National Geographic : 1913 Feb
Photo by W. J. Erskine BARGE "ST. JAMES" AT KODIAK, JUNE 4, 1912, BEFORE THE ASH FALL Photo by W. J. Erskine THE "ST. JAMES" AT KODIAK, JUNE 9, 1912, AFTER THE ASH FALL "The buildings of the Navy wireless station, on Wood Island, were struck by lightning and burned on the evening of the 7th or the morning of the 8th. The darkness at the time was so intense that the flames could not be seen from the mission, less than ~ mile away. Late in the afternoon of June 8 partial daylight appeared and the fall of ash almost ceased" (see page 156). There was darkness for practically 60 hours, at a distance of 1oo miles from Katmai Volcano (see page 165).