Bob Lombardo and his fellow skater Carl skated Pushaw Lake on Sunday and are there again today…Bob reports that the lake is fully frozen with 3” of slush ice giving a fairly good surface. Tonight’s deep freeze of single-digit temperatures should make it safe for careful iceboating on Tuesday. This lake has such good memories from last season.
Our Plymouth Pond spy, Lorrie Nichols, reports that the pond is fully frozen, is walkable, and has a thin snow cover.
For black ice, Pemaquid Pond is smoothly and newly frozen, and may be usable for Wednesday sailing. I will be checking thickness there Tuesday morning, and will try to post a report in the evening.
Bill Buchholz is down at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. teaching iceboat construction, so we’re a bit on our own here in Midcoast Maine….I know that if Bill were here, at this very moment we’d be driving to Pushaw to check it out for tomorrow, possibly spending the night there….Tomorrow’s forecast is an iceboater’s dream: sun and hatfuls of wind!