On June 17, 1916, Henry Fairfield Osborn, president of the American Museum of Natural History, wrote to President James seeking money to finance another relief ship, The Danmark. Incredibly, this ship too would become stranded in the Greenland ice, having been equipped with an insufficient supply of coal. Ekblaw had been staying on the ice-bound Danmark, but once it became obvious that the ship was stranded until the following summer, he and Dr. Harrison Hunt set out for Southern Greenland. When supplies and dogs ran low in February 1917, Dr. Hunt proceeded by himself to Holstenberg. and Ekblaw remained in South Upernavik as a guest of a Danish trader until July when he was able to make his way to Godhavn, where he was picked up by the Neptune in August 1917.