National Geographic : 1913 Feb
Photo and copyright by John E. Thwaites VOLCANIC ASH APPROACHING KODIAK ISLAND Photograph taken straight up from deck of the Dora. June 6, 1912 Photo and copyright by John F. Thwaitcs SMOKE FROM KATMAI VOLCANO AS IT PASSED OVER KODIAK ISLAND Photograph taken straight up from deck of the Dora June 6, 1912 "The column rapidly became dimmer, and a dark mass of cloud showed above it, mingled with it, and came toward the steamer. Soon the cloud obscured the column altogether, and afterward lightning was seen in the cloud. . . . As the sun passed behind the edge of the cloud at this time, it immediately began to grow dark.. . . 'The last ribbon of clear sky was suddenly obscured, the light snuffed out like a candle, and we were left in absolute darkness.' " (see pages 152, 154).