Wednesday 30th Jany. 1805. Some Cloudy. Sergt Gass Sent up the River to an other bluff in order to look for another kind of Stone that would not Split with heat he brought one home & het it found it was the Same kind of the other as soon as it was hot it bursted asunder So we Gave up that plan.—
Wednesday 30th. I went up the river and found another kind of stones, which broke in the same manner: so our batteaux and periogues remained fast in the ice.