On February 15, 1882, Emmett Hunt wrote: Wind still blowing. Started out with intention of crossing to Pt. Evans but having to pull the White boys & raft too I failed to get there hence was carried out into the sea which was very rough, the raft broke to pieces, the boys ran off & left me & I had to stay with it alone. When the tide turned managed to get the most of it ashore, then with anerupting stomach ache I struggled home against a desperate tide where I arrived at 9:30 nearly dead. Decidedly the hardest day of my life..
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