Category Archives: 2016 Season

Great Video

This one has it all: the travel: by jet from Holland, the heartbreak of the weather: rain and slush, the camaraderie: getting the boats down to the ice in spite of it all, and after all that, the sailing: Bantam … Continue reading

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Got Safety Gear?

We had a few dunkings early last season, and even though the mercury is struggling to get below forty here in Maine we will have ice eventually. It’s the perfect time to find your picks and throw line and make … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving, Plymouth Right On Schedule

Bryan Hitchcock made the drive and was rewarded with this: It’s only about 1/2″, but if it survives this warm but overcast weekend, it will get some freezing time next week. There’s a blip of warmth and rain mid-week, but … Continue reading

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Two Stern-Steerers For Sale

If these two boats aren’t sisterships, then they certainly are cousins. Both come from Rhode Island, both gaff rigged, and both have the same lovely hollow in the bow of the fuselage. The one below is located in Mass and … Continue reading

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serious ice !!!!……(in the puddles)

I love these cold november mornings……20 degrees at 7 AM…..The jungle telegraph has been tapping: Jory to Bill: “check the swamp! I’m trapped in Thanksgiving”…. Bill to Jory: “0.382 inches. Will probably blow out”…. Jory to Paul, an avid skater: … Continue reading

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Still Waiting

The ice on Plymouth Pond that Bryan Hitchcock found for us last week managed to survive the warm weather over Thanksgiving. The edges melted in places but they are now buttoned up again. By walking very lightly we were able … Continue reading

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Developments

The snow has indeed fallen on Lake Abenakis. But there is ice under it, and with the weather being above freezing as much as below, a surface could develop. We’ll know more when our Ice Ace checks it on Sunday. … Continue reading

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