Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Maynard's birthday


Maynards birthday. He is getting to be quite a boy large enough to have quite a garden of his own. The Erik is out of sight behind I think as it is foggy and can't see very far. Have a head wind today but are going along pretty well I think we are in 63.43. today.

Maynard Wardwell: Maynard was the young son of Chief Engineer George Wardwell. His father mentions him often in his journal, a reminder of how difficult it was to be seperated from family and community. 

Pictured above:
Bucksport, ME, Maynard Wardwell, c. 1908, Courtesy of the Castine Historical Society.

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