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Cal Smith’s book and Doc Fellows papers

Llewellyn Howland’s excellent nautical book and ephemera catalog has a copy of Calhoun Smith’s book “Ice Boating”, 1962. It’s a beautiful book, with state of the art technical details as well as a rich discussion of ice boating history. The … Continue reading

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CIBC Spring Meeting Minutes

Thanks to new secretary Curtis Rindlaub, C Skeeter INDIGO, for putting together these minutes. Enjoy! Chickawaukee Ice Boat Club Spring meeting April 14, 2018 Damariscotta Lake Farm Inn Minutes by Curtis Rindlaub, secretary President Bill Buchholz summarized the season as … Continue reading

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Iceboat Project: Free

As they say, it might be free, but it aint gonna be cheap. This old Yankee is resting in Rochester, New Hampsire. Plank, masts, chocks, runners, no springboard, no sail. Contact Paul Denero: 603-770-3310 <fiddler_pad>

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NASA Ponders Drain Holes

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 8:56 – When NASA scientists come across something they say they’ve never seen before, it’s usually quite something. Last month, NASA’s Operation IceBridge, the agency’s annual flyover survey mission of Earth’s polar regions, came across a … Continue reading

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Furry Fat Lady Sings Encore

She sings it in French just so Frank and Denis will understand. There’s also a bit of confusion in the eyes of the furry soprano because there’s supposed to be a shadow somewhere that will indicate if spring has indeed … Continue reading

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She’s Sung

No one has accused the CIBC of not pushing conditions right to the limit. We’ve had some fabulous sails over the years on super marginal conditions. But today the limit pushed back. The plate took a hit from the sun … Continue reading

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Moosehead Ice

It ain’t pretty, but it’ll get ‘er done, as Dave says. Up close, there’s a thin layer of fresh snow in places but the sun will be working hard on that all day. Will be interesting to see how it … Continue reading

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