Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Almost saw the sun

Clear. Fresh easterly wind all day.
    Made early start. Crossed lead over young ice raftering. Failed to pick up trail on other side, found ourselves on an ice island. Built wind shelter to repair two sledges. Sent man west to look for trail. He returned just as lead began closing. Crossed + reached trail. Borup has already passed on his return. After a while sent Marvin + Kyotah w. sledge + dogs back to Columbia in wake of Borup. Reached Captain's 3rd igloo. A good march. Almost saw the sun.   

Raftering: when Peary writes that the ice is 'raftering' he means that large pieces of ice are crashing into each other, causing them to overlap and create small mountains of ice.

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