January 15, 1912: First supporting party reaches One Ton Depot

–from “Silas,” Charles S. Wright’s Antarctic diary and memoir–

Monday, January 15–One Ton Depot.  Eleven miles–The Great Hoosh.  Almost a full day’s whack gone in one meal, seven biscuits, extra pemmican, etc. and one stick chocolate.  Good old chocolates.  3 XS rations laid here on [January] 9th by Day, Nelson, Hooper, and Clissold.  We now have two full weeks’ rations for one hundred and twenty miles and possibly [some more] food available at Corner Camp.  Have left for 2nd [last Supporting] party double as much as we took so we are not treating them badly.  Would feel full after another hoosh like this one.”


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