CMU’s Dave Schuberg and fishing buddies came up to the Island the first weekend in March. Fishing didn’t pan out too well. But they had a good time seeing the Island in winter and decided to measure the ice in the harbor.
Two holes were bored. The mouth of the harbor location (which has opened and closed several times during the winter due to wind and shifting ice) was 17 inches thick. The oldest ice, which forms early – near Bud Martin’s dock to across from the Post Office – was 26 inches thick.
Even with the amount of snow still with us thoughts are turning to spring. If wishes could start the melting process, we would see the ground again in a fraction of a second.
But the Islanders are carrying on with life! Plans are in place for the St. Patrick’s games next weekend, and this Sunday from 11 to 12:30, Glen Felixson will be serving up his famous Swedish pancakes at the Community Center. Along with the entertainment of watching Glen cook, the video of Glen recounting stories of life on the Island and on the Great Lakes will be screened.
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