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Diary of a Survivor
10 April 1916

By 5 p.m. it was becoming dusk so we pulled up to a stout detached little floe in the middle of a large bay in the pack edge, unloaded and hauled up the boats as before, had a frugal supper of 4 ozs. dog pemmican (cold) each and a rich beverage made from 2 1/3 lbs. "Trumilk" powder, pitched the tents and turned in.

During the night a strong W wind sprang up, the swell increased and the little floe rocked so much that one or two were seasick again. [A] good slice broke off one corner of the floe between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m.

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