Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Eager + interested

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Clear + calm. Temp. down to -39°.
    Ice roaring + grinding just outside of us nearly all day.
    Told Captain, Henson, Dr. + Borup + the Esks, of their coming trips as soon as moon returns the latter part of this week, + as a result everyone is eager + interested tonight. 
    Had starboard side of after house protected with snow blocks today.
    Henson finished another 3” sledge today. This gives 3 – 3”, + 3 – 2” ones.

Pictured above:
Matthew Henson on deck by sledges, 1908-1909, Donald MacMillan, ID: 3000.1.63.

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