Sixteen below again this morning with a light No. West wind which cuts right through one. The sun has been out most of the day only a few clouds. The Mate with his men began today to cut the ice away around the stern of the ship and will continue all the way around as the weather warms up. The temperature has gone down to twenty four today. The Barometer is up to 30.36 now 5 P.M. and still rising.