Category Archives: 2020 Season

Great Pond ON

Reports late this afternoon from skaters, blissfuly gliding through a half inch of dry powder, indicate that we’re primed for a good stretch of sailing with the next two days bringing big wind. Ryan Haskell found similar conditions at Unity … Continue reading

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Great Pond Update

Lee and Karin skated the big pond yesterday and had this good news to share: “Great Pond ice is thick and safe for skating and iceboating. We didn’t see any sketchy ice besides pressure ridges on a long skating tour … Continue reading

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Understand Ice?

Here’s a rather conventional shot of the decent ice on Sabattus. There are various patterns and colors, but nothing too dramatic. Best viewed on a computer, rather than a phone. That same ice, as seen from 1000′ feet up by … Continue reading

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Great Pond

We seem to have a nice band if ice between the coastal melt zone and the upland snow belt. Sabattus, Androscoggin, Great Pond and maybe Pushaw. Great Pond now has 5.5″ of older grey ice and 4″ of newer black. … Continue reading

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Sabattus In The Bag

Funny how things work out. When the MIT DN team had it’s first ever outing, it was on Sabattus Pond in 2015. Today, the kernel of a Northeastern University DN racing tam was planted in to the very same fertile … Continue reading

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