Alcoholic shipmate ruined naturalist's lizard specimens by drinking the 'preservative'

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Stranded for the winter on Sauvie Island, the members of Nathaniel Wyeth's trading post struggled to get enough to eat. But for some of them, the greater problem was finding something to drink. (Sauvie Island, Multnomah and Columbia County; 1830s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1707d.townsend-lizard-liquor-453.html)

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