Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

The newspaper people doubt it

We left Smokey Tickle this forenoon at 11.30. The wind has blown a gale and raised part of the time the wind came around to the West about 4 this morning and is quite smooth now. Just before we left we heard that Dr. Cook reported one day ahead of us that he reached the Pole on the 21st of Apr. last year. Got it by wireless, but it seems that the Newspaper people doubt it. There have been a Mail steamer in here from St Johns and a N.F.L.D. Government steamer since we came here. The Bar. is 29.67 went down to 29.26 last night.           

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