April 22–23, 1909 Cape Columbia
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 has entry for April 22 – 23.]
16 ret. m.
Wed.-Thurs. Apr. 22-23
8.-a.m. Apr. 23 My life work is ended accomplished. The thing which it
was intended from the beginning that I should do, the thing which I
believed could be done, & that I could do, I have done. I have got the
North Pole out of my system. After 23 yrs of effort, hard work,
disappointments, hardships, privations, more or less suffering & some
risks, I have won the last, great geographical prize, the North Pole,
for the credit of the U.S., the Service to which I belong, myself, & my
family. My work is the finish, the cap & climax, of 300 years of effort,
loss of life, & expenditure of millions, by some of the best men of the
civilized nations of...
...the world; & it has been accomplished with a clean cut dash, spirit,
& I believe thoroughness, characteristically American. I am satisfied.
Got away from camp 5.-pm of 22˚. Same brilliantly clear calm weather.
Short distance from camp encountered an impracticable lead which
Captains trail crossed. Followed this towards land seeking a crossing.
Got one entire team in water making an attempt to get over. Finally lead
running to east, we found Captains...
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