Author Archives: Lloyd Roberts

End of Season on Damariscotta Monday Mar 13

The Whizzes, racing DN’s, freight train trailers, and most distant out of towners were gone leaving the faithful to enjoy light air and civilized temperatures for a change. We wore out the nice stretch of ice in the center of … Continue reading

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Maine DN Championship Regatta March 12 Reminder

The Maine Championship will run on DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME. “Spring Forward” and set your clocks ahead. It was 30F in the sun here Saturday despite near zero temp. — This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. … Continue reading

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Last gasp sail on Damariscotta

At least a couple of us will hit the lowish grade ice (maybe smoothed somewhat by two days of sun and wind) on Dammy Monday in the face of modest forecast winds in case this is the end of season. … Continue reading

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Damariscotta Report

Our “Magic Lake” is still intact right up to the beach at the Damariscotta Farm Loop. Three of us sailed it today, Friday Mar 3. Some of the magic is gone. The surface is a charitable 4-5, rough but tolerable … Continue reading

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Dammy Drive By

A turn around the Damariscotta Farm loop shows snow as far as the eye can see with recent 4 wheeler tracks in maybe 1/2 foot of snow without visible slush even in the tracks. A marked contrast to Chickawaukee which … Continue reading

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Suggestions for first iceboat article concerning boat types matching owner needs & style.

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What kind of Iceboat?

John Eastman gave a bunch of Gambit rides to non ice boaters these last days of great ice. He likes to do this and gets a gold star for ice boating public relations. Some of the passenger/sailors, after 15 -20 … Continue reading

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