From the recording Let the Sunshine In

“One of the most popular songs on deck these cloudy days has been...‘Let a Little Sunshine In,’” Joseph Grinnell wrote in his diary on June 25, 1898. He was about 75 miles south of the Bering Strait. Grinnell was part of a group of twenty stampeders from California who were sailing on their own three-masted schooner intending to find gold along the Kobuk River in northwest Alaska. No gold was found along the Kobuk.