Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Light up this little town


Busy during my first watch taking 10 minute observations. The tide fooled me compelling me to work continuously for 5 ½ hours.
      Jack reported the moon as rising over the eastern hills about five o’clock. He is very late coming to work; looks very much dissipated but not full as far as I can determine. We will excuse his tardiness if he will get right down to business and light up this little town of ours. Eging-wah has made me a small kayack today with all the fixings. In-u-gheeto has been making a pee-u-tee out of musk ox horn boring it out with a native drill, a rather vigorous contrivance.

Pictured above:
Egingwah smoking pipe, 1908-1909Donald MacMillan, ID: 3000.1.86.

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