another cargo of cripples. After a good sleep and a feast, they were off on their return at 10 P. M. of the 14th. They took on the runners, a feed of walrus-meat, a few other trifles, and also a heliograph, the 鏉窞419鍏氦杞﹁矾绾挎煡璇?last to open communication in case of delay or disaster. Stopping six hours at the snow-house 153 to rest and feed, they started across the strait with a small load of meat, and, notwithstanding some rubble-ice which delayed them, reached the Boat Camp at 5.30 P. M., very tired and very sleepy, too, having accomplished this remarkable 鏉窞澶滅綉鎬庝箞鍏呭€?journey of one hundred miles in fifty-four hours. During their absence, Brainard had brought in everything, and all was ready for the advance as soon as they could repair the sledges.
After repairing and rebuilding, they had 鐖辨澀宸為緳鍑よ鍧?for the trip:
1. Dog-sledge, Lieutenant Lockwood and Esquimaux Frederick; total weight, 743 pounds.
2. Large sledge (the 鈥淣ares鈥?, drawn by Sergeants Brainard and Ralston and Corporal Saler; estimated total weight, 651 pounds.
3. Hudson Bay sledge (鈥淗all鈥?, drawn by Sergeant 鏉窞姘寸枟鍏荤敓 Jewell and private Fredericks; estimated total weight, 300 pounds.
4. Hudson Bay sledge (鈥淗ayes鈥?, drawn by Sergeant Lynn and Corporal Ellison; estimated total weight, 300 pounds.
Of this weight, 225 pounds was of equipments, independent of weight of sledges, and 900 pounds, of food for men and dogs.
At 10.30 P. M., they left the Boat Camp and crossed Newman鈥檚 Bay, to a ravine, or 鏉窞娲楁荡鐖借 narrow valley, directly opposite, which the lieutenant called Gorge Creek after finding it was not
the route he had taken it for鈥攖hat of Beaumont鈥檚 return. The others being 鏉窞娲楁荡鐖?far behind, he left the sledge and proceeded on alone 154 to explore. Passing through a narrow gap, the valley widened out as before, in some places the exposed stones offering a serious obstacle to heavily laden sledges. Returning, he and Frederick went back with the team and assisted 鏉窞娲楁荡鐗规湇 in bringing up the foot-sledges. Then, after an advance of ten miles in eight hours, all went into camp again. Leaving the camp at 10 P. M., and doubling up from the start, they made their way up the valley, through the gap, and to the head of the valley beyond. They found the exposed stones so annoying that Lockwood regretted often he had not taken the route round Cape Brevoort, notwithstanding the rubble-ice. Though Lockwood felt confident he had reached the divide,
yet, throwing off the load, he sent Frederick with the team back to assist the 鏉窞娲楁荡妗戞嬁楠岃瘉 others, while he went ahead to further reconnoitre. Although he ascended a high hill, he could see little encouraging beyond. He returned to the load and continued down-stream until he met the others painfully advancing, when all went into camp, after making an advance of six miles in 鏉窞娌瑰帇kb eight hours.
Got off again with half-load at 10 P. M. Preceding the others, Lockwood and Frederick made their way over slightly undulating plains, keeping as far as possible northward until they came to a decided depression in that direction, sometimes following blind leads, and then returning and continuing on their former way. Lockwood final