as yet of any lull in the storm. Fear the strain on rudder. Discovered yesterday afternoon that our ice-breaker had worked loose by the pounding of the waves and a portion of it wrenched off, though made of boiler iron riveted together. Were compelled to cut off the rest of it and allow it to sink, hoping we shall not require it again this year. Sep. 2. No abatement up to 2 P.M. A wild hearty arctic gale, with very heavy sea. Still lying to hoping the storm to break up every hour. All the water streaked with foam passes to the direction of the wind. Snow, good large flakes, add to wintry aspects. Rudder chain parted by a heavy
Original journal dimensions: 11.5 x 21 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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