The observation of the log-line had to be postponed, while a grand changing and drying of clothes took place on board.
Even had they been able to use a log-line it would have told them but little.
In allusion to the way in which the log-line flies off the reel when a ship is sailing fast.
The log-line is secured to this span and consists of two parts.
We were obliged to haul up the log-line with the bag and shift the sounding apparatus.
Whatever it was, I knew that it was climbing aboard by the log-line.
Observing something like a handle projecting from a hole, he seized it, and hauled out a large wooden reel with a log-line on it.
Gordon eased off the log-line, so that nothing should prevent it from running easily.
On October 11th we hauled up the log-line and cut a new hole for it in the ice right astern.
I felt at length as though I were sailing without a log-line,—nothing to mark my progress or say in what latitude I cruised.