The boat has been uncovered, registered and launched in the Lake. I have had the pleasure of making a few rounds in the boat and watch as the ice slowly disappears. As of noon today (04/09/13) I was able to travel from the East/West Dams all the way through Chaney Narrows and through the narrow passage between Lutz Island and the Young’s Neck. There is still a large section of ice on the lake Young’s Neck and Bailey Bridge. I am in hopes that with this rain and wind it will be open later this afternoon or tomorrow.
Monday was a beautiful day and I was able to hand out my first “Life Jacket Pin” of the year. A young family was out in their boat enjoying the spring weather. As I was keeping an eye on the ice I decided to take a stroll on Crane Island to see if there was any goose nesting activity. To my surprise, not only are they beginning to make their nests, but I found one with an egg in it already. Some of the geese are getting very territorial and had no problem sizing me up.
Hobbs Pond went out on April 08, 2013
Postscript- Ice-Out on Megunticook Lake was at 4:55 PM on April 10, 2013
Post Post Script- Ice-Out on Norton Pond was at 12:15 PM on April 11, 2013