About 4.- A. M. got under way having drifted almost up Shift Rudders Bay, worked in shore + working northward through slack ice + small pools passed Shelter River at 9.- A. M.
Just beyond here stopped by the ice.
Lay to all day simply keeping the R- from being closed in by the ice. Drifted slowly northward with the ice on the ebb, opening out Black Cape, then with the flood set south again + passed into the loose ice near north shore Lincoln B-. in order to hold what we had gained.
For the evening butted out into a larger open lake which remained off the mouth of the Bay to lie for the night.
A fine calm sunny day.