Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Just holding our own

Strong head wind. Thick fog, logging about 3 miles an hour. Thermometer 37. Sighted land about 2 o'clock in neighborhood of Sukkertoppen. Coast very high, mountain peaks sharp and ragged, streaked with snow. Fulmar, kittiwakes, and murres increasing every day. Shot guns given out today. George and Doctor have been busy trading shells all the evening. Roosevelt pitching badly now. Today bow completely buried. At times we are just holding our own. Crossing the Arctic Circle this evening.


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