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By the looks of the pics at the bottom of this post, spring, and ice out may be here soon.  But then again, what do I know, I’ve never won the Ice Out Contest!

 

The Megunticook Lake Watershed Association is once again sponsoring an “Ice Out” contest.  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 year’s subscription to the Camden Herald.  The second best guess prize is a $50.00 gift certificate from Viking Lumber with area stores in Lincolnville, Warren, and Belfast.

“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.

When sending your entry please include your full name and contact number.  Get your entries in as soon as possible, after our recent warm-up the ice might not last long this year.  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, Dale Dougherty, will call “Ice Out”.

Good Luck!

Here’s a list of recent Ice-Out dates.

Ice-Out Dates- Megunticook Fish & Game Club     Ice-Out Dates- Megunticook Watershed Association      
YearDateYearDateYearDateTimeYearDateTime
1903March 23, 20191927April 14, 20191980April 8, 20182004April 17, 2018January 1, 1970
1904April 24, 20191928April 12, 20191981March 30, 20182005April 14, 2018January 1, 1970
1905April 20, 20191929April 16, 20191982April 20, 20182006March 28, 2018January 1, 1970
1906April 18, 20191930April 30, 20191983April 6, 20182007April 24, 2018January 1, 1970
1907April 24, 20191931April 12, 20191984April 20, 20182008April 17, 2018January 1, 1970
1908April 23, 20191932April 11, 20191985April 4, 20182009April 13, 2018January 1, 1970
1909April 15, 20191933April 10, 20191986April 6, 20182010March 19, 2018January 1, 1970
1910March 30, 20191934April 18, 20191987April 13, 20182011April 14, 2018January 1, 1970
1911April 25, 20191935April 21, 20191988April 9, 20182012March 19, 2018January 1, 1970
1912April 19, 20191936April 6, 20191989April 13, 20182013April 10, 2018January 1, 1970
1913April 26, 20191937April 19, 20191990April 7, 20182014April 15, 2018January 1, 1970
1914April 23, 20191938April 17, 20191991April 6, 20182015April 20, 2018January 1, 1970
1915April 25, 20191939April 30, 20191992April 21, 2018January 1, 19702016March 11, 2018January 1, 1970
1916April 16, 20191940April 29, 20191993April 23, 2018January 1, 19702017April 12, 2018January 1, 1970
1917April 23, 20191941April 16, 20191994April 16, 2018January 1, 19702018April 12, 2019January 1, 1970
1918April 24, 20191942April 16, 20191995April 3, 2018January 1, 1970
1919April 25, 20191943April 22, 20191996April 12, 2018January 1, 1970
1920April 21, 20191944April 24, 20191997April 20, 2018January 1, 1970
1921March 25, 20191945April 3, 20191998March 31, 2018January 1, 1970
1922April 12, 20191946April 2, 20191999March 30, 2018January 1, 1970
1923April 25, 20191947April 17, 20192000April 1, 2018January 1, 1970
1924April 19, 20191948April 4, 20192001April 25, 2018January 1, 1970
1925April 12, 20191949April 6, 20192002March 29, 2018January 1, 1970
1926May 2, 20191950April 19, 20192003April 20, 2018January 1, 1970