Recovery of DN Ice boat from Lake
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM .... 25 January 2008
Irony: Brand new Boston Sail ...
first and last day it was used!
DN ice boat which broke through the ice
Obstacles: One mile of
trail, one mile of river ice of varying depth to cover; cold, brisk
wind; and new snow storm.
Results: Excellent! The
ice boat was recovered with little damage and no one broke through the
ice ... but the sail was lost.
Suggested tools and Staff:
At least six tough men ... Woody, Jim, Jon, Dale, Mike and Steve
Light weight duck boat ... OK,
we screwed up here royally ... but at least we didn't have to float the
Couple chain saws
Several ice chippers
Ice depth gauge
Rope (both for recovery of the DN ice
boat and for harnessing the "dog" team; plus, safety rope trailing
behind duck boat)
Poles with hooks (firmly fastened)
Extra set of dry clothes and
boots ... not needed
Camera ... the photos below were scanned from glossy photos taken with
a disposable camera. A few photos partially obscured by mitten.
PS: If you haven't anything better to do ... look at my new
Self portrait of a genus!
Final resting place ... sail sandwiched between two layers of ice.
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