Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Peterson's grave


This morning I took my snow shoes and tramped up to the summit of the hill to the Roosevelt cairn of three years ago, also visiting the English Alert cairn of 1876 a short distance away, afterwards going to Peterson’s grave who died on the Alert in May 1876. The head piece was made of hard wood covered with sheet copper and the lettering made with a prick punch was finely done. Finished necklaces tonight. Three Esquimaux returned to ship today for whale meat and oil for commander and his party hunting in Clement’s Markham Inlet. Will start back for Porter Bay tomorrow.


Pictured above:
Ellesmere Island, CAN, Peterson's grave - most northern grave in the world, Oct. 1908, ID: 3000.33.255.

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