Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Wrote a number of letters


Wrote a number of letters home today to send by the tug in case she starts out. Still receiving and sending messages. Received word from Point Amour that the Tyrian had passed.
    The conversation with Bosun I remember as follows:
    Whitney, Billy and the Bosun were all at Amoratok [Anoratok] when Dr. Cook arrived. Asked to see orders of Bosun from Peary. Told Bosun he had no right to use his stores, was like taking money out of his pocket. A lot of his stores were still left which he gave to the Esquimaux on leaving. Was never denied stores but given all he needed and provisioned for sledge trip. Remarked that he had gone beyond Peary’s record. Had a watch with one hand on it. Said he would not take $20,000 for flag. Gave this to Whitney, also sledge.

Pictured above:
Whitney on deck, holding glass, ca. 1910, ID: 1985.5.6.24

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