Category Archives: 2018 Season

Pushaw Lake ON

Pushaw has recovered from the weather scattershot of the previous week. Bob and Carl skated it yesterday and today, top to bottom and crossed the lake three times. Bob reports that the surface is wind whipped in places; enough to … Continue reading

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First Sail in Maine

Maces Pond, Rockport, has been frozen ever since the first cold snap a few weeks ago. Ice fishermen were drilling holes on it last weekend. But other local ice was coming and going, rotting and growing. It finally dawned on … Continue reading

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Alaska Earthquake Rocks Ice

A couple of guys have been sailing Lake Lucille near Anchorage for a couple of weeks now. Unfortunately the recent level seven earthquake not only damaged the roads leading to the lake, but the ice itself is no longer reliable. … Continue reading

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More Minnesota Ice

Yesterday these free skaters were ripping it up on Lake Winnebago. Apparently Minnesota is teeming with sailable ice right now. Winnebago is like a blend of Winnipeasaukee and Sebago but freezes earlier. There’s no snow in the forecast there, so … Continue reading

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ISA

The 2018 ISA, in postponement since last winter, has been tentatively called ON for next weekend December 6,7,8 at Battle Lake MN. This was the site of the previous ISA and is a terrific venue. Stand by for confirmation. We … Continue reading

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Plymouth Pond Today

At Plymouth now…noon on Saturday. Ice is tight to the shore with no obvious open water. Surface is horrible. 70% snow covered and windblown. In the good spots near the launch site there is 2 plus inches of hard ice … Continue reading

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Maine Ice

Just to keep the juices flowing, here’s a shot of the narrows on Damariscotta Lake, looking north. The ice is about 3/4”, and was strong enough to withstand the gusts of wind which caused it to heave up and down, … Continue reading

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