April 3, 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. This is the back of the third page
for the April 2nd entry, and is opposite the blank page after the entry
for April 6th in the microfilm.]
Senior Rear Admiral on retired list (with full pay?) R. Ad -
pennant with diagonal white bar.
Work done while under special orders
countersigned by the President. therefore in line of duty. Has cost Govt nothing, while it gains all the prestige. At head of list of such
names as Franklin(?) McClintock, Ross Parry, Kane Hall, DeLong, etc.
etc. England promoted & knighted dozens & paid thousands in
rewards. Note promotions Greely, Schley, Melville Pres. Am. Geog. Soc.
8th Int. Geog. Cong. Hon. Men. & Gold Medal list of principal honors &
foreign Geog. Socs. [Vertically in margin:] Navy record a good one.
Nicaragua Canal Slated for Bureau by everyone but Pres. R-
Sat. Apr. 3
Got on the trail 3 hours earlier this morning after a small sleep. Am
going to try & work in an extra march. Am training down. Took up another
hole in my belt this morning. Weather fine, clear & calm. Ice as
yesterday except at beginning of march it was rougher requiring use of
pickaxes. This & a brief delay at a narrow lead cut down our distance
some. Ten hours. (20 m.) half way to 89˚. Dogs frequently on trot. Some
gigantic rafters but not in our path.
|© 2002 by Douglas R. Davies. All
rights reserved. No text or images may be used without written permission from Douglas R. Davies.