Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Felt more cold today

At 1- a.m. the ice was running violently but at 8- a.m. it was quiet, + the smoke + haze gone showing the water closed up or frozen over.
    Got under way, brilliant clear light, biting N.W. breeze, temp -33°, min during night -43°. We all traveled together crossing numerous cracks + very young ice, then across a lake of young ice (some of it bending under us) some 6-7 miles wide, light old floes, a great deal of recent (2 weeks to 1 month) ice in large areas, then heavy rubbled ice + continuous old floes, (20 m.). Camp on a fine level old floe. Have felt more cold today than any day since starting.     

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