ChipLakeNEWS InfoSheet

This InfoSheet is number: 1032

Summary: These are the dates of "Ice Out" as observed on East Grand Lake in Orient, ME.

As observed through 1999 in Peters Cove, Orient by the late Dr. Donald Ellis and from the Million Dollar View in Weston since 1999.

1940s

1940 3-May 1941 29-Apr 1942 29-Apr 1943 9-May 1944 5-May
1945 13-Apr 1946 26-Apr 1947 9-May 1948 26-Apr 1949 17-Apr

1950s

1950 30-Apr 1951 22-Apr 1952 30-Apr 1953 17-Apr 1954 1-May
1955 27-Apr 1956 3-May 1957 28-Apr 1958 25-Apr 1959 7-May

1960s

1960 4-May 1961 14-May •• 1962 10-May 1963 3-May 1964 2-May
1965 2-May 1966 24-Apr 1967 4-May 1968 25-Apr 1969 2-May

1970s

1970 2-May 1971 14-May •• 1972 10-May 1973 29-Apr 1974 2-May
1975 6-May 1976 22-Apr 1977 3-May 1978 9-May 1979 25-Apr

1980s

1980 23-Apr 1981 14-Apr 1982 1-May 1983 18-Apr 1984 1-May
1985 23-Apr 1986 21-Apr 1987 17-Apr 1988 20-Apr 1989 4-May

1990s

1990 27-Apr 1991 28-Apr 1992 5-May 1993 30-Apr 1994 5-May
1995 30-Apr 1996 25-Apr 1997 4-May 1998 18-Apr 1999 23-Apr

2000s

2000 9-Apr 2001 4-May 2002 19-April 2003 7-May 2004 28-Apr
2005 25 April 2006 6 April * 2007 2-May 2008 2-May 2009 25-April

2010s

2010 9-Apr 2011 28-Apr 2012  14-Apr 2013  22-Apr 2014  4-May
2015 1-May 2016 2017 2018 2019

* = Earliest on Record = 2006
•• = Latest on Record = 1961 & 1971

Have you ever wondered why or how there is often a berm or small hill around the shore of the lakes ... like a bulldozer has pushed up a dam along the shoreline.  The photos below show only an example of how that works ... for the larger berm to be formed the lake must be full and the icing conditions must be optimum. 

Bulldozing Ice  Rocks In Ice

Rock Dozing Ice

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