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Gardiner’s Journal: Day 1

Day 1: July 7th, 1881

St. John’s, New Foundland

Expeditionary force on board the steamer “Proteus,” Capt. Pike ready to sail for the arctic regions, for scientific research and exploration. Pilot on board, and vessel under way at 12:25 P.M. Discharged pilot outside of harbor 1:30 P.M. and came on our course, steering N.E. Every one in good spirits. Meteorological observations are taken every four hours during the day by Messrs. Ralston and Jewell.

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