Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Over two hundred dogs


It has rained and snowed all day long - a very dirty, disagreeable day. We began taking dogs onboard about five o'clock, Whitney towing us in his power boat. It rained and snowed alternately throughout the night - altogether a very disagreeable job to catch and haul to the boat over two hundred dogs. The last twenty-five or so were extremely wild, one taking to the water and swimming almost to the main land before being captured.


Pictured above:
Greenland, Eskimos and Dogs on S.S. Roosevelt, c. 1908, ID: 3000.32.1809.

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