National Geographic : 1925 Jun
THEi "BOWDOIN" IN NORTH GREIENIAND 717 IN A PRECARIOUS POSITION: REFUGE HARBOR In attempting to leave the harbor, the Bowdoin ran upon a pinnacle of rock at high tide. Realizing that at low water the ship would fall upon its side and possibly fill. an attempt was made to keep it upon even keel by running masthead lines to cliffs on the starboard side and to anchors imbedded in the ice on the port side (see text, page 720). THE '"BOWDOIN'S" RAIL LEVEL WITH THE WATER: REFUGE HARBOR When some of the ropes snapped, the vessel keeled to port After relieving the ship of all possible weight, the members of the starboard side and finally succeeded in floating it (see text, and water poured over the rail. the expedition pulled it over on page 721).