Some Ice Fishing On Alton Bay, Lake Winnipesaukee, NH, January 24, 2016 — BUT Laken Is Not All Frozen.
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Some ice fishing bob houses and activity on Alton Bay, Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire on Sunday, January 25, 2016. But no vehicles on the ice let alone any planes!
Exactly a week ago this area of the Bay was devoid of any bob houses. Those these have been pushed out just this last week. Nothing compared to this time last year — when we had the runway in place.
Lake Winnipesaukee definitely not frozen totally, i.e., no ice-in as yet. Temperatures over the next 3 days are going to be above freezing during the day. Also supposed to get RAIN on Tuesday. That will definitely hinder any serious icing.
So this could be the 4th year, since they started keeping records some 170 years ago, that Lake Winnipesaukee hasn’t totally frozen over and ALL of these four instances have been as of 2001!
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Two Irresistible Adult Toys From Hammacher Schlemmer — Mamod Steamroller & Remote Controlled Fishing.
I get e-mails from Hammacher Schlemmer few times a week — though I am NOT a customer. I think they are working on the assumptions that one of these days I will crack. Yes, sometimes it is torture. I really would like these two toys. The remote-controlled boat would be a HOOT at our lake, Halfmoon, in the Summer.
I have seen toy working steamrollers. They are cute — though I am not sure whether they are $250 cute. I still have a steam powered Titanic I got my son Matthew 15 years ago. That was fun. You burned alcohol.
Just wanted to share these with you in case you don’t get the e-mails like I do.
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…by Anura Guruge
Deanna, whose father was a lobsterman, is from Cushing, Maine. Rockland, ME, with its rather nice (but unbecomingly snobbish) Farnsworth Art Museum (associated with the Wyeth’s), is the nearest town to. So over the last 10 years I have got to know Rockland quite well. We hadn’t been there in a few years until yesterday. Deanna had a family ‘thing’ so the girls and I had an hour on our hands. So I took them to the Breakwater Lighthouse. It would be the first time Teischan, six, had walked to it. It was a beautiful day. We weren’t dressed for it, but it wasn’t that cold. [Deanna ‘knew’ the elder Wyeth and her aunt is ‘Siri‘ that he painted.]
There was an intriguing mirage affect on the islands. See the first two pictures. Pretty cool. They looked like they were floating.
The breakwater is 4,300′ (7/8 mile) long. They started work on the breakwater in 1881 and finished it 8 years later.
They brought the huge slabs of granite (I think) from Vinalhaven by ferry. They used a total of 730,000 tons. In the 1880s it cost $750,000!
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