Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Leaving New York

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S.S. Roosevelt left New York at 1. P.M. Thousands of people at 24st pier to see her off. All steamers and factorys blowing whistles others firing guns and saluting with flags, lots of people went down to City Island and came back on the Navy tug. They were alongside all the way down. After they left we went out to adjust compasses and then went to Hemstead [sic] Bay for the night.

 

Pictured above:
New York, NY, Crowd on pier at departure of S.S. Roosevelt, July 6, 1908, ID: 3000.33.162.

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