Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Waiting for a break in it

We followed a lead across the Sound about an hour last night made a little Southern but drifted back again today, are fast to the ice now waiting for a break in it, it is in very large sheets of last winters ice from 1 to 4 feet thick and reaches from shore to shore and we cant get past, there is a strong breeze from the South today, expect that will break it up some as it moves a little with each tide. We see a seal once in awhile but the Eskimos get so excited in trying to get the first shot at it that we havnt got any yet, have got two or three small birds. We are out of fresh meat all canned goods now. The Bar. is 29.54 falling again today.  

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