From Gregg Geeslin's website: I am currently transcribing the second volume of the First Voyage of von Kotzebue to the Pacific. Von Kotzebue, as a young man, had already made one voyage around with world with the Russian Admiral Kruzenstern. On this trip, he visited the Radak chain of the Marshall Islands three times. He made only passing contact with the Marshallese on his first trip across the Pacific on his way to the Russian settlement of Unalaska. For the next two years, he wintered in the Marshall Islands while it was too cold to explore along the Alaskan coast of the Bering Strait. The excerpt posted here contains von Kotzebue's account of his second and third visit to the Marshalls, in 1816 and 1817.