Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

The wheel rope broke

The ice slacked off at 4 oclock yesterday afternoon and we ran until 8 P.M. and the wheel rope broke and it took 3 hours to fix it and by that time we were packed in solid again and havnt moved since only with the ice back & forth. It is now 1. P.M. Nice sunshine today but a cold wind. It was foggy about all night. The ice is moving off from the side a little but I dont think it can go far for the channel is packed full as far as one can see.


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