Waking after a rainy night, the men dried themselves by a morning fire. The weather improved after breakfast, and the Abbie prepared to leave. Three boys approached the camp, and curiously asked what made the boat go. The answer, “naphtha,” simply confused them. The Abbie cruised on, with the boys watching spellbound on the shore.
At the Portage River the Abbie encountered a steamer called Japan, and the Abbie men exchanged waves and whistles with the passengers and crew on the larger ship. The Abbie cruised across Keweenaw Bay and stopped at Point Abbaye to change naphtha drums. The craft then went on to Huron Bay, passed a camping party at the Huron River, and another at the Salmon Trout River. The Abbie stopped for the night at the fishing station in Big Bay. The surf was so rough that the men chose to forgo landing and just sleep crowded together in the boat that had carried them to Isle Royale and back.