Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Dogs gave me trouble

Left ship today for the northern trip in company with Matt and five Esquimaux. A strong wind and drifting snow seem to come out of a clear sky just as we were ready to start delaying us until about 10 o'clock.
    My dogs gave me trouble. They were the "ship's dogs" so called, Eagle Island and Hudson River dogs; had never been driven together, did not know their place, were afraid of the Huskies and other dogs.
    Matt and his were moved along too fast for me so Koola-tinga waited for me at Cape Richardson where we camped in a snow igloo for the night.   

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