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Bob MacEwen and Joel Tompkins romped around Muscongus Bay today. His report:

I sailed at Vannah Rd today with one of my eighty year old friends, Joel Tomkins. He built his own Cheapskate and sailed it today for only the second time.The first time was last Saturday at the farm on Damariscotta. The conditions were excellent today with at least grade 6 ice and steady 7 to 10 mph NW winds. We sailed from 10AM until 3PM when the wind quit. The launch could only be done at the west end of the causeway where there was about fifty feet of shoreline with attached ice. The ramp is not useable with a good 10 feet of water from the shore to any ice. I sailed out as far as the cove with the red shed where ate lunch last a week or so ago. There were open cracks further north so I did not venture any further. The ice up to that point was hard and without any open cracks or pressure ridges. Tomorrow will probably be the last day if anyone wants to sail there. I am planning to sail at Chicawaukee tomorrow. I am guessing that you will be launching at the public beach and not at Lloyd’s house. (correct, ed.) God I love this sport!

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