The cable and the ice-anchor, the latter a heavy piece of iron, shaped like the letter S, excited much interest.
Then began a heart-breaking task of warping through the pack with ice-anchor, cable and winch.
Shortly before noon further progress was barred by heavy pack, and we put an ice-anchor on the floe and banked the fires.
It condescendingly offered to do tugboat service for the "Advance," and invited its captain to throw aboard an ice-anchor.
It came sailing swiftly by, and into it they planted an ice-anchor attached to a tow line.