Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

6 or 8 inches of snow

We are laying the Boilers & Engine etc. up for Winter, and it looks it now for there is 6 or 8 inches of snow on the land, and the heavy ice is drifting back and forth with the tide. I expect to see it swing in here at any time and give us a push upon the shore, we are in a little cove made by the icebergs being aground in shoal water North and South of us. The deep water makes right in to a steep bank. We are on the bank and ground at every tide, the water being so deep outside of us gives the heavy ice a chance to come close to us before it brings up and then pushes right up the bank into shoal water. If the water deepened gradually we would be in a fine place. Six Eskimos started for Lake Hazen today to get fish for winter, and what other game they can find. I hope they will find some Musk ox or deer for we are about out of fresh meat. The Dr. and Mr. Borup have been out a number of times but havnt shot a thing yet. The Com. got two hare just below here at Cape Rawson the only thing that has been shot since we left Lincoln bay.


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