Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Only zero this morning

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Only zero this morning at 7 oclock, but I think it is colder now as it has been snowing a little all day, and is still at it but it is more light frost. Borup and the Com. have been taking flash light pictures of Deer bear and musk ox heads, today on deck, it is quite dark now in the day time, Bill [Miss Bill] has been parbloctoe since supper and went onshore to the box house. Some of the Coona’s went with her and stayed until she got ready to come back onboard again, which she did in a little while.

Box house: the crew constucted a shelter from empty supply boxes  on the ice foot. 

Coona: this is a derogatory slang word for Inuit women used by the crew members.

Pictured above:
Cape Sheridan, Ellesmere Island, CAN, Oct. 1908, Courtesy of the Castine Historical Society, George Wardwell.

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