Ice in Maine 2/2

Tom Childs reports from Lake Sebago that Pump House bay is like a plate of polished granite. He’s calling it a 10+ and gone to heaven. No word on how far out it goes; the main body is not frozen yet. But the bay is at least as big as Chickawaukee. Don? Dennis? Paul?

And our Canadian buddy Denis Guertin sailed Moosehead Lake today and send this video:

With the light winds they weren’t able to cover all those beautiful miles of ice, but from the images he sent it appears to be as nice as what we sailed today on Chicky. Which, by the way, was an absolute iceapalooza with twenty five boats short reaching back and forth across Chickie’s belt in a moderate southwesterly. The object was to not kill or be killed, and everybody won! Some people were freaked out with all the traffic, but a natural flow was established and the heightened intensity brought about by the high velocity close proximity sharpened the senses and guaranteed that you needed to pay attention. So much chaos in the end develops order. There must be a rule in physics about that…

There will be boats back at Chicky tomorrow, but your correspondent along with his trusty sidekick will explore Damariscotta, setting up at 11:00. Join us if you want.

Moosehead is penciled in for Monday depending on how close this storm passes.

Small piece of the fleet at Robert’s Beach today. Welcome to the three hard travelers from Maryland. I hope you get that busted headstay fixed in the morning!

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