Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

The ice still snaps and cracks

Forty three below this morning and has been about the same all day. It was quite light for awhile today but is clouding up again now. The moon is about gone. McMillan was up to the cairn today to see the thermometer he said it had only been down to forty five and a half below up there. The ice still snaps and cracks at every tide. It sounds pretty loud sometimes. We are still listed over and I think a little more on each high run of tides. It is very uncomfitable [sic] getting around or sitting down. The floor is wet some of the time from the snow brought in the gangway and is quite slippery. It generally gets dry nights.  

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