Image from page 102 of “Northward over the “great ice” : a narrative of life and work along the shores and upon the interior ice-cap of northern Greenland in the years 1886 and 1891-1897 …” (1914)
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Title: Northward over the "great ice" : a narrative of life and work along the shores and upon the interior ice-cap of northern Greenland in the years 1886 and 1891-1897 …
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920
Publisher: New York : F. A. Stokes Co.
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Internet Archive
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HARBOUR OK A I A N tKER L)L U K. that went to press countless ages ago, with fresh greenleaves scattered through it, leaves that seem familiar tous, that remind us of the beech, the magnolia, and theoak, leaves such as may be found in the sun-fleckedaisles of any of our June forests ; yet looking overthe top of the page we see below a fleet of huge ice-bergs, and beyond the narrow channel the eternalice-dome of Disco Island, cresting the cliffs andreaching pendent glacier arms down their sides. I Reconnaissance of 1886 27 descended the slope with a strange, unreal feeling, halfexpecting that if I turned and looked up the gorge Ishould see a green, leaf-carpeted forest, rustling andshimmering in the sunlight. Yet it is all a part ofthis land of startling contrasts, this land of midnightsun and noonday night, of tropical skies and perennialsnow, of mountains half hidden beneath the eternalice-caps, yet still tinged with the deep glow of ancientvolcanic fires.
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ATANEKERDLUK FOSSIL BEDS. ?rom Atanekerdluk back to Kekertak, thence toRitenbenk, thence again in a sluggish tub of a sail-boat to Godhavn, where the Eagle came for me onthe 6th of September. From Godhavn the Eagle steamed directly westacross Baffins Bay, through the scattered streams ofthe middle ice, and dropped anchor near AgnesMonument, just north of the river Clyde. The lowshore here and the mountains back of it were covered 28 Northward over the Great Ice deeply with snow, an unbroken ice-foot hid thebeach, and new ice was rapidly forming. In themorning the ice drove us out, and the Eagle steamednorth and dropped anchor in L^exterity Harbour ofthe whalers, an uncharted inlet, lying just northof Cape Cargenholm, in a group of entirely unex-plored islands and deep fjords. The surroundings ofthe harbour, as seen through the deep snow and drift-ing clouds, were wild in the extreme. Sharp, raggedmountains enclose its head, the black, vertical cliffs attheir summits standing out in st
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