April 2B, 1909
MARCH: Calendar |
2 | 3 |
6 | 7 |
8 | 9 |
D | 12 |
13 | 14 |
15 | 16 |
| 18 | 19 |
20 | 21 |
22 | 23 |
28 | 29 |
30 | 31
APRIL: 1, B,
B, C |
4, B |
B, Bv, C,
D, E |
G | 8 |
| 13-14 | 19-20 |
[Top page is the back of the first page of 4/2
entry. In microfilm, this shows as the Top page for the first page of
the 4/3 entry due to pages out of order.]
Sledge to Nat. Museum
Sledge names Morris K. Jesup
Gen. Thomas H. Hubbard
Zenas Crane Admiral Beaumont H.L. Bridgman Aluminum medicine case
like present one in bag. Receptacles also aluminum. Mirror in top.
Scissors, Saccharine or Saxin.
In Antarctic work make milk ration 2 tins per day for 4 men?
Saxin or saccharine part of regular rations. Have 2 small 2" Florence
stoves each party.
|[Second page of April 2nd entry.
This page apparently was loose and was inserted at the end of the April
4 entry prior to microfilming.]
Have no doubt we covered 30 miles but will be conservative & call it 25.
My Eskimos say we have come as far as from the Roosevelt to Porter Bay.
This by our winter route scales 35 miles on the chart.
Whatever the distance is, we are likely now that the wind has ceased to
retain what we have made. It is possible that with release from the wind
pressure the ice may rebound some & return us some of the hard earned
miles it stole from us yesterday & the day before. In any event, we are
now beyond the 88th parallel, & I am a tired and satisfied ma
[right corner of last line on page torn off]
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