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"A walk to the wreck..."

Hurley's Journal - November 14, 1915

During the afternoon, Wild and I went for a walk to the wreck. We found the intervening ice much broken up with pools and cracks, radiating in all directions and very difficult to traverse. Although very little recent pressure is obvious, the wreck is still supported by the compression of the floes. She is being gradually overridden by ice; from amidships forward she is buried by the floe, and must sink immediately the pressure is relieved.

We are at present experiencing unfavourable winds from the N.W.

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