Although the others derided him for going after a disfavored species, Howard Longyear decided to fish for pickerel, and caught two. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew took the Abbie up the bay to explore. Three-hundred feet up, they could see across Duncan’s Bay, small islands, and the Canadian coast. Mox climbed to the very pinnacle of Lookout Louise, tied a small US flag to a spruce tree, and put the Abbie’s colors and pennant on either side. The men photographed Lookout Louise with those signs of their journey planted upon it. J.M. Longyear misidentified the spot as Monument Rock.
The Abbie then went through Duncan’s Bay to Blake’s Point. Howard Longyear caught a trout. When he tried to go after a larger one with a lure, the tip of his rod broke and his hook snagged on the rocks, pulled to undo the snag, and realized he had a fish on. He landed the trout despite the condition of his rod. Both trout were very large.
They left Blake’s Point, went up Rock Harbor, and set up camp in the grass near the old Siskiwit Mine. While Mox cooked dinner, the tent caught on fire, with flames leaping twenty feet above the ridge pole. The men put the fire out and set it up on fresh ground, ate a dinner of baked pike, and went to sleep hoping it wouldn’t rain on their partly ruined tent.