Year-long moored measurements from the East Greenland Current near 79°N show its mean southward transport above 700 m to be about 3 Sv and with no obvious seasonal variability. About one-half of this transport appears to be barotropic. There is a rich mesoscale structure in the records, much of which can be interpreted as trains of eddies and eddy-pairs with cross-stream length scales of order 10 km. The lower frequency perturbations typically extend to at least 400 m. Despite the abundance of eddies, their contribution to the heat flux is very small even in the vicinity of the polar front. Local baroclinic instability is therefore not a major source of eddies.