Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Evidently our compasses are wrong

Clear again, thank the Lord, bright sunshine and light wind from the south. Sighted the Labrador about 9 o’clock. Expected to do this some hours ago as the Captain has been running her in all night. Evidently our compasses are wrong or possibly variation as given on our charts.
    Meridian altitude gave me a latitude 55° 14’ 41”, off what is called the “farm-yard” on the Labrador. We are now at full speed hoping to make the Turnavik tonight.       

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