Heavy rain during the night gave way to fair weather in the early morning. The Abbie continued on its way, passing Native American encampments and fishing cabins on the craggy coast. At one point, Howard Longyear set a moth on the water and saw a large trout surface for it. He insisted the ship stop for a while so the men could try their luck fishing. Unfortunately, no trout were caught for dinner.
The Abbie ran aground in the mouth of Cross River and was pulled free by a local fisherman who fell into the water while wrestling the ship clear. The stranger, who turned out to be Norwegian, shared a meal of a tasty rabbit stew with the crew. With Mox translating, the Norwegian fisherman explained that his family had been homesteading nearby for four years. The Abbie’s crew visited the man’s house and met his family. The man told his guests he had done some mineral exploration near his house, but so far had not turned up any valuable ore. Mox advised him to be patient, stating that if ore were there it would not get away.