Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Working South

It has been cloudy all day and all night. The Eskimos got another Narwhale early this morning that weighted about 1700 lbs. and a seal that weighed 60 lbs so we have another good feed of meat for all hands and the dogs. There is a lot of blubber on a Narwhale and also on a seal so there isnt so much meat as one would think by the size of them. We are working South very slow and in towards Grinell land for this sheet is swinging around like a revolving door and taking us with it so we may work around below it in 3 or 4 days and there is quite an open space the other side of it. It is a little narrower below the sheet and this one fills the place full. We cut out one boiler a few days ago and are saving some coal now. I told the Com. I thought it would be as well while we were drifting around and if we got a chance to run it wouldnt take long to get steam on the other one  too. The Bar. is 29.34 fell some this morning.   

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