The Megunticook Lake Watershed Association is sponsoring an “Ice Out” contest for Megunticook Lake. The person who guesses closest to date and time the ice goes out on Megunticook Lake will win a $100.00 gift certificate from Maine Sport and a years subscription to the Camden Herald. Second prize is a $50.00 check from the Association. “Ice Out” is called when a boat can navigate in open water from the outlet dams to the Ken Bailey Bridge where Norton Pond empties into the lake. Contestants can send their entries to LakeWarden@Megunticook.org or P.O. Box 443, Camden ME 04843. It is suggested that entries be in before midnight March 15, 2014; but if you are a gambling sort we will accept entries up to 24 hours from the Ice-Out time. Please, one entry per person. Our Lake Warden, Justin Twitchell, will call “Ice Out”. When sending your entry please include your full name and contact number. Good Luck!

Here’s a list of past Ice-Out dates and a few pics from last year:

1980 8-Apr 1997 April 20 (11:20 a.m.)
1981 30-Mar 1998 March 31 (12:30 p.m.)
1982 20-Apr 1999 March 30 (4:22 p.m.)
1983 6-Apr 2000 April 1 (6:25 p.m.)
1984 20-Apr 2001 April 25 (5:38 a.m.)
1985 4-Apr 2002 March 29 (10:45 a.m.)
1986 6-Apr 2003 April 20 (3:00 p.m.)
1987 13-Apr 2004 April 17 (12:35 p.m.)
1988 9-Apr 2005 April 14 (4:00 p.m.)
1989 13-Apr 2006 March 28 (5:30 p.m.)
1990 7-Apr 2007 April 24 (11:45 a.m.)
1991 6-Apr 2008 April 17 (6:34 p.m.)
1992 April 21 (4:30 p.m.) 2009 April 13 (2:40 p.m.)
1993 April 23 (8:15 a.m.) 2010 March 19 (5:02 p.m.)
1994 April 16 (10:44 a.m.) 2011 April 14 (9:50 a.m.)
1995 April 3 (6:05 p.m.) 2012 March 19 (1:25 p.m.)
1996 April 12 (7:50 p.m.) 2013 April 10, 2013 (4:55 P.M.)
(Earliest ice out: March 19: 2010 and 2012)
(Latest Ice Out: May 2, 1926 and 1939)