Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Last of our Eskimo contingent

Snowing during night, + everything white this morning. The watches working through the night cleaning + clearing the ship.
    Sent the last of our Eskimos contingent ashore immediately after breakfast, then have up anchor + got under way at nine a.m. Light e-ly air, sun trying to shine continuously. Dense cordon of large bergs, berg pieces, + trash ice. Emerged from this at 11- a.m. At 12 M. set fore + afters to a light S.E. breeze, water smooth. Both boilers in commission making about 8 knots, snugging ship for possible heavy weather.  

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