The Lorne Knight Diary, vol. 1

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E. Lorne Knight (1893-1923) was a member of the failed Stefansson Arctic Exploration and Development Company expedition to Wrangel Island in 1921. Knight kept this diary during the expedition. The diary spans two volumes: volume 1 is dated Sept. 14, 1921–Dec. 31, 1922, and volume 2 spans Jan. 1, 1923–March 23, 1923, shortly before Knight died. The diary was picked up when Ada Blackjack, the expedition’s sole survivor, was rescued in August 1923.

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VOL. ONE

DIARY of E. LORNE KNIGHT

614 CREDIT FONCIER BLDG VANCOUVER B. C. CANADA

%A. J. TAYLOR BEGINING

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A. R. Crawford MEMBERS
E. Lorne Knight
F. W Maurer
Milton Galle
Ada Blackjack
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On board schooner Silver Wave about 100 miles S. East of Wrangle Is.

Will begin my diary today. Every thing progressing finly and making wonderful time. Have not seen a cake of ice so far. Dogs in rather poor shape but will do my best to get them in good condition when we reach the island. The season is getting late and a good many things must be done before the freeze up as we are anxious to get started with our work. Galle has been sea sick and is in a weakened condition so can not expect a great deal of work from him for a few days. The wind is blowing a strong breeze from the S.E. and we may not be able to land at Roger's Harbor so will try and land on the N. E. corner of the island. 11 30 P.M. Crawford just sighted Wrangle Is. distance probably 60 or 70 miles. Will be there some time tonight

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Because of a strong breeze with a heavy swell from the S.W. we were forced to heave to for the night. Wrangle Is. was obscured by a heavy bank of fog but we Know that we are with in 25 or 30 miles of it. Galle feeling better.

Started at 9 A. M. in direction of the Island

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