Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Further advance was impossible


Have remained tied up to a floe all night, as further advance was impossible. After breakfast we steamed up to Cape Union but found it blocked by heavy ice, the wind blowing from the north-west. There was a good lead near the shore which we were tempted to enter but Com. Peary decided that we would not risk a squeeze here in such an exposed place. Tonight we are tied up between two grounded floe bergs north of Lincoln Bay waiting for a southerly wind. The Captain saw a school of 7 narwhal today from the crow's nest.


Pictured above:
Greenland, Bartlett in Crow's Nest, 1908-1909, ID: 3000.32.1100.

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