numbers of winged ants on the beach.