Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Got out the foot-ball

Made measurements of ice foot today. We are 348 feet 6 in. from shore. The floe berg just outside of us is 17 feet high. Distance to lead 510 feet. Cut steps in high berg ahead of us preparatory to taking pictures tomorrow. Koodlookto and Augaligibso came back tonight from Porter Bay where Commander is encamped, having made the distance in one day. Tonight I got out the foot-ball for the Esquimaux. Men, women and children had a great time. They kikked [sic] until they were thoroughly tired. Although the thermometer stood at 2+ it was hot work.

 

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