I doff my wooly cap to Mark Engelhardt for sharing this creative concept for how to cross the lake if/when the ice tightens from shore-to-shore. A Lake Champlain saw blade driven ice sled ferry service?!?! (Learn more about this unique ice transportation solution … [Read more...] about Saw Blade Driven Ice Sled: Viable Midwinter Ferry Alternative?
Let me start by saying that we don’t have a duck pond. We have a lake. Lake Champlain. And although it pains me slightly to say it, we also don’t have any ducks. Not personally, at least. Lake Champlain, on the other hand, has plenty of ducks. And when the lake freezes and the … [Read more...] about Duck Pond Foibles
Lake Champlain Frozen 9 Years Ago Longtime Essex summer resident John Lynch saw last week's post about Lake Champlain freezing over for the first time since March 2007, and it inspired him to pass along these photographs that he shot one sunny day almost nine years ago during … [Read more...] about Lake Champlain Frozen, Flashback to March 2005
I often hear Essex friends and neighbors reminiscing about the "old days" when Lake Champlain froze solid every year. Those days were well chronicled in now yellowing photographs, skaters populating the foreground and an ice shanty village dotting the frozen horizon. Ice fishing … [Read more...] about Lake Champlain Freezing Over