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April 4. We Might Actually Be Done

No sub-freezing temps anywhere in view, with rain on the way. Last night it was twenty degrees here and the rain barrel made a half-inch of black ice, and by noon it was still there but penciled. The surface on … Continue reading

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Fat Lady Can’t Find Maine

In spite of our recent setback at Moosehead, local ice continues to hang on. Megunticook’s edges are rotted out, but on Hosmer Pond and Maces Pond you can still walk right on to 12″ of hard ice. Nights below freezing … Continue reading

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Who’s Da Fools?

Another beautiful day in paradise. Moosehead Lake looked well recovered this morning, in spite of a bit of shell and slush around the edges. The surrounding ice was hard and wonderful. We had a nice downhill start and no sooner … Continue reading

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April, Fools Sailing

Tomorrow morning at 9:00, Kelly’s Landing, Greenville Junction. We’ll have a look, see if it’s sailable, and check at Rockwood as well. If the surface is no good we’ll push on to South Twin, which looks less wet today. The … Continue reading

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Spring Sailing

Slush, wonderful slush! Keep your eyes on South Twin. This coming Monday?

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Fat Lady Belts It Out on Pushaw, 3/26

> Two amazing days of full sun, full wind and hard ice. Yesterday it was balls to the wall racing top to bottom, lap after 15 mile lap. Today the wind were a bit less reliable so we just sailed … Continue reading

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Pushaw 3/25

Yes, there were some drain holes and rough spots: But boats are on the ice and coming back for another hundred miles tomorrow.

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