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July 8, 1926 : Albatross Camp (Base Camp) ; Mamberamo River

July 8th

The river has been steadily rising, until once more the banks have almost disappeared. As a consequence the danger and difficulty of the trip through the rapids is continually increasing. If the transport returns here tomorrow, le Roux, Hedberg, Peck and I will start on the 12th for Head camp, regardless of the condition of the river. Tonight Stan and I played bridge until about midnight with le Roux, Hoffman, Korteman and Van Leeuwen. {p. 143}

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