A daily journal concerning Lake Vermilion and surrounding areas.
Selected real estate, notes, stories, musings, and anecdotes.

April 19, 2007

Boathouse ice Ice Out 2007, Installment 3.

It looks like we’re going to take another run at it.

The recent cold snapette has ended and we are once again converting ice to water.

One of the obvious and tell-tale indicators of ice quality is the ice color. The Lake Vermilion ice pack has started to darken. The winter whiteness has started to change to a light charcoal grey. The ice against the shore edges has, once again, started to recede. The sun exposed north shorelines have a head start on other areas of the lake. There is the suggestion of rain within a couple of days and that will accelerate the melt.

Stay tuned for the eventual conclusion of “Ice Out 2007”.


  1. Where was the picture taken from?

    Comment by Chuck — April 19, 2007 @ 3:42 pm

  2. The photo was taken in an older wet boathouse on the west end of Lake Vermilion, namely Head of the Lakes Bay. The photo was taken the day of the post.

    Comment by Bill — April 20, 2007 @ 6:28 am

  3. ahh, i see now. When i looked at it the first time, i thought it was an aerial view of an island. Strange how perspective can change…

    Comment by Chuck — April 20, 2007 @ 1:36 pm

  4. hey Bill,
    I don’t see your name on “Guess the ice out date” – or did you use a pen name?

    Comment by Anonymous — April 22, 2007 @ 8:49 pm

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