Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Passed our first iceberg

Turned out after we had already headed into the whaling station at Cape St. Charles. There is still some doubt about the Erik getting enough whale meat at Hawkes Harbor so we have come in here for some. Passed our first iceberg, grounded near the entrance into the harbor. After breakfast went in the whale boat with the Captain and we rowed to the telegraph station at Battle Harbor. Met several old friends there. There are several young college fellows there for the summer with Dr. Grenfell. Saw Dr. Grieves but did not see "My Good Lady." Sister Bailey showed us through the hospital which had been much improved since we were here. Had tea, bread +jam with Mr. Lewis. After dinner went ashore to tally the whale meat. We have taken on over 8 tons here. Mr. Lewis + Dr. Grieves both came over during the afternoon. Finished loading after supper and got away just before dark. The whale meat is loaded on the quarter deck right in the front of our door and the Captains. Posted short letters to Mother + to Mr. Bement and also several post-cards.

 

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