Ice-out 2016: March 16 Ice-out 2015: April 21 Ice-out 2014: April 22 Ice-out 2013: April 06
Ice-out 2012: March 23
Ice-out 2011: April 17
Ice-out 2010: March 18
(Ice-out dates back to the Civil War
can be viewed by clicking on the W below.)
Cobbossee Ice-out Photos for 2016
Please share your 2016 photos with us! See our Lake Photos page as well.
Tenny's Narrows submitted by Sue Fairfield, March 17, 2016
Cobbossee Ice-out Photos 2013
Thanks again to Buddy Richards for supplying the following photos of Lake Cobbossee in April. It has been a long winter and we are ready for spring and summer! And in Buddy's words, "You asked for water and you shall have it." Amen to that! Goodbye winter!
Cobbossee Ice-out Photos 2012
Thanks to Buddy Richards for sharing the above ice-out photos with us. Buddy also sent along the comment that, "There is something exciting about watching and listening to ice-out on Cobbossee Lake. I have seen it and heard it many many times since 1963, but each time is always different and seems like the first time. When the ice finally disappears, I feel the lake is free and clean, and crisp, and ready for another season for all to enjoy. First come the fishermen, then the docks go in, the boats, the moorings, and next come the boaters, and all the rest of the lake enthusiasts. My neighbors call us boat people. Yea for the boat people!"
Well said, Buddy! Thanks again!
Ice-Out Archives 2009
The North Bay at 7:55 AM on April 11, 2009. No ice...no ice...no ice! Yes!!!
The Outlet at 9:07 AM.
5 Bridges at 8:55 AM.
Off the Woolworth Estate at 8:43 am with some ice showing.
Off Cuba Island at 9:11 AM with some ice still showing.
These photos were taken on April 10!
These two photos are from April 9th so it looks like ice-out will be soon!
8:47 on the evening of April 9, 2009.
And here is what the ice was like on April 5. Still looked some kind of thin and apparently ya'll got the blowtorches out to help Mother Nature!
2008 Photographs taken from the Commodore's front porch looking out toward the lighthouse. (Click on photos below for dates and times.)
And we all continue to wait! Going, Going......
Monday, April 21 at 5:49 pm.
Monday, April 21 at 6:17 pm.
How sweet it is!
Monday, April 21 at 6:17 pm.
2007 (Click on photos below for dates & additional info)
The next two photographs were taken on April 30, 2007.
And, here is a great sunrise over Lake Cobbosseecontee!
6:02 AM, April 24th. SUN! This is what we now need! Can you do a sun dance?
Do you recognize the following picture locations?
Take a guess, then click on the photo to see the actual location. All of these were taken on the afternoon of April 16, 2007. Ice out sure is later than 2006, but just how late is it? Any chance that ice-out will occur by Sunday, April 21? Some have informed us that it will be at least Monday before a general clearing takes place although your Commodore had earlier predicted sometime Sunday. What do you think?
How about we have an "ice-out contest" next year? Sound like a plan? Let us know at: