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Sunday February 28, 2010
06:54 PM

Geez! You can't even sit next to the fire to warm up! You'd just be a puddle in the morning !


Sunday February 28, 2010
04:30 PM

If you have been wondering why I haven't been around lately, well, you see, I decided the other night to be a little bold and walk where the ice was a little thin and I know I should've known better and all but being that I am a snowman I think that I can get away with more things. Like I tried tip toeing along thinking that the ice wouldn't remember that someone was walking on it and then I heard this loud cracking sound and down I went. Luckily, I pulled myself out, but I sure won't be doing that any time soon. I got soaking wet and my friend Mr Squirrel, well he was just too busy sitting on the bird feeder eating his corn to come to my aid, so he just let me sit there freezing cold while he rubbed it in that I should've known better. But, I decided to forgive him cause most of the time he does pull for me and in a snowman's world there is only room for love. Frosty


Sunday February 28, 2010
04:27 PM

Where is Smokey when you need him ??


Sunday February 28, 2010
04:26 PM

From the narrows camera it looks like these guys didn't heed the heads up?? Two 4 wheelers and a shack not more than 100 feet from a big gaping hole ?? Hello ????


Sunday February 28, 2010
04:12 PM

Kittery, Maine Well, it seems that my mother's house got a loud bang the other, one which made it on the channel 6 news. My dad planted a blue spruce years ago when I was a little girl. It blew over the other night, laying itself across the right side of the house, knocking off the power box. As neighbors who do tree service came by to help, so didn't the news crew and got some footage. The house is white with black shutters and it just so happens that my mother and brother were sitting in the living room on that side of the house that evening. I am thankful as I think of the size of that tree that it did not make an inside visit and that no one was hurt. Janylee


Sunday February 28, 2010
09:38 AM

THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP. MY SON TOM AND SOME OF HIS MERCHANT MARINE SHIPMATES WERE COMING TO THE FAMILY CAMP AT STEADMAN'S LANDING FOR A FEW DAYS OF ICE FISHING WHILE THEY WERE OFF THE SHIP BUT HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE AND WAIT FOR EARLY SPRING BOAT FISHING. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND LOOK FOR THE SUN.

DICK HARVEY FARMINGTON, MAINE harvey302@msn.com


Saturday February 27, 2010
05:38 PM

From The Narrow's. Most of the ice fishing shacks were taken off the lake today. It might be a good thing to get all others off Sunday? The temps are above frezing and it does not look good for fishing in the near future.The best place seems to be Muccis'. Be Careful as Bog brook is overflowing,Open water at the shore lines. A lot of slush everwhere. Steve


Friday February 26, 2010
10:26 AM

From the Narrow's. Lot's of slush on the ice. The sleds and 4 weelers may get you stick. The water is rising and there is opened water in the Narrows. You can see it, if Mike puts it up on Borestone webcam today. They are not plowing the dirt camp roads as they are soft as the frost is coming out of the ground and do not want to stave them up . If you are going on the ice be careful along the shore lines as the water is on the rise. Steve


Thursday February 25, 2010
06:55 PM

Oh and BOB, Mountains is having a sale on July Sweatshirts, raincoats and goulashes...and your bikini should be red. hee hee we love you KJ@187


Thursday February 25, 2010
06:50 PM

Sorry BOB, we noticed when we were up there this past weekend, the ice in front of your camp was 6 feet thick so no ice out for you.... TC187


Thursday February 25, 2010
06:22 PM

I expect Ice Out to be very early... 4/2 instead of 4/24 like last year.

Gonna be a wicked hot summer too... no more sweat shirts in July!!

Perfect sunny days.. gettin my bathing suit ready as we speak... yellow or red?

Bob


Thursday February 25, 2010
05:15 PM

Ice not very thick only 16" perhaps an early ice out?


Thursday February 25, 2010
10:05 AM

his tombstone will read: He died doing what he loved doing; going fast. that will be a real comfort to friends and family. smokey


Wednesday February 24, 2010
09:29 PM

Snow sled marriage - see that? http://www.5lakeslodge.com/webcam.asp -MM


Wednesday February 24, 2010
08:14 PM

Thanks Mike ! Up and running @ 8:11 PM


Tuesday February 23, 2010
08:42 PM

O M G -- Not RSD -- Watch your back, Smokey will be calling ya!


Tuesday February 23, 2010
08:04 PM

I'm the guy who rode the the sled in Tim's Cove at 100 M.P.H. on the Ice. I had no idea that this was going to be such a big hairy deal. I was mistaken, the sled was not a Polaris it was an Arctic cat 800cc "Snow Pro" F8. sorry, My error. I've yet to win the Darwin award, like "Sparky" I'll keep trying. I'm no sled expert, I should have the sled's Owner log on to describe this machine in more detail. Yes it was loud with the H.P. pipe on it. What hair I still have is not always in place, acting My age has never been My clame to fame, I'm 51 Hey 9:14 a.m. Yes! Maine has no speed limits for this stuff, I was suprised to learn. The is the sled in it's stock form http://www.snowgoer.com/output.cfm?id=1955935

R.S.D.


Tuesday February 23, 2010
07:22 PM

Hey Smokey, what was your friends name, Sparkey ??


Tuesday February 23, 2010
07:17 PM

Snowmobiles at 120+ mph - nature's way of getting rid of fools.


Tuesday February 23, 2010
05:40 PM

F8 is that a Polaris or an Artic Cat ????


Tuesday February 23, 2010
04:44 PM

and to our TC friend on the sled, I only have one thing to say:

"You Lucky stiff!"

and I hope the thing was LLOOUUDD!

I know 60 on a doo! hmmmm... 100 on a sled...

"Friends don't let their friends die with their hair in place"


Tuesday February 23, 2010
04:38 PM

Hey:

Tuesday February 23, 2010 03:54 PM

Cuz they would be in jail... at least in our day, the cops and even our parents had a sense of humor...

I think a lot of the cops would slap their head and say "Why didn't I think of that?"

Life is not meant to be perfectly smooth, with your hat in place, you skid to the grave and yell, lets do it again!


Tuesday February 23, 2010
03:54 PM

Why can't they be like we were Perfect in every way Oh what's the matter with kids today?

:) CD


Tuesday February 23, 2010
03:10 PM

How about some ice drag racing this weekend? I will be there.


Tuesday February 23, 2010
03:07 PM

Nothing better than a fast sled on sebec lake.


Tuesday February 23, 2010
03:05 PM

SPEED IS GOOD !


Tuesday February 23, 2010
03:02 PM

Sorry Troll and CD, I was there and witnessed it you weren't... If you saw the trek from point A to point B where he was...it was sooo smoooth...much like the rest of the lake...it was awesome....


Tuesday February 23, 2010
02:31 PM

Trust me, this event never happend - troll.


Tuesday February 23, 2010
02:28 PM

Right! 100 mph is only 146.6 feet per second. What could go wrong at that speed on a lake with expansion cracks and lifts that are often difficult to see till you're right on top of them. CD


Tuesday February 23, 2010
11:59 AM

Regarding the 100mph ride, you all seem confused...It was on a snowmobile on the snow free flat lake and there was no one in the area so everyone relax...he had fun, just a quick blast to get the feel...his tightly woven winter hat blew off at 90mph...too funny.


Tuesday February 23, 2010
11:50 AM

a friend of mine use to zip around on his rice rocket back in the early 90's. One day he passed me on the road like a blur. He must have been going 110 115. When I saw him later I asked him why he found it necessary to go so fast. He looked at me and with a straight face said, listen, if I'm goin 55 and someone hits me I'm dead anyway so I might as well do a hundred. He was serious. He obviously did not consider the danger he presented to other motorists. I just shook my head and said nevermind. One day the fire dept will be hosing your remains off the road. smokey


Tuesday February 23, 2010
11:16 AM

Smokey might ask Mike for your IP address - then the game is up.


Tuesday February 23, 2010
10:16 AM

I wouldn't send a video, Smokey might seize it as evidence !!


Tuesday February 23, 2010
09:15 AM

We need photos and/or a video of this event.


Tuesday February 23, 2010
09:14 AM

studs&carbide wear rods!!!!


Tuesday February 23, 2010
07:36 AM

Maybe he's trying to win a "Darwin Award".


Tuesday February 23, 2010
07:17 AM

Try harder on your storytelling - not very believeable.


Tuesday February 23, 2010
07:15 AM

On bare ice?


Monday February 22, 2010
09:17 PM

Went into camp this week end, in Tim's cove. Our friend and neighbor encouraged Me to take His Polaris "F8" for a blast. Not a stock machine 170 h.p. clutch work, engine porting, the list goes on. I have only ridden one once or twice years ago. This Machine is the quickest thing I have ever ridden! Like a bottle rocket! From the west shore of Tim's cove out to the markers 100 M.P.H. in the blink of an eye,then My hat blew off. I was not interested in Going to it's top speed of 120+ Speed kills ...but only sometimes.

Please don't tell "Smokey"


Monday February 22, 2010
04:13 PM

Darrell from Brewer, Most camp roads in Bowerbank are clear of ice/snow if they have been plowed at some time. Went by eight the other day. Looks good from the main road. Lake ice is wet on top today. Wouldn't go out there with something heavy (hummer, bradley, or 600 lb ice hut). Walking with a life vest on would be good.


Monday February 22, 2010
04:03 PM

That's Steve's call -Mike


Monday February 22, 2010
03:21 PM

I certainly enjoyed the camera angle that used to show he big lake, Canoodalin and Borestone better than the current one that shows brown grass and bare rocks. :-)

Gil


Monday February 22, 2010
08:49 AM

I'm ready to come for my yearly ice fishing at Fire Rd 8 Rockledge Rd. I stay at Gary Smiths camp. I/we never catch fish,if so we put them carefully back. I would appreciate ANY info/advice concerning the road and ice conditions before this weekend.Thanks Darrell in Brewer,Maine ( raised in Milo,local guy )


Monday February 22, 2010
07:59 AM

Went into camp this weekend. ABS really kicking in down the big hill then all ice shaped much like slot car racing as someone had been in after rain and rutted it up then it snowed...you get the rest. Saturday was beautiful, out on ice all day watching a friend fish, caught 2 and set them free. Cracked first beer at 9:30am. Isn't that what you do when you ice fish?? Sunday, windy and light snow, sooo pretty on the lake. Put chains on the FJ to climb out, but would have made it without them. We checked a bunch of other camps along Tim's Cove...all is well. Only 2 more months 'til we open up for the season!! KJ TC187


Sunday February 21, 2010
08:50 AM

Still Very Cool down here this morning, only 54 ! But the sun is shining and we expect mid 70's later today.. I think I'll get the boat cleaned up for tomorrow. See Ya Frosty ! RG. Apopka, Fl.


Saturday February 20, 2010
04:33 PM

Frosty's hanging on to "thin ice" but he is still here. Did you see me today? I went ice skating. And I saw my reflection, and I said to myself, "Frosty, I think you are a poor excuse for a snowman," and then I said, "but I still love you" :) Awe...Frosty


Saturday February 20, 2010
11:16 AM


Saturday February 20, 2010
11:10 AM

why isn't anyone playing hockey out there. or broom ball?? take advantage of the smooth ice.


Saturday February 20, 2010
08:46 AM

Steve, great report and beautiful images this morning. You got me looking for the NOAA temperature outlook. From the NOAA group at Caribou:

http://www.weather.gov/climate/temp_range.php?wfo=car&site=171975&lead=1&level=99

Average Temperature Outlook for DOVER-FOXCROFT (issued in February 2010) suggests that during Mar-Apr-May 2010:

There is an approximately equal ( 49.0%) chance that the temperature will be higher than the climatological median* of 39.0 Deg F, and an approximately equal (51.0%) chance that the temperature will be lower than the climatological median*.

*The median value means that during the present climatological reference period (1971-2000), half of the years (50%) temperature was greater than the median and in the other half (50%) less than that.

National temperature outlook is here: http://www.weather.gov/climate/l3mto.php

-Mike


Saturday February 20, 2010
08:17 AM

From the Narrow's. The ice is under water. Look at the Borestone webcam and you can see the water to the left by the big tree. "Ice out" Very windy this morning. The dirt roads are posted . The frost is coming out of the ground. Frost heaves on the road to town. Mud in the dirt roads late by the P.M.but it freezes at night.Could this be a sign of an early spring? Steve


Friday February 19, 2010
11:58 PM

I am sticking with my ice out prediction - 4/27/2010, 10:34AM

-GW


Friday February 19, 2010
08:56 PM

Re mulitiple entries - click submit one time and be patient. Takes a little time to register on this old setup. -MM


Friday February 19, 2010
08:55 PM

Steve, I didn't see the ice-boat on the webcam. Guess we missed it. As we haven't been saving the image history from you place we have lost them to the ether. -MM


Friday February 19, 2010
07:55 PM

Nope, Smokey won't have to bother cause the ice craft will only have one or two sheets up.

"Three sheets to the wind" is over the limit. :) E


Friday February 19, 2010
06:45 PM

Smokey will be out to arrest that speeding "Ice Craft"! I wonder if it will be alchohol related ??


Friday February 19, 2010
03:34 PM

Ice Out 4/2 Ready for a HOT SUMMER

Bob


Friday February 19, 2010
11:42 AM

So when is it gonna Snow ??


Friday February 19, 2010
10:49 AM

From the Narrows. An ice sailing craft keeps going through the Narrows at a high rate of speed .Mike you may have it on one of the webcams I got a picture of it but have no way of putting it on the site. Strong wind today at the lake. Steve


Friday February 19, 2010
10:03 AM

ice out 4/18


Friday February 19, 2010
07:27 AM

ice out:

4/27/10


Thursday February 18, 2010
03:56 PM

Are we experiencing some issues with redundancy ??

1:59 & 10:36 ????

If it looks like it isn't printing, just hit F5 and it will show it on the page.

Right Touge Master ?


Thursday February 18, 2010
02:41 PM

what is the object on the ice to the left of the flagpole shown at 2:36 PM. looks like something went thru the ice.


Thursday February 18, 2010
01:59 PM

Togue master


Thursday February 18, 2010
01:59 PM

Togue master


Thursday February 18, 2010
01:59 PM

Togue master


Thursday February 18, 2010
10:36 AM

when do we see star cam?

on clear nights?

is there an announcement?


Thursday February 18, 2010
10:36 AM

when do we see star cam?

on clear nights?

is there an announcement?


Thursday February 18, 2010
10:26 AM

Touge Master or Togue master??


Thursday February 18, 2010
10:20 AM

What made him go private with the schoodic lake web cam. I was a great thing to have. Any way of contacting him Touge master


Thursday February 18, 2010
08:55 AM

That wasn't me but whomever is right. However I have had the thought of putting a wireless camera on a rover and let it drive around the lake... :) -Mike


Thursday February 18, 2010
07:05 AM

The castle would be a white dot from the Narrows. Be thankful for what your have. :)


Thursday February 18, 2010
04:48 AM

too bad you cant put the cam on the flag pole so we can see the castle bask in the AM sunshine.

such a shame . . .


Wednesday February 17, 2010
06:52 PM

RG sent me a more complete Bangor daily news report from the time that says the car was let back into the lake after they finished the recovery. So...car still there? -Mike


Wednesday February 17, 2010
04:27 PM

Bodies recovered from the narrows. Thanks for clearing that up Mike. I stand corrected on the details of that story.

R.S.D.


Wednesday February 17, 2010
04:26 PM

Bodies recovered from the narrows. Thanks for clearing that up Mike. I stand corrected on the details of that story.

R.S.D.


Wednesday February 17, 2010
12:42 PM

I like the new angle on the Borestone Webcam - it looks very cozy - in a sub-zero kinda way. Cheers from Savannah, Georgia!


Wednesday February 17, 2010
08:41 AM

Schoodic Lake webcam - the owner made it private. -M


Wednesday February 17, 2010
08:19 AM

yippppeeeee no snow on the lake. looks like we'll make a trek up to Tim's Cove this weekend!! 4 x 4, chains and get that wood stove roaring.


Wednesday February 17, 2010
07:50 AM

What happened to the Schoodic Lake webcam it is gone Touge master


Tuesday February 16, 2010
10:32 PM

Next day they recovered the car and bodies:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=r8YgAAAAIBAJ&sjid=omoFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4966,233942&hl=en

-M


Tuesday February 16, 2010
05:21 PM

Heavy wet snow in N.E. Mass. is coming your way!


Tuesday February 16, 2010
12:48 PM

Oh my...I opened (scrolled down) to that lovely picture of snow capped trees near Greeley's Landing. Makes me think of three lines from Robert Frost's, "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening," The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep,... Wishin I wez theya


Tuesday February 16, 2010
11:20 AM


Tuesday February 16, 2010
11:08 AM

Ain't neva seen a frog jump so vertakle afore this picha, shoar looks like he's hangin from a line ta me


Tuesday February 16, 2010
09:37 AM

HEY Sunday February 14, 2010 08:36 PM

I looked at that picture #26. what a riot, that frog is fully stretched out in a jump...good catch...pardon the pun...


Tuesday February 16, 2010
09:34 AM

WOW, leave it to Mike...nice job...and oh so sad...what an aweful way to perish...

hey Mike...do you have two cameras now?..your driveway? forgive me if you've explained and I've been absent from reading all posts...


Tuesday February 16, 2010
08:25 AM

Diver to Search for Bodies in Sebec Lake - Lewiston Evening Journal

Dover-Foxcroft, Jan 4 [1937] AP

A strong current racing through the Sebec lake "narrows" today delayed officials in their search for bodies of a mother and son believed drowned when their automobile broke through thin ice.

Officers expressed opinion the surge of the current might hamper efforts of a diver to locate the bodies of Mrs Gertrude Wiles, 63 and Carroll Wiles, 30 both of this town. The mother and son went to their lake camp Saturday and have not been seen since.

Deputies sheriff found a hole in the ice yesterday large enough to have been made by an automobile. Grapplers found flecks of tan paint on their grapples. The Wiles car was painted tan.

Sheriff Thomas Foulkes said a film of gasoline was noticable on the water near a spot called the narrows where the lake is 50 feedt deep.

Mrs. Wiles' aged moother, Mrs. Elizabeth Dunham, and a sister, Miss Marcia Dunham, and Wiles' two motherless children lived with the pair here.

- Posted by Mike

Google is amazing - source: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=maw0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=rGkFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6686,208794&dq=sebec+lake&hl=en


Tuesday February 16, 2010
08:04 AM

6:02 PM, Ayuh, 'scuse me, I leave the area for a few months and my nunckiation slips a bit. :)


Monday February 15, 2010
09:26 PM


Monday February 15, 2010
06:02 PM

That's "Clahks" cove.


Monday February 15, 2010
02:42 PM

Clark Cove is West of Newell Cove? By the Warpler compound?


Monday February 15, 2010
01:45 PM

Location of Clark Cove: From Greeley's head toward Sebec Village (on the lake of course). About 1/4 mile before Ram Island take a sharp left (north). When your boat, snowmobile, or ATV hits the shore you should be in Clark Cove.


Sunday February 14, 2010
08:36 PM

Steve, Did you ever see the Frog in Picture # 26 in your 1890 album? If you look @ the photo closely you can see fishing line leading to a frog in the forefront of the picture. RG. PS.. I still don't see the Trout ??


Sunday February 14, 2010
07:08 PM

FYI; There is an interesting write up on "Peavey" as well as other log haulers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screw-propelled_vehicle

RG.


Sunday February 14, 2010
12:47 PM

Where is Clark Cove?


Saturday February 13, 2010
11:17 AM

Further info on Clark Cove and log hauling: Paddling a kayak along the shore of Clark Cove will lead you to a system of "crib works" used to load logs on to sledges or sleds for transport to Greeleys. Many were birch logs for the spool mill in Foxcroft. While the crib work area is privately owned, I hope the owner leaves it intact.


Saturday February 13, 2010
10:48 AM

Where are all of the fisherman? looks like a great day to be on the ice..spose they are all over at Schoodic Lake for the Derby?


Saturday February 13, 2010
10:13 AM

The Peavey screw auger steam log hauler was used in the Bucks Cove area of Sebec Lake in 1909s . Peavey invented the cant dog for Snow @ Neally in Bangor. Remains are said to be in the Clark Cove area of Sebec Lake . The hauler was good on ice but not on snow.They did not make any haulers as it failed all test. In contrast , the steam powered log-hauler invented just a few years earlier by Waterville's Alvin O.Lombard was used with great success into the 1930's. Trucks than took over.Two Lombards in this era hauled birch from First Buttermilk to the American Thread Company in Milo. In those days a road went the from Buttermilk to Sebec village . Much for the road is now gone, but if look close you can see some of it today. From the Narrows Steve


Saturday February 13, 2010
07:40 AM

I understand that it was a common practice to plow a trucking road across the lake from Greeley's to the Packard's area. This would save a lot of drive time in the winter months. Teamsters would haul logs over the lake with steam powered "Lombard" & Peavey log haulers first used in the 1800s Problems could develop early in the spring. I would imagine a lot of vehicles and or horse teams have been lost over the years. I'll bet Steve Rainsford could add some factual information regarding this road building practice, logging etc.

R.S.D.


Saturday February 13, 2010
12:22 AM

RSD Thanks. Interesting, it's been a long time since I worked on this type of investigation. Interesting and one never knows the outcome until it's completed. RG.


Friday February 12, 2010
06:29 PM

More info re: the Wiles family. Steve is correct 3:59 pm. The Boys are, John Eldon Wiles, the oldest boy Class of 1951, The younger brother Gerald Wiles. John Wiles: he is last known to live in Connecticut. Gerald and possibly John worked at the Larry funeral home at some point for Annis family in Dover-Foxcroft. Gerald Wiles started his own funeral home in Farmington Me. last report.

The car on the occupants never recovered as best as We can determine.

R.S.D.


Friday February 12, 2010
03:59 PM

The story about the people who's car want through the ice above the Narrows and were never found. may be two of the Wiles family. John Wiles still come to there camp at Greeley's Landing in the summer time. All is well at the Narrows . If you come to the lake bring your ice skates. It is one of the few times there is ice only and no snow to speak of. Steve


Friday February 12, 2010
12:08 PM

R.S.D. RE; Thursday February 11, 2010 06:34 PM 3:53 p.m. My Mom is still alive and well, I am attempting to find out more specifics about this incident, if available. ***************************************************** I have received a response from the Maine State Library;

I'm sorry, we have very little in our collection at the Maine State Library which might verify this story.

We do not have records of state agencies here. If you're looking for state agency records, you need to contact the Maine State Archives (a wholly separate agency from the State Library). Contact the Archives via email at anthony.douin@maine.gov for assistance.

We have newspapers on microfilm which cover this time period, but they are not indexed. We would need an exact date for when the incident occurred in order to find any articles.

The newspaper which would have covered this incident is the Bangor Daily News. Bangor Public Library has its own library-created index to that newspaper. It's possible that they can assist you in finding articles relating to it. Contact information for BPL may be found by clicking this link:http://www.bpl.lib.me.us/Contact.html

I'm afraid that this is the best that I can do for you.

Is the Bangor daily news still operating? I will be happy to communicate with them to follow up as this is a very interesting story..

Please let me know if you can find something to date the incident. Rich Gesell, Apopka, Fl.


Friday February 12, 2010
10:01 AM

how deep do you think the ground frost is this year??


Thursday February 11, 2010
06:47 PM

That was a good one "From the "Dead Letter" office !!


Thursday February 11, 2010
06:45 PM

Is there any more information available on the car story ?? I have been searching and hve not seen anything in that time period?? Is this for real or is it a fictional story of Sebec Folk Lore ?? RG..


Thursday February 11, 2010
06:34 PM

3:53 p.m. My Mom is still alive and well, I am attempting to find out more specifics about this incident, if available.

R.S.D.


Thursday February 11, 2010
06:23 PM

"Smokey" is on duty.


Thursday February 11, 2010
03:53 PM

Car in the lake story from 9 Feb.: What a great diving training session that would make for Maine State Police. If the story could be verified, the Warden Service, etal could bring a lot of attention to their work and the state's service to public safety. Do we suppose anyone in the public safety reads these notes?


Thursday February 11, 2010
03:39 PM

Ted's in Aruba !?!?!? .

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Remember, this is a family friendly site.....


Thursday February 11, 2010
02:50 PM

where would expect a dead kennedy to be writing from. Heres a hint, its very hot there.


Thursday February 11, 2010
01:59 PM

12:55, From the Dead Letter Office?


Thursday February 11, 2010
12:25 PM

If Ted's Dead, then where is he writing from ??


Thursday February 11, 2010
08:03 AM

RSD

You wonder if the children would be interested... They may have already passed away also.


Wednesday February 10, 2010
12:25 PM

Hey dead ted, exactly how dead are you?


Tuesday February 09, 2010
07:18 PM

The post on Feb 8th. 7:40am got Me to thinking. I remember my mom, who grew up on the lake, telling me stories about the cars that used to go through the ice on Sebec. Sebec lake is very deep in spots. In the old days, cars were not recovered as they would be today. There are people who have never been recovered in this lake. One story in particular haunts me. Circa late 1930s, a young couple driving a road plowed out in the ice, went through late in the season, north of the narrows. The two bodies and the car never recovered, their children were orphaned. Now a days we can summon divers to retrieve people and cars. 70 to 80 years ago it was impossible to retrieve cars in 100ft. of water. Sounds crazy but from a reliable source.

R.S.D.


Tuesday February 09, 2010
01:18 PM

hee hee looks like we're seeing Mike's driveway today..that wind must have whipped that camera right around ;)


Tuesday February 09, 2010
12:12 PM

9:12am, admit I'm wrong about what?? That speed kills. I think you better do some more research. Smokey


Tuesday February 09, 2010
09:20 AM

He who lives in a "Crawl Space" needs an occaisional "Jack" to keep the blood flowing. Right On Ted !


Tuesday February 09, 2010
09:15 AM

Steve, Your updates on the fishing conditions are great ! But your statement on Camera 2 is what this country is all about! Hope you always keep that Flag flying! Thanks to you and Mike for this great site.


Tuesday February 09, 2010
09:12 AM

Re; Monday February 08, 2010 10:40 AM***********>>> Come on "Smokey", Just "Man Up" and tell the readers you are wrong !


Tuesday February 09, 2010
08:17 AM

There were 3 togue taken at the lake last weekend . They were 8 10 and 16 lbs. The wind has been blowing hard for a lot of days in a row, making it difficult to fish as the snow soon fill in the holes and freezes. The weather looks to be warmer this week. From the Narrows. Steve


Monday February 08, 2010
06:28 PM

A teacher of mine once mentioned to the class that one day he went up to the vendor to get a drink. He needed some quarters so he asked someone. Well, it seems that he got a certain "tone" from the person. People like to be treated with kindness and respect. When you speak be kind and "let your words be few."


Monday February 08, 2010
06:04 PM

hey ! just because you cant drink and hate guns, dont blame the worlds problems on alcohol and guns.ive been vacationing in maine for over thirty years and i drink when i want and legally carry a gun(not at the same time).you can live in lots of states that make owning a gun a crime ,and drinking outside of your crawlspace an act of pure evil.try new york or mass...thank you ,dead ted.


Monday February 08, 2010
05:56 PM

Here, boaty, boaty, get a little bolder, come a little closer.


Monday February 08, 2010
04:12 PM

Hey Big Boulder,

Even my sail boat with a deep keel hates you. I have not yet, and hope never to meet you!


Monday February 08, 2010
01:38 PM


Monday February 08, 2010
11:54 AM

Hi, I am a big boulder. I live in Sebec lake. I live only a feet feet beneath the surface. Sometimes during the year I am only a few inches from the surface. I love watching boats zip over me, especially the ones that go sooo fast.


Monday February 08, 2010
10:45 AM

Coming soon - moonlight long exposure camera mode.

-Mike


Monday February 08, 2010
10:40 AM

Re RSD, 2/7: I never referenced any law. Its my opinion that 35-40 is fast enough on a lake. And I'm sure anyone who has ever gone that fast on water would agree. Also I appreciate all the coast guard stats from a few other posts. If you read my original post I included land vehicles also. And..., speed too fast for conditions or unreasonable and prudent is not the same as going faster than the speed limit. Smokey, over and out!!


Monday February 08, 2010
07:40 AM

2 Maine snowmobilers survive plunge into lake February 05, 2010 19:15 EST

OAKLAND, Maine (AP) -- An Oakland mother and son are safe after plunging into a frigid lake on snowmobiles.

Officials say 47-year-old Lisa Alanis and her son, 21-year-old Nicholas Dane, were snowmobiling on Massalonskee Lake Friday afternoon when they hit open water and fell into the lake.

The Kennebec Journal is reporting that Dane was able to pull himself out of the lake and yell for help. A man working on a camp nearby threw an air hose to Alanis and pulled her out.


Monday February 08, 2010
07:38 AM

Maine man rescued after truck crashes through ice February 07, 2010 11:32 EST

ROME, Maine (AP) -- Maine wardens say a Leeds man had to be rescued from the roof of his pickup truck after his vehicle went through thin ice into a lake in central Maine.

Jeff Worster told wardens he drove his truck onto some ice on North Pond in Rome at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday.

Warden Gary Allen said Worster climbed on top of his truck after it came to a rest on the lake bottom in about 5 feet of water. He was rescued by rescue departments from surrounding towns.

The truck was scheduled to be removed from the lake on Sunday.


Monday February 08, 2010
07:35 AM

Even Jesus liked to make wine, no?


Sunday February 07, 2010
09:01 PM

Quite honestly, I do not understand why we need alcohol on this planet in the first place since everyone mistakes it for me. I hear all the way across the lake, "Hey you want a Frosty?" And I don't drink you see but I look of course cause that's my name and then they say, "Hey, what are you looking at snowman?" And I just don't understand why it is that I had to have a name that has a bad reputation. Frosty


Sunday February 07, 2010
08:35 PM

The ice fishing has been pretty slow. I watched some fishermen doing donuts on the ice with an ATV and thought... boredom and alcohol are a dangerous combination. It's always been that way.

It looked like they were having a good time.


Sunday February 07, 2010
06:20 PM

The discussions are really getting interesting. ???


Sunday February 07, 2010
04:04 PM

Here's the link - fire station in the background: http://www.centertheatre.org/dovercam/webcam.htm


Sunday February 07, 2010
03:22 PM

I saw that fire hydrant parking spot too. It appears to be a legal parking, has the parking space outlined in white paint. Where else can you park like that! -Mike


Sunday February 07, 2010
01:23 PM

With regards to the fire hydrant, I was referring to the Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, webcam of the street.


Sunday February 07, 2010
07:23 AM

Re:Re: post Friday 6:02 p.m. From a "law enforcement point of view" what law specifically, says 35 to 40 mph is too fast for a lake? My boat is just getting up on plane at about 30 mph! Speed done responsibly is fun and the threat is, de minimis.

We should be respectful of others on the lake, use reasonable care and have fun out on the water.

Hey, Some of the low profile watercraft i.e. Kayaks need to take some responsibility for being visible out on the lake. use a bright colored p.f.d. or paddle, ...something!

R.S.D.


Saturday February 06, 2010
10:06 PM

Tell me who would want to stand in front of a drunk holding a gun. Now what's the difference when the same drunk gets in a car or boat?


Saturday February 06, 2010
08:22 PM

Re; Saturday February 06, 2010 01:13 PM

You are fantastic on statistics with boats, do guns kill people?


Saturday February 06, 2010
08:16 PM

Mike, Did you have a fire hydrant installed or was it Steve ?? Do ya think they could mean the Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. Pier Cam ??? Maybe ??


Saturday February 06, 2010
07:29 PM

I have noticed over the past few months of visiting this site/webcam...that vehicles frequently park right beside the fire hydrant. Aren't there laws against this and isn't it a bit dangerous.

:)


Saturday February 06, 2010
07:27 PM

Quote Sat, Feb 6, 1:05pm: "Eleven children under age thirteen lost their lives while boating in 2008. 63% of the children who died in 2008 died from drowning." Even one is too many. Children depend on us to take care of them. Who is watching out for the children?


Saturday February 06, 2010
06:23 PM

If there are many more numbers associated with boating accidents which can be crunched in Augusta, some fool in the legislature will draft a bill to paint a yellow line on all bodies of water over 10 acres. The really sad part is most members would vote FOR it.


Saturday February 06, 2010
03:23 PM

I don't think you will see too many people using a cell phone going 40mph in a loud boat - can't hear a thing! :)


Saturday February 06, 2010
01:44 PM

Hopefully the motors will stay loud enough to keep the idjits from using cell phones. Using them on the roads is bad enough. Not much tailgating (stern gating?) in boats either. Some consolations!


Saturday February 06, 2010
01:13 PM

From that report - as a contributing factor to accidents causing injury (not death), excessive speed beats alcohol use 268 to 246. If you combine accident totals of carless operation and excessive speed the result is 668 injury accdents vs. 246 alcohol related. So - need be careful and slow down even if not drinking - if you want the statistics on your side.


Saturday February 06, 2010
01:05 PM

We report - you decide:

2008 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

• In 2008, the Coast Guard counted 4789 accidents that involved 709 deaths, 3331 injuries and approximately $54 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents.

• Over two-thirds of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, and of those, ninety (90) percent were not wearing a life jacket.

• Only ten percent of deaths occurred on boats where the operator had received boating safety instruction.

• Seven out of every ten boaters who drowned were using boats less than 21 feet in length.

• Careless/reckless operation, operator inattention, no proper lookout, operator inexperience and passenger/skier behavior rank as the top five primary contributing factors in accidents.

• Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents; it was listed as the leading factor in 17% of the deaths.

• Eleven children under age thirteen lost their lives while boating in 2008. 63% of the children who died in 2008 died from drowning.

• The most common types of vessels involved in reported accidents were open motorboats (43%), personal watercraft (23%), and cabin motorboats (15%).


Saturday February 06, 2010
11:52 AM

Look I have no axe to grind, but the statistics on the US Coast Guard site are pretty accurate.

This link is a chart of the USCG statistics from 2008. It clearly states 124 deaths occurred due to alcohol, and 29 occurred due to excessive speed.

http://www.uscgboating.org/assets/1/Publications/Boating_Statistics_2008.pdf

Actually more people die because they don't wear a life jacket than the two combined !


Saturday February 06, 2010
11:22 AM

It is nice to see on the web cam some human beings out on the lake. I wonder if they know that they are on camera :) Looks like fun. And reminds me of those ice-fishing days with my dad. Oh how I miss him. Does anyone remember my dad, Harold Roy Cloutier Sr?we rented Esther Adams cottage on Norton Cove from 1965 to 1973 (I never get the dates right). Little story/big fish... My dad told me that once he and my brother Harold Jr were ice fishing and they caught a big salmon, so my brother felt bad for the fish and put him back down in the hole. That would be the one that got away :) Janylee


Saturday February 06, 2010
11:21 AM

California: An accident blamed on speed and inexperience killed Michael P. Blondell on Italian Slough in southeastern Contra Costa on May 12, 2002. Blondell, a former Navy Seal, and his wife and daughter were cruising around a bend in the slough when another boat came straight at them. "There was very little time," his widow, Susan E. Blondell said. The other driver "wasn't steering properly. He kept turning right into us." Susan Blondell later learned that the other driver had never piloted a boat before. His craft was crowed with people. A teenager on board was paralyzed in the accident.

The Coast Guard and the National Boating Safety Council report, the nationwide average for accidents blamed on boaters' behavior is 70 percent. "We have so much power and strength in these boats now," said Chris Lauritzen, owner of an Oakley marina and a vice president of the California Marina Recreation Association. "There are boats out here that can go 70 mph. There are no brakes on a boat." No training is required.

Accidents in inland waters can be blamed on the behavior of boat drivers and passengers, such as speeding, drinking, inattention, overcrowding crafts and letting people drive who lack the knowledge to do so safely.

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_5714659?nclick_check=1


Saturday February 06, 2010
09:32 AM

speed too fast for conditions is the #1 contributing factor nationwide. You just don't read about the fatal accidents involving speed too fast. The alcohol related deaths are more sensational as far as the media is concerned.


Friday February 05, 2010
11:24 PM

Eh, not too sure where you've been investigating accidents, but you might better recheck your statistics regarding speed. I think you will find some valid stats proving it's more the booze than the throttle!


Friday February 05, 2010
08:40 PM


Friday February 05, 2010
06:02 PM

re fast boats: from a law enforcement view, Speed kills. and thats a fact. There is no reason to go more than 35, 40 mph on a lake. Unless its a matter of life or death. Too much can go wrong at high speeds. And that includes pwc's,atv's and snowmobiles.


Friday February 05, 2010
04:56 PM

Hey E, 06:10pm, O K Y :) (I git me letter)


Thursday February 04, 2010
06:10 PM

Hey 5:12, go git ur own letter! E : < )


Thursday February 04, 2010
05:29 PM

5:12 PM NO A. :-)>


Thursday February 04, 2010
05:12 PM

Response to a post: E, RU related to "RE" ? N O, RU? E :>)


Thursday February 04, 2010
03:38 PM

Lessons from childhood: If you happen to see an ol' skiida tire stickin' up through the ice, don't step on it with your whole weight, that is unless your carryin' a 2x4 sideways.


Thursday February 04, 2010
09:00 AM

The new flag was a gift from Eric and Polly Anderson.The wind is ironing out the fold marks today . Snow is blowing across the lake killing the fishing today in our red shack. From the Narrows. Steve


Thursday February 04, 2010
08:39 AM

Hmmmm. Nice looking "New Flag" on camera2 ! You can still see the fold marks. Steve must have braved the cold to change it out?


Wednesday February 03, 2010
10:04 PM

The Balsams Resort Hotel at Dixville Notch NH - New SebecTec webcams

Hotel Webcam: http://www.thebalsams.com/about_webcam

Ski Webcam http://www.thebalsams.com/skiing_webcam

-Mike


Wednesday February 03, 2010
09:30 PM

Sorry the guestbook went down for a while - runs on an old computer. -Mike


Wednesday February 03, 2010
09:09 PM

Kind of like Gun Control advocates ??


Tuesday February 02, 2010
08:54 PM

Fast boats are not the problem it's the person running them in a dangerous and indifferent manner that's the issue...you can't legislate against the stupidity of a hand full of reckless individuals spread out across the states lakes without affecting the vast majority that are responsible boaters...paddling a canoe or kayak and admiring nature is my passion but I would defend the rights of those who like to drive fast, loud boats because thats their passion and we have enough laws taking or limiting our freedoms with more coming all the time...The Long Lake incident certainly was a tragedy and in a perfect world this should not have happened but we do not live in a perfect world and unfortunately tragedies do happen...I live on the lake and I rarely see any issues regarding fast,loud boats!


Tuesday February 02, 2010
08:16 PM

10:47 I hate to say it but the "fast boat" at 45 to 50 mph is not a fast boat. My guess is the beer was more the problem. A sad story for sure. Anything under 60 mph is a modest performing boat. I know We have boats that are that fast and faster on Sebec.

R.S.D.


Tuesday February 02, 2010
04:17 PM

this winter reminds me of a winter we had around 79 or 80. I drove up with my girlfriend in mid feb. When we got to DF there was absolutely no snow. So we left the machines in town and drove in to camp in my 66 LTD. As we were headin down birch mtn it started to flurry a bit. By the time we got to camp it was starting to stick. We unpacked, got a fire going and had a bite to eat. Now there was about a half inch on the ground and it was comin down harder. We decided to play it by ear and laid down to catch a few z's. I guess you know where this is going. My girl got up a few hours later and saw that our car was covered with about 4" and woke me up. We geared up and headed to town to get the machines but birch mtn was a sheet of ice. We backed down a ways and put on some cheap plastic tire chains and tried again. No good. So we went back to camp and called it a day. When I woke the next morn we had 10" on the ground. I called a sevice sation and someone came in and met me half way up birch and towed me to the top. On the way out I hit a loose rock and punctured the gas tank. Wasn't my day. The weather reports all called for little or no accumulation. Where was Todd Simcox when I needed him?? Well, we got the machines, fixed the gas tank and went in and had a great time. those were the days when the road was plowed only to Braun's Cemetery.


Tuesday February 02, 2010
10:29 AM

RG THE FLAG IS 3 by 5 Steve


Tuesday February 02, 2010
10:19 AM

Always pull up "Sebec West" to check on good old Borestone. Grew up on Lake Hebron but will settle for Sebec in a pinch (chuckle). Love your website.

BKD, Windsor, CT.


Tuesday February 02, 2010
08:45 AM

Steve, What size is the flag? RG Apopka, FL.


Tuesday February 02, 2010
08:44 AM

E, R U related to "RE" ?


Tuesday February 02, 2010
08:29 AM


Tuesday February 02, 2010
07:41 AM

Got it when I was twelve - they finally decided to give me one I could spell, and X had already been taken. Kinda neat though - the teachers all put my name right on the top of my papers for me. All the other kids just got them dumb gold stars.

E


Monday February 01, 2010
05:44 PM

E, Why is it your folks gave you such a short name? Thanks, you made me laugh :) Frosty


Monday February 01, 2010
05:31 PM

RE: Deer yardin' up: As I am typing, a very healthy youngster is collecting the sunflower seeds dropped from the bird feeder. It's four feet from the window. They are getting thick around the neighborhood now. Light snow makes for a good herd.


Monday February 01, 2010
01:31 PM

This past weekend the Dover Dozen (minus a few) was on The lake fishing. The fishing was not so good, (one Salmon), The weather was brutal, but the company top notch. Making Memories as my bunkytown friend would say. I'm going to give it another shot during school vacation. I hope the fishing and the weather are better. GS


Monday February 01, 2010
12:17 PM

Oops! Should have been "your" predicament, not "you're". Poor proofreading. E


Monday February 01, 2010
10:51 AM

Frosty, just be glad you're not made out of yellow snow.


Monday February 01, 2010
10:47 AM

Gotta love those loud boats - only a matter of time:

"Under questioning, LaPointe told a deputy from the state Warden Service that he had drunk six to eight beers throughout the day and was traveling at between 45 and 50 miles per hour at the time of the crash."

http://www.boston.com/news/local/maine/articles/2008/08/25/speedboat_fatality_case_fuels_debate_in_maine/


Monday February 01, 2010
09:38 AM

116 more days .... i can here those load boats now!!!


Monday February 01, 2010
09:36 AM

The red ice fishing shack was moved down the lake about 3 hundred yards. Tom and Steve moved it, we are trying to catch at least one fish this season. We have a new flag to put up. But can not get the old one down it seems to be stuck at the top of the pole. The old flag is damaged from strong winds. From the Narrows Steve


Monday February 01, 2010
09:29 AM

Only 116 more days to the start of Memorial Day Weekend!!!!


Monday February 01, 2010
09:11 AM

Frosty, you're predicament is proof of sno ball warming.

Fight Snobal Warming! Fight Snobal Warming! Down with the scoundrels! (whoever they are.......)

:) E


Sunday January 31, 2010
05:30 PM

I just want to know one thing, why oh why it is that I just about the time I get comfortable being Frosty the Snowman, old man winter decides to leave me just long enough for me to lose my position with all my deer friends. You see, they are great in my eyes cause they love me for who I am as a snowman, but when I melt and turn into a little old snowball, they all go away. And it makes me sad you know, cause Frosty's sentimental and he's supposed to smile. Frosty


Sunday January 31, 2010
04:10 PM

Ice is going out soon. The little red shack melted its way down through already. Should be able to have the loud boat contest any day now! LOL Gil


Sunday January 31, 2010
03:43 PM

what happened to the red fishing hut that was in the narrows?? I was thinking of having a pro bowl party today. I figure about 6 people will watch that rediculous showcase. I'd rather watch paint dry, or ice melt. How about grass growing, water boil, dough rise, wiskers grow, hair turn gray, dust accumulate, salt dissolve, fruit ripen. And my alltime favorite, watch my nails grow. I sound pretty busy; don't I?


Sunday January 31, 2010
01:14 PM

Hey Daddy, Can we go "tubing" today? ....PLEASE? Sure lets go start the boat. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1974149793883446677#


Sunday January 31, 2010
12:57 PM

loudest boat!!!

pink one might win

greetings from uk

-gw


Sunday January 31, 2010
09:10 AM

Good one :)


Sunday January 31, 2010
08:12 AM

I think the sailboats need ceramonial cannons so that even the sailboats can be LOUD boats...

and more jets skis... LOTS of them... maybe jet ski races early Sunday morning

Take a breath... smile... I am only funnin ya


Sunday January 31, 2010
08:12 AM

I think the sailboats need ceramonial cannons so that even the sailboats can be LOUD boats...

and more jets skis... LOTS of them... maybe jet ski races early Sunday morning

Take a breath... smile... I am only funnin ya


Sunday January 31, 2010
12:07 AM

Check out some real Canadian ice-fishing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x768VAsOQSw&feature=player_embedded

-Mike


Saturday January 30, 2010
04:47 PM

Almost as annoying here as on the lake...


Saturday January 30, 2010
02:23 PM

Gotta love LOUD boats!!


Saturday January 30, 2010
07:47 AM

4:50 PM

Funny to you, but maybe divisive to your neighbors.

<:( Thank you for abstaining.


Saturday January 30, 2010
07:04 AM

R.S.D. no, messin' with das boat!


Friday January 29, 2010
05:44 PM

This July 4th weekend, how about a LOUD boat contest?

R.S.D. ;~)


Friday January 29, 2010
05:05 PM

Sebec Lake webcam guestbook - fair and balanced.


Friday January 29, 2010
04:52 PM

FYI - If you ever enter a comment and it appears it has not registered, hit F5 and it will update the screen. Then we don't have to read your political comments twice. !!


Friday January 29, 2010
04:50 PM

4:26 Not allowed to respond.. But if I could I would have a smart remark that would be funny ! (:-)>


Friday January 29, 2010
04:26 PM

To keep this site a bit more balance, I just want to say I was very proud of our president Wednesday night.

AGFB


Friday January 29, 2010
04:26 PM

To keep this site a bit more balance, I just want to say I was very proud of our president Wednesday night.

AGFB


Friday January 29, 2010
03:57 PM

I usually just check in for a fishing report but a tribute to Salinger drew a smile.

I read it as a young man and have read few voices more honest than Holden Caulfield.

Remember when you were a young man? enjoy...

I was half in love with her by the time we sat down. That's the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty, even if they're not much to look at, or even if they're sort of stupid, you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. Girls. ... They can drive you crazy. They really can. ~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye


Friday January 29, 2010
11:39 AM

Long live Holden Caulfield !! I read today that 'Catcher in the rye' has sold over 60 million copies worldwide. I bought that book for 75 cents back in 1969 at Woolworth's after finishing my paper route. Went home and read it in about 5 hours. I read it again last year and went non stop again. RIP JD Salinger.


Friday January 29, 2010
08:44 AM

Think Spring!!!


Thursday January 28, 2010
07:53 PM


Thursday January 28, 2010
05:07 PM

impeachment anyone?????


Thursday January 28, 2010
04:26 PM

Hey 9:56am

to your questions A little and Yes

TC177


Thursday January 28, 2010
10:27 AM

9:56am......you are hysterical....I'm still cracking....TC187


Thursday January 28, 2010
09:56 AM

that ice looks treacherous. how much snow is on the ground?? how has the fishing been?? are the deer yarded up yet?? seen any coyotes ?? are the dam gates wide open ?? think the pres pissed off enough people last night??


Wednesday January 27, 2010
05:57 PM

My dog would love, not to wear fleas this June. :~)


Wednesday January 27, 2010
11:48 AM

dittos to that, I'd love not to wear fleece in July this year.


Wednesday January 27, 2010
11:17 AM

if keeping the lake level higher is the DEP's brainstorm then whoever came up with the idea should be fired. keeping the water level too high during the winter causes what you see happening right now. as the water rushes into the lake from the recent rains there isn't room for expansion. someone is going to go thru the ice as a result.


Wednesday January 27, 2010
09:30 AM

08:51AM Huh?


Wednesday January 27, 2010
08:51 AM

It sounds like the weather is just in a typical cycle. I think our area (micro) is in the wettest as it state in the article and the world is also going through a more extreme cycle which means that the paths cross each other.

I expect the worlds cycle to be 100 years so it will be warmer and then will naturally turn to be colder while the local cycle is on its 20 year blip. Locally, I would expect the next 10 years to be dryer but the world will be warmer so the combined system will be dryer than now and in 20 years, will have 3 years of wet spell.

Lets hope for a nice WARM EARLY Spring this year! I hope we are NOT wearing fleeces next June as we were last year...

Is Tim's Cove Road ready? (chuckle)


Wednesday January 27, 2010
08:51 AM

It sounds like the weather is just in a typical cycle. I think our area (micro) is in the wettest as it state in the article and the world is also going through a more extreme cycle which means that the paths cross each other.

I expect the worlds cycle to be 100 years so it will be warmer and then will naturally turn to be colder while the local cycle is on its 20 year blip. Locally, I would expect the next 10 years to be dryer but the world will be warmer so the combined system will be dryer than now and in 20 years, will have 3 years of wet spell.

Lets hope for a nice WARM EARLY Spring this year! I hope we are NOT wearing fleeces next June as we were last year...

Is Tim's Cove Road ready? (chuckle)


Wednesday January 27, 2010
05:35 AM

HEy SH

Thanks for the google earth overlays!


Wednesday January 27, 2010
05:29 AM

Wettest since 1885, this means that it's happened before.... climate change? Dam operation change! I think, in the spring of 1936 the water took out the dam out altogether.


Tuesday January 26, 2010
08:33 PM

Interesting article I read today that made me think about the dam operators and DEP conversation I read here.

http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100126/GJNEWS_01/701269921

I don't think the weather has been much different between Maine and NH. Defintely wish we could get back to lake levels of 10 years ago, but maybe those days are gone for a lot of different reasons including climate change. ~L


Tuesday January 26, 2010
07:03 PM

The Roxanne Quimby information came from the Bangor Daily News on line on 1/26/10 so I believe it is accurate.


Tuesday January 26, 2010
06:26 PM

Do you think Roxanne Quimby has taken a few left turns?

R.S.D.


Tuesday January 26, 2010
06:16 PM

Here is an interesting link to maps created by the State of Maine... most are overlayed to Google Earth... you may need to download GE to be able to view all the layers?...

http://www.maine.gov/dep/gis/datamaps/#gestatewide

SH


Tuesday January 26, 2010
06:13 PM

Regarding the Quimby comment below,... Do you know this as fact?.... I heard the rumor she aquired Gardener's parcel located in Bowerbank..?.... which would include little Benson?.. I believe?...

The Town line of Bowerbank and Willimantic runs through Big Benson....

and,.. I believe this has been the plan all along... that's why they cut it so hard,.. and created the access road opposite the Fire Station....(to avoid future access issues)

if this is True,... life in Bowerbank will never be the same.... she is not a friend to any sportsmen who own motorized vehicles....

She was heard once as saying something like.." if I could keep you from walking up the stream to fish in the pond I would, but State Law permits it".. this was at an informational meeting held in Brewer a few years back...

Lets hope her thoughts about this and other topics like camp leases, access, trails etc,.. have changed

SH


Tuesday January 26, 2010
04:01 PM

Roxanne Quimby bought what is known as the Benson Pond Tracts which may impact some busy sno sled trails in the area...wonder what her intentions for it are going to be...not good news for a lot of us including sledders, ATVs and hunters thats for sure!!


Tuesday January 26, 2010
03:30 PM

From the Narrows. Bog brook at Greeleys is running and flooding it's banks with all the rain last night. The water has lifted the ice and is leaving cracks at the shore . The rise is about an inch an hour. This will continue for two days. Be very carefull at all inlets and outlet. Wait for a good Freeze.Steve


Tuesday January 26, 2010
01:09 PM

Thanks to the person who provided the link to the Sebec Lake Associations web site (post 1/24: 7:36); it provides a great summary of the DEP approved modifications to the allowable lake levels. I read the modifications carefully and it helped me understand recent changes in dam operation and its effect on the lake. I suspect the dam operators have taken advantage of one modification in particular that in part accounts for the higher water levels we been witnessing over the past few years.

According to the Associations web page, commencing on October 1, 2005 the dam operation was modified by DEP to a run-of-the river mode and the allowable normal summer lake elevation range was also changed. According to the modification Sebec Lake levels are to be maintained:

“within six inches of full pond elevation (that is between elevations 322.8 and 322.3 feet) when flashboards are in place”

Doesn’t sound like a big deal but it allows the dam operator to hold the lake 6 inches higher than in the past. Essentially the normal summer lake elevation range has been redefined by this modification. Hydro dam owners have an incentive to hold water levels as high as allowable because it puts more hydraulic head on the turbines which generate more power and revenue.

This modification explains a lot of my observations over the past several years. I’ve noticed many times during the summers the lake level (as measured on my dock) was being held higher than in the past (despite there being ample dry days to lower it to the normal level). The problem comes when we get rain, the lake is already higher than normal, and now even a moderate rain will cause the lake to flood up. Obviously the wet summers are the real cause, but by allowing the lake to be held higher we lose 6 inches of flood protection. Might explain why the loon’s nests are being flooded out every year. More frequent flooding has also caused increased shore line erosion and other problems. This clearly was not the intent of the DEP modification but it seems to be the reality of a “run of the river” dam operation which has an incentive to hold the water level higher. Problems with the dam gates may also be part of the problem but the incentive here can't be ignored.


Tuesday January 26, 2010
01:01 PM

January thaw? or Global Warming?


Tuesday January 26, 2010
11:54 AM

The lake looks like it does in the middle of April...melty....oh well...short lived I'm sure...


Tuesday January 26, 2010
11:15 AM

colts 60 - saints 30. This game will be over by halftime. How many times do you think we'll hear about katrina during the game? If the saints win new orleans will be under seige. Can you imagine the riots and looting.


Tuesday January 26, 2010
09:34 AM

did the zamboni drive around the lake?


Tuesday January 26, 2010
08:59 AM

Thank You!


Tuesday January 26, 2010
08:48 AM

hey,... down in front,... lol


Monday January 25, 2010
05:04 PM

Hey 4:23,The dam is a private,and Government regulated for profit corporation. Your camp roads are private cooperative organizations that benefit the private user. I see a difference. I'd put My money on your second suggestion You sighted. I'm reasonably sure the legal mandates are not being followed particularly well. If the dam owner's can't follow the water level requirements as well as make a profit, then it's time for them to get out of the biz. I will repost Gil's info from yesterday 4:25pm. http://www.sebeclake.net/htm/guestbook.htm This is This is only My perspective. you are always free to start fund raising for the damn people. They will be happy to hear from you, I'm sure. It is unfortunate that the lake water level continues to be an issue every year now!

R.S.D.


Monday January 25, 2010
04:59 PM

11:00 AM Monday:

I was under the impression that the dam was rebuild and new boards were put in last year.

If you look at: Friday October 02, 2009 10:30 AM POST, "I was just told that the folks that run the dam hired an outfit that has run the dam in the past. They are lowering the dam so we won't have problems next spring.... "

Not sure if they hired someone or not


Monday January 25, 2010
04:23 PM

hey rsd, logic tells me its a money issue. If its not then why hasn't the dam been repaired. Its been 3 or 4 years now. The only other reason is that the owners just don't care. we set aside money for the road, why not the dam??


Monday January 25, 2010
02:31 PM

If you raise money in a fund to "fix" the dam, how would you propose dispensing the money? Would you just give it to the dam owners? assuming that it's a money issue. How do you know what the problem is? We would need more information first, I would think. Another left turn?

R.S.D.


Monday January 25, 2010
11:00 AM

re 1/24,4:50PM- thanks for the laugh. But things could be worse, if you were down south they would be making you out of mud,ie:TKAMB Another problem with the high water as you all know is the shoreline bacteria. This will impact the baitfish and as a result cause declines across the board in the lake's fish population. Lets start a fund and fix the dam.


Monday January 25, 2010
08:34 AM

It does take 3 right turns to make one left.

One of the ways that the delivery services have reduced their accidents -or- risk of accidents is to use right turns unless absolutely necessary. They found that a left turn has a higher risk of accidents because you are cossing traffic where a right turn integrates into traffic.

The reports suggest that the reduction in accidents is 40% while the increase in delivery time is negligable.


Monday January 25, 2010
07:59 AM

It takes three right turns to make one left turn


Monday January 25, 2010
07:41 AM

All is ice in the Narrows . Could not walk to the get the Bangor Daily News without spikes on my shoes. After I got to green box to fetch this item. There was no paper ,no sanded road. As I write two eagles just flew hunting a meal. The birds are back to the feeder after a few days of easier picking elsewhere. Steve


Monday January 25, 2010
03:20 AM

some sleighs only make right turns


Sunday January 24, 2010
07:09 PM

I thought one of you fine folks said that they were hiring one of the past operators (that did a good job on the dam)... I might be dreaming ... Maybe Gil has commented on that last fall.

Hey Frosty,

if Maine gets the weather we are to get in Massachusetts (2.5 inches of rain tomorrow), you are toast! (we will be lookin for you next year!)

tc177


Sunday January 24, 2010
06:12 PM

re: 5:59 - What the heck is that?


Sunday January 24, 2010
05:59 PM

politics of out lake lever is OK


Sunday January 24, 2010
04:50 PM

I don't mean to be getting "political" on you all, but I just don't understand why I have to be a white snowman all winter, cause you see it hinders my making any progress up the snowman ladder. I would like to have a voice on important issues such as the respect for white snowmen. But every time I decide to lay down and look at look at the stars at night, I forget that I am a white snowman and I blend in with all the rest of the "snowmen waiting to happen" (snow) and the next thing you know, someone comes along and steps on me and I got to build myself up all over again. Frosty


Sunday January 24, 2010
04:25 PM

FYI http://senate.gov./general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?State=ME


Sunday January 24, 2010
04:21 PM

Gee I hate to use the word, but maybe you all should get your local "Politicians" involved?? I thought your US Senator was interested in the preservation and well being of the wildlife in the state of Maine?


Sunday January 24, 2010
03:39 PM

we should all call the dam people and voice our experiences

Y/N?


Sunday January 24, 2010
01:02 PM

Hey GW: The High water problem is a recurring problem over the past 5 or 6 years anyway. The history of ownership is a long one. Equipment problems are, I believe at the hart of the problem with this Owner. If something fails, close the gates and start the slow repair process. The water looks as if it's still up from the fall! Posted on the gate is a phone number to call for information of to report a problem. "Sebec Hydro operator, 207 564-7566 or 207 343-2690

R.S.D.


Sunday January 24, 2010
09:57 AM

Tada!

http://www.modularsound.com/TwoFallsKingAir.mov


Sunday January 24, 2010
07:36 AM

Here's a good starting point.

http://sebeclakeassoc.com/dam-agreement.php

Gil


Sunday January 24, 2010
05:54 AM

Eagles vs Loons

But we haven't seen any Loon chicks for 2 years due to hi water in June and July for the eagles to eat! I always have a nesting pair right by my dock each summer. The hi water floods their nest and the eggs get cold and die. The loons call sad for a few days when it happens.

If we wanted to get behind a better cause for "us" than politics, loud boats, etc . . . what about figuring out how the dam works and why it has been so off the past few years.

What is the history of the dam operation?

I'd like to know more about it.

-GW

ps: Dover Dozen - I hope you guys get your cannon back


Saturday January 23, 2010
07:28 PM

RE: Old Map - The 1960's are not old to me, but I would like to know if there are any names assigned to camp lots. What are the plans for the map, or where can I go to see it? -History Buff-


Saturday January 23, 2010
06:39 PM

The Bald eagle population is just booming on the lake in past few years! Not good for the Loon chicks however!!!

R.S.D.


Saturday January 23, 2010
04:31 PM

Boo to the Political stuff on here and Yea to the lake stuff. Lets face it we all enjoy the the lake to get away from it all and this website is a great place to visit when we cant physically be at the lake. I live lakeside all but about 4 months out of the year and don't visit this site too often when I am living at the lake but what a joy this site is to me during the time I am away. I am thoroughly enjoying the new webcams setup in the Narrows not far from where I ice fish. Thank you Mike for the website and I would like to thank Steve and Ellen for sharing their view with us all as well.

Jim


Saturday January 23, 2010
04:07 PM

The Red Boat was on the ice opening weekend the fishing was off how ever. This was by far the warmest opening I can remember in ten years.

If anyone could get our canon back they would automatically become an honorary member of the DoverDozen. PR-DoverDozen


Friday January 22, 2010
07:21 PM

I was on the lake last weekend and noticed that a pair of Bald Eagles were nesting on the island near Ram Island.

Does anyone know how long they have been there?


Friday January 22, 2010
04:57 PM

Attention Artists:

The Maine Arts Commission is making a call to all artists or artist-teams living in the United States to submit proposals to design, create and install artwork at Peaks-Kenny State Park in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Special consideration will be given to Maine artists. Total project budget is $20,000; submission deadline is Friday, January 29, 2010 at 5:00 p.m..

http://mainearts.maine.gov/oppdetail.aspx?Id=8223

-Mike


Friday January 22, 2010
02:25 PM

no more Air America, bankrupt?? More like lack of interest. Lake looks great, wish i was there.


Friday January 22, 2010
12:26 PM

I think it was the enormity of the occurrence that precipitated the political outburst, but no more! Sorry Mike.. (and others that may have been upset)


Thursday January 21, 2010
08:00 PM

Suggestion: Another political venue is, Twitter, Open a Twitter page and start following political issues or political people. The only challenge is the writer is limited to 140 characters per rant. You have to get right to it! Let's give Mike a break on the politics. Mike has set up two political sites in the past that eventually got a bit ugly. Ugly is fine elsewhere, but not fair to Mikes efforts. Lake stuff is best here, if possible.

"Turbinater" on twitter.


Thursday January 21, 2010
11:20 AM

The Dover Dozen's cannon was taken but the local game warden last year. We as a group could not make it opening weekend. A couple of the guys did get to show up with little success. The red boat will be able to be seen the weekend of Jan 30th. Good luck to anyone fishing the lake and please be safe


Thursday January 21, 2010
07:32 AM

If you want to get into political "discussions" check out the Portland Press Herald on line. Scroll down the right hand side to "What People Are Talking About Today" Plenty of people to spar with and all sides represented. Participants from all over, even one or two from Dover-Foxcroft.

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/home.html


Thursday January 21, 2010
07:24 AM

I agree January 21, 0601AM the current political climate is way too popular as well as controversial and these postings have a way of completely taking over a site such as this...talk of the lake is much more benign and interesting for a lot of us, there are plenty of other venues for folks to express their political sentiments.


Thursday January 21, 2010
06:01 AM

let's keep it about the lake, no need for politics here. been there, done that on last political guestbook.


Wednesday January 20, 2010
10:28 PM

They are all here. No edits for many weeks. -Mike


Wednesday January 20, 2010
08:38 PM

Looks like someone is selectively removing political comments ?? But not all political comments ??


Wednesday January 20, 2010
06:36 PM

What does Brown propose to "improve" health care?


Wednesday January 20, 2010
06:27 PM

I would like to correct one entry from Monday January 18, 2010 09:34 AM

Correction; It WAS Teddy's seat ! Thank you Lord. Good Luck to Senator Scott Brown !!


Wednesday January 20, 2010
04:31 PM

The one thing worse than a sore loser is a sore winner.


Wednesday January 20, 2010
03:41 PM

Looks like a lot of snow fell on the lake maybe 8" or so?


Wednesday January 20, 2010
02:49 PM

If you don't have bad times then you wouldn't appreciate the good times?


Wednesday January 20, 2010
11:17 AM

If there were a God and he (she) were smart enough he wouldn't have let donkeys in power in the first place. What was he doing Nov 2008?


Wednesday January 20, 2010
10:20 AM

I pray for divine intervention from God and I think He's hearing our prayers for this country! Thank you Lord For answering our prayers!


Wednesday January 20, 2010
02:43 AM

Check out the RFS channel 2 at:

http://www.modularsound.com/rfs.html

Hear the Monson General Store 2009 stream or just play single selections.

Or check out some more stuff recorded in the cabin at Sebec(work in progress - rough tracks)

Take the Sebec Lake Poll too . . .

Enjoy

-GW


Wednesday January 20, 2010
02:16 AM

RE:

Janyle

old map

Is it brown or green?

I assume it is a topo

the park was built around 1967-70 or so. I think the original spot for the park was near tims cove off sebec shores road. I hear then they found a better site in south cove where the park resides now.

I am so sad to see the park destroy the best natural beach on the lake, but I am happy more folk get to enjoy our sebec with the park. I really loved the old big south cove beach before the park arrived. Does anyone remember or have more accurate info?

-gw


Tuesday January 19, 2010
09:45 PM

Scott Brown wins Massachusetts


Tuesday January 19, 2010
03:17 PM

Well the polls in Massachusetts are pretty crazy. they are reporting traffic tie ups! Our polling place has usually a few people and ample parking... today you waited for a parking spot.

I also saw an older Policeman helping ladies with canes up and down the granite stairs. Shouldn't been such a surprise but it feels different (and GOOD)

I vote in every election simply because it is such a unique right. The sleeping bear is now awoken and it will be fun to see what happens tonight!

I hope God will bless everyone.


Tuesday January 19, 2010
10:22 AM

I have an old map of Sebec Lake that dad gave to me. I noticed the date on the bottom is 1950. He said the map doesn't show Peaks Kenney because it wasn't built yet. I have two pieces that when taped together are pretty nice of the whole area. Dad left me a 3x5 card inside that I just found. We were in Norton Cove from 1965 till 1973 for two weeks every summer. Any thoughts on what I could do with the map. Bear Museum perhaps? Happy to share with ya'll. Janylee PS. See my new website at: janyleeelsa.tripod.com


Tuesday January 19, 2010
07:23 AM

How did the Dover Dozen make out this weekend/We did not see the red boat/sled. Nor did we hear that falmous Cannon.


Monday January 18, 2010
05:47 PM

re 1/16, 6:22 AM, I am not suggesting the eradication of coyotes. I just think at this moment and since the past 2 winters have been so severe the only animals in the area to benefit have been the coyotes. I think its in everyones interest to look at this more closely. The towns around sebec benefit from the money hunters bring in. If things continue the way they are many hunters will look elsewhere to hunt. I've been hunting around sebec since 1971 and i have never seen it this bad.


Monday January 18, 2010
05:41 PM

Loud boat loud boat

How is it that you stay afloat

Your engine is big, powerful and loud

Guess we all know when you're around


Monday January 18, 2010
05:35 PM

to 9:34AM, sounds like an American talking to me!! All people have to remember about this health bill is this: The dems want to screw 9 people to make 1 happy.(ratio-wise). Obama promised back in january 09, that all the negotiations between the parties regarding the health bill would be broadcast on c-span. Has anyone seen one minute of this promise?? Its always better for america to have a balance of power.


Monday January 18, 2010
02:02 PM

When will the loud boat be put back in the water?


Monday January 18, 2010
12:56 PM

how about that loud boat!


Monday January 18, 2010
09:34 AM

RSD

I am a registered independent.

I will vote for Brown tomorrow. I do not like the methods used to get the Health Bill passed.

I ask the simple question:

If this is such a good bill, why is there complete separation in the parties? I have never found that something completely one sided is ever good. And the ability to discuss it is controlled by the Democrats (so there is no discussion).

I only submit that by having Scott change the balance, maybe there will be a discussion and a change in balance.

I did have a chuckle the other day with Martha saying that the health bill will be spending neutral. I can't think of a single program run by the government that did not increase spending.

I want to thank all the political phones calls.. must have been around 30-40... We need to be able to put a stop on the No-Call list...In the end, it was political terrorism invading our homes.

And we can thank Obama for flying up, spending 800K for the trip and tying up Boston traffic. I am surprised that they did not have a full memorial service to Teddy there, because we all know that IT IS TEDDY'S SEAT

America is one of the best countries in the world. I want to be able to decide how to spend my savings.


Monday January 18, 2010
09:16 AM

I have never hunted and God has been kind to me to always have enough food on the table when I was young and as an adult.

I don't have a problem with folks hunting out of necessity but I don't understand the need to hunt out of sport.

Several times I shot at a skeet range and was a loader which I found to be a lot of fun. There was lots of skill and comaraderie.

The only time I went out with anyone was back in High School. Really good friends had their shotguns and we went out to hunt bird. After several hours, they had not shot so there was a chickadee in the tree and they turned it into dust, probably out of frustration. I looked very differently at those friends, because I did not understand.

The only time that the balance of life gets out of whack is when "MAN" is involved... We overbuild in areas, we "protect" one set of animals in the food chain by killing the predictor and then the balance is out of whack and we are not smart enough to look at why...

And I understand why we would protect. I am not sure I could stomach seeing an animal kill another one..but that is the course of life.

A non-hunting example is that we don't let small forest fires burn to get rid of the underbrush so when we DO have a forest fire, it desimates hundreds of thousands of acres. It is interesting that areas we are NOT protecting are never in the news because nature takes care of it...

I am enjoying relaxing at home and glad for the quiet winter time not running to the lake.... I am sure when we get those 60 degree spring days though, we will be anxious to open up.

Enjoy the quiet and look forward to seeing you this summer

tc177


Monday January 18, 2010
09:16 AM

I have never hunted and God has been kind to me to always have enough food on the table when I was young and as an adult.

I don't have a problem with folks hunting out of necessity but I don't understand the need to hunt out of sport.

Several times I shot at a skeet range and was a loader which I found to be a lot of fun. There was lots of skill and comaraderie.

The only time I went out with anyone was back in High School. Really good friends had their shotguns and we went out to hunt bird. After several hours, they had not shot so there was a chickadee in the tree and they turned it into dust, probably out of frustration. I looked very differently at those friends, because I did not understand.

The only time that the balance of life gets out of whack is when "MAN" is involved... We overbuild in areas, we "protect" one set of animals in the food chain by killing the predictor and then the balance is out of whack and we are not smart enough to look at why...

And I understand why we would protect. I am not sure I could stomach seeing an animal kill another one..but that is the course of life.

A non-hunting example is that we don't let small forest fires burn to get rid of the underbrush so when we DO have a forest fire, it desimates hundreds of thousands of acres. It is interesting that areas we are NOT protecting are never in the news because nature takes care of it...

I am enjoying relaxing at home and glad for the quiet winter time not running to the lake.... I am sure when we get those 60 degree spring days though, we will be anxious to open up.

Enjoy the quiet and look forward to seeing you this summer

tc177


Saturday January 16, 2010
07:42 PM

I noticed the Scott Brown paid add below. I took part in some campaign activity today, in northern Mass. A LOT of grass roots enthusiasm for Scott Brown!! Some people actually drove down from Maine today, Awesome! It appears Martha has Only paid union supporters bussed from location to location. NO enthusiasm at all. It's a two to one turn out for Scott Brown! I'm hoping for the best, it looks good.

R.S.D.


Saturday January 16, 2010
06:22 AM

I'm a former Deer hunter, I hunted around the lake in the late 1970s and 1980s. Hunting is a wonderful sport.

This Coyote "Culling" bothers ME in that they are part of the "system" and do I know they are hard on the deer and other wild life populations, esp. with deep snow. Coyotes have a place like any other player in the food chain, do they not?

Jan 14th 8:40 am shot a 40 lb. pup out on the ice. When killing of an animal is required, and it is at times. It should be done with a degree of solemnity I think. I guess it's the dog lover in Me that objects so viscerally, MY dog is 40 lbs!

I'm open to a lecture as to why We benefit from a focused extermination of a particular species of animal in order to preserve another species of animal, so that people can kill them i.e. deer hunting.

I'm not writing in judgement of the practice, I personally think it's ugly business is all.

I'm not interested in starting a "slugfest" here I'm just expressing some thoughts is all. Thanks.

R.S.D.


Friday January 15, 2010
05:37 PM

I see a red fishing shack over yonder. Smart move, not out to far from the camp.


Friday January 15, 2010
01:02 PM

Thank for the ice information. Heading up tomorrow for the long weekend. My kids could not be more excited.


Friday January 15, 2010
12:38 PM

Ice at the Castle outer channel marker is 11"


Friday January 15, 2010
12:22 PM

Maybe keeping the population down in texas and pennsylvania is a good idea but I think the herd is hurting in maine, especially around sebec.


Friday January 15, 2010
11:49 AM

I am at work right now (Friday January 15) and for a stress reliever I am enjoying watching the ice fishing activities on the lake! I smile every time I look at the latest snapshot.


Friday January 15, 2010
11:47 AM


Friday January 15, 2010
10:39 AM

Ice in narrows about 10 inches. Steve


Friday January 15, 2010
10:13 AM

How thick is the ice at the Narrows?


Friday January 15, 2010
10:13 AM

so how thick is the ice at the Narrows?


Thursday January 14, 2010
11:07 AM

Mike, Great Time Lapse on Ice Out.

RG.


Thursday January 14, 2010
10:03 AM

Shacks can be placed on the lake three days before opening day.


Thursday January 14, 2010
09:22 AM

Black bears are known to eat as many deer fawns as coyotes, and maybe more. But bears support a valuable hunting industry of their own in Maine, so any predator-control effort falls on coyotes. "That's the political reality of it," Lavigne said.

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=261443&ac=PHnws


Thursday January 14, 2010
08:40 AM

I shot a healthy 40 lb male coyote in 2008. Two dogs were coming across the lake with their eyes on a small herd of about 6 does on my lawn. Shot the lead dog about 20 yrds off shore. The other took off back across the lake. This was about 8:00 am. He wasn't much of a match for the 30-30. - Ed


Thursday January 14, 2010
08:34 AM

Can fishing shacks be put on the lake before the legal start of the season?


Thursday January 14, 2010
07:03 AM

Fishing doesn't open til the 15th


Wednesday January 13, 2010
10:01 PM

Ice-Out Time-Lapse 2008 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbKtzbyjoeo (watch in HQ) -Mike


Wednesday January 13, 2010
09:12 PM

Hows the fishing been? Heading up in a few

-Moose


Wednesday January 13, 2010
02:47 PM

Scott - RIP

We love you!

-GW


Wednesday January 13, 2010
01:51 PM

Shooting/hunting Coyotes is not an easy task!


Wednesday January 13, 2010
01:34 PM

'cuz they help keep the deer population down.


Wednesday January 13, 2010
12:44 PM

I heard that the coyotes were taking deer down all over the lake last winter. Why isn't anyone shooting those mangey rats?


Wednesday January 13, 2010
10:03 AM

ok, good picture, -M


Wednesday January 13, 2010
08:55 AM

Steve, no picture. -Mike


Monday January 11, 2010
02:59 PM

Who is Red sea doo Steve


Monday January 11, 2010
10:24 AM

The first day of legal fishing is Jan 15 Friday on Sebec Lake. Make your way out with test holes. don't go many way near the dam at the village or the inlets into the lake. Be very careful no mistakes The lake from Narrows Steve


Monday January 11, 2010
09:46 AM

3 two adults, one toddler) killed snowmobiling in Middlebury Vermont on Lake Dunmore. The fire chief simply said that the ice is just not thick enough.

I pray that we have a safe winter on Sebec.


Monday January 11, 2010
09:39 AM

Truck goes through ice on Maine lake January 10, 2010 08:57 EST

SMITHFIELD, Maine (AP) -- Maine officials are advising outdoors enthusiasts to check for thin ice after a truck carrying a Norridgewock man and his son went through the ice into a central Maine lake.

The Maine Warden Service says a truck operated by Linwood Ledger crashed through the ice on North Pond in Smithfield on Friday afternoon. Ledger and his son, Michael, were able to get out of the truck and the pond's icy waters without injury.

Officials say the truck is submerged except for plow on the front that got caught on the ice. Wardens say Ledger told them he assumed the ice was thick enough for his vehicle and that he had hauled a trailer with an ice shack onto the pond earlier in the day.


Sunday January 10, 2010
03:43 PM

For those who may have known her, Elinor (Cunningham) Bartolomeo, born in Dover-Foxcroft and a long-time resident of Sebec Lake, passed away in November. She and her husband, Mike, spent every summer at the lake (South Shore), where they owned two cottages. She was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Keith and Arlene (Cunningham) Merrill, who were also summer residents at "the lake" (Cotton Brook Road) for many years. LC in CT


Sunday January 10, 2010
11:48 AM

test


Saturday January 09, 2010
07:55 AM

Underground Weather predicts a cold week. Think we'll be seeing fishing shacks near the Narrows by the 15th?


Friday January 08, 2010
10:18 PM

test


Wednesday January 06, 2010
06:15 PM

Saw a beautiful healthy fox today. Not many deer tracks around....so sad.


Wednesday January 06, 2010
06:11 PM

LOVIN LIVING ON SEBEC LAKE!!!


Wednesday January 06, 2010
04:49 PM

Steve:

I am mistaken, the book I have with your pictures in it is "Logging and Lumbering in Main" Donald A. Wilson.

Red Sea-Doo


Wednesday January 06, 2010
04:33 PM

Hey steve: I was reading a book with some of your picture collection in it, "Tall trees, Tough men" By Robert E. Pike I have your book "Around Dover-Foxcroft" great pictures from the area.

I would love it if you could share some of your collection with us. I know you have posted some already. I love any history from the area. ;~)

Red Sea-Doo


Wednesday January 06, 2010
03:13 PM

love seeing the birds in flight going for the feeder...so cute


Wednesday January 06, 2010
10:39 AM

For those who plan to travel south to escape, temorarily, the frigid climes of Sebec, "south" had better be near the equator. Memphis T. 14, Caribou M. 31. Hey isn't that Al Gore guy from Tennessee? Hey Steve!


Tuesday January 05, 2010
05:17 PM

If you don't see me for awhile, the wind was really blowing a gale and so I decided to lay down in the snow and make a snow angel. And now I can't get up. I think I am stuck here for the night. I can't help thinking there is a reason that I am down here. And so I have decided to make the best of it while in this humble position and look at the stars :) Frosty


Tuesday January 05, 2010
02:35 PM

its the wind. once it calms down for a few days the ice will quickly thicken.


Tuesday January 05, 2010
01:22 PM

Will Schoodic ever freeze? doesn't look like Sebec Lake is any too deep for ice yet either...hmmm..I know there have been winters where the narrows never freezes completely


Tuesday January 05, 2010
11:04 AM

Pats 30 - Ravens 16 Bungles 27 - New Jersey Jests 20 Cards 40 - Packers 24 Eagles 23 -Cowgirls 22


Monday January 04, 2010
11:53 AM

Looks like mother nature is taking care of the snow on the eaves. Gil


Monday January 04, 2010
09:06 AM

greetings sebecers, happy new year. does anyone know how to get the ice off the lower lake cam?? see you at the lake, virgey


Sunday January 03, 2010
12:11 PM

INSTEAD OF TWO FEET OF SNOW IT RAINED ALL SAT. NIGHT. WHEN IT FREEZES IT WIIL BE ICE CAKES WHERE THE THE DRIVE WAY MEETS THE PLOWED ROAD. WE HAD VERY LITTLE SNOW MAYBE 3 OR 4 INCHES BUT PLACES WERE BARE AND DRIFTS ARE HIGHER. TOO BAD IT DID'NT SNOW FOR THE SNOWMOBLES. FROM THE NARROWS . STEVE


Sunday January 03, 2010
11:13 AM

Enjoy the global warming up there this winter.


Friday January 01, 2010
07:02 PM

Happy New Year!

Ahhhh...snowwww. Gudda luv it! What a snowman lives for and what he dies for lack thereof (a wee sentimental and a tad logical :) Frosty


Friday January 01, 2010
10:24 AM

Happy New Year to all who visit here and to all who spend time at the Lake.

In this new year may Mother Nature put forth a liberal number of sunny days and a very conservative quantity of mosquitoes, especially for those of us who neither worked for nor deserve free mosquitoes. :)

Thank you, Mike and Jan and Steve and Ellen, for providing these views of our lake.

Peace, prosperity, good health and good fishing to all!

E


Friday January 01, 2010
08:13 AM

TC177, Happy New Year to you and Scooter too! Echo is loving the snow! Wish we could be up there to enjoy the big storm! TC187


Thursday December 31, 2009
05:03 PM

We've added Borestone to the video set. Go to the Home page and click on Daily Videos near the top of the page. Probably we will switch over to Flash format. -Mike


Thursday December 31, 2009
10:37 AM

Looks like you may be in for a whopper of a storn this weekend... 24" is what they are predicting at the Boston stations for Maine.

The storms were so much larger when we were kids!

Scooter wishes Echo a Happy New Year and may they encounter many new smells this year at the lake!!

Happy New Year. TC177


Thursday December 31, 2009
10:15 AM

The temperature sensor's rated accuracy is +-0.5 degrees F. It is positioned about 10ft out and 3ft below the surface. Unless it freezes to the bottom it should always read above 32F +-0.5 deg. -Mike


Thursday December 31, 2009
09:35 AM

What's Up With That . . . ?

Last year the ice in occurred at 31.9 degrees F. This year the water temp shows above 32.

Is it a new temp sensor and calibrated differently?

What's Up With That?

ps: flyers bruins should play at the "Narrows Rink" tomorrow


Thursday December 31, 2009
05:54 AM

Maybe...hopefully.... we will get to experience an old fashioned blizzard like we had as kids... If we are really lucky we might even get snowed in for a day or two.... Make sure you have plenty of provisions to include adult beverages... kick back between shovelings and as the song says let it snow,let it snow, let it snow !!


Wednesday December 30, 2009
06:59 PM

OOPS, Schoodic lake is iced over ;~) just checked the cam.

R.S.D.


Wednesday December 30, 2009
06:54 PM

Is Schoooodic lake salt water ...not freezing.

Red Sea-Doo


Wednesday December 30, 2009
02:17 PM

If we get the big storm we will have some great trail riding. Touge God.


Wednesday December 30, 2009
12:07 PM

Big snow storm heading toward Sebec this weekend!


Wednesday December 30, 2009
12:06 PM

Big snow storm heading toward Sebec this weekend!


Wednesday December 30, 2009
08:43 AM

Schoodic Lake cam is great - thanks to Schoodic Lake George. -Mike


Wednesday December 30, 2009
08:13 AM

"ice in" Steve


Wednesday December 30, 2009
07:46 AM

Any thoughts about the new camera on Schoodic lake touge master


Wednesday December 30, 2009
07:44 AM

any thought about the camera on Schoodic Lake. To me this is great. touge master


Tuesday December 29, 2009
06:16 PM

Just think back only four short months We were basking in the sun & swimming in 84 deg. water. Actually, I recorded 86 Deg. water at My dock this year at one point. Things change!

Red Sea-Doo


Tuesday December 29, 2009
05:07 PM

BRRRRR!


Tuesday December 29, 2009
04:07 PM

Global warming is a bunch of psyco babble pap??


Tuesday December 29, 2009
03:50 PM

So What'er yer thoughts about Global Warming Today ??

Do ya think it's for real ??


Tuesday December 29, 2009
01:40 PM

The wind is blowing fifty MPH . The flag is out straight. The birds are on the feeders that hang at an angle from the wind. The wind is very loud . So if god is truly the wind ,as someone said ,he must be able to stop? I think he may have made an "ice in" on Sebec Lake but can not see because of the wind . Steve


Tuesday December 29, 2009
12:19 PM

The poor cat... frozen solid mid-narrows.


Tuesday December 29, 2009
11:59 AM

OH that poor flag pole


Tuesday December 29, 2009
10:18 AM

Would the person who stole Borestone, please put it back.

I can see the other side of the lake but that is it.


Monday December 28, 2009
01:29 PM

Wow - HD squirrel cam is amazing. On a Mac I can pinch in on the glass track pad with my fingers and see fantastic detail at a hi zoom in.

We need it for the Borestone shot. I bet you could see hikers on the summit.


Sunday December 27, 2009
10:53 AM

Not sure who wrote that version "Nite before Christmas" But- Well down could be us - HAHA Hope you all had a good Christmas and have a Happy New Year.

Looks like the DoverDozen will be gathering on the lake around Jan.28,29,30, & 31. PR-DoverDozen


Friday December 25, 2009
12:41 PM

For your entertainment: COPS the Star Wars version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI43mZwsXXU


Friday December 25, 2009
10:25 AM

Merry Christmas to All. Hey Dover Dozen, you ever thought about being a poet? Good job and that is coming from a snowman who loves poetry. Be careful now, when you and the boys get on those snowmobiles, cause I am standing right smack dab in front of the camera, and I want to be around all winter :) Frosty


Friday December 25, 2009
10:20 AM

Bill Merry Christmas have a good time in tenn. Steve


Thursday December 24, 2009
11:37 PM

Hope Everyone has a Blessed Christmas & a Happy & Healthy New Year!


Thursday December 24, 2009
08:58 PM

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
by Dover Dozen perhaps 
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Sebec

Not a creature was stirring, not even a the cat that crossed the narrows at ice in;

The stockings were hung by the woodstove with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would not encounter a bear; 

The children were nestled all snug in their bunks,

While visions of X-Boxes danced in their heads;

And mamma in her LL Bean boots, and I in my couch,

Had just settled down for some, 

When out on the lake there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from the couch to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash,

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow

Gave the lustre of mid-day to noises, hello . . . , 

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a rental car, and eight Dover-Dozen,

And with a little old driver, so lively and quick

I knew in a moment he wasn't a drinkin'.

More rapid than eagles over the rocks they came,

That rental car would never be the same;

"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, BudLight and Hertz!

On, Comet!, SamAdams! on, Avis and Blitzen!

To the top of the porch! to end of the hall!

Now line 'em up again, line 'em up again, line 'em up again all!" 

As dry leaves that before the wild thirsts fly,

When they drink Scotch and beer, mount to the sky,

So up to the rim the glasses they filled,

With the car full of booze, and a great web cam too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard down the hall

The filling and clinking of each little glass. 

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,

Down the stove pipe the Dover-Dozen had came with a bound.

They were dressed all in Carharts, from their foot to their ears,

And clothes were all tarnished with ashes and beers;

A case of beer they had flung on their back,

And they looked like ice fishermen just opening a 6 pack.



 Eyes -- how they twinkled! all red and merry!

Their cheeks were like roses, and red nose like a cherry!

One's droll little mouth was drinkin a soda,

And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,

And the odd smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
 
He had a broad face and a little round 5th,

That shook, when he poured it.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old designated driver,

And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of my thirst;

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to drink;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to the bottle,

And filled my glass; then turned like a jerk,

And raising my glass aside of my nose,

And giving a nod, down the hatch it flowed; 

He sprang to his rental car, to his gang gave a whistle,

And away they all rode like the Dover-Dozen.

But I heard them exclaim, ere they drove out of sight,

"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good webcam."


Thursday December 24, 2009
04:16 PM

Hey Steve, Having a great time in Tenn. Got caught in Virginia storm because they don't have a clue about plowing. Say hi to Mike et al, Bill


Thursday December 24, 2009
04:06 PM

wow nice squirrel cam image today


Thursday December 24, 2009
03:35 PM

Ice in big lake melted. Too hot.


Thursday December 24, 2009
10:57 AM

Keep an eye out for Santa's sleigh as he flys over Borestone.


Thursday December 24, 2009
09:31 AM

The Big Lake has a skim of ice almost to Bucks Cove aera. The temp is over 32 today. Nice day Steve


Wednesday December 23, 2009
07:30 AM

The new camera on Schoodic Lake is Great. I have owned a camp on lake since 1987. This is a great way to see what conditions are. Jerry


Wednesday December 23, 2009
06:50 AM

wow

canoe time lapse is awesome

Well what the heck, it's SebecTec!


Tuesday December 22, 2009
09:11 PM

Ahem...thou must also trot past Canoodlin Point without a wisker being wet.


Tuesday December 22, 2009
09:04 PM

Meow!

I just walked across the Narrows after my tea and toast and my furry but is dry.

Ice In


Tuesday December 22, 2009
08:37 PM

Head on over to http://www.youtube.com/sebeclakewebcam and watch Rollin's canoe class build a canoe in six days. -Mike


Tuesday December 22, 2009
03:35 PM

right now it appears snowing and blowing at all Sebec Cams,... but not Schoodic... crazy weather!


Tuesday December 22, 2009
02:36 PM

Thanks for the camera on Schoodic Lake. Great Job


Tuesday December 22, 2009
02:36 PM

Thanks for the camera on Schoodic Lake. Great Job


Tuesday December 22, 2009
02:36 PM

Thanks for the camera on Schoodic Lake. Great Job


Tuesday December 22, 2009
02:36 PM

Thanks for the camera on Schoodic Lake. Great Job


Tuesday December 22, 2009
02:33 PM

12/22/09 I realy like the the new camera that was set up on Schoodic Lake. I have owned a camp there since 1987. This camera shows condition on the lake were as I always used Sebec camera for my information. Great Job

Jerry


Tuesday December 22, 2009
02:33 PM

12/22/09 I realy like the the new camera that was set up on Schoodic Lake. I have owned a camp there since 1987. This camera shows condition on the lake were as I always used Sebec camera for my information. Great Job

Jerry


Tuesday December 22, 2009
09:52 AM

The small lake is "in" to just the Narrows and could be offically called that its iced over for of the season. Yes a cat could cross the Narrows. It happened at twelve o three A.M. December 22,2009 Steve P. S. no winners yet on ice in.


Tuesday December 22, 2009
08:43 AM

...WINTER STORM WARNING...

STEADY SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION BY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY. THE SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT AND INTO WEDNESDAY.

STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE AREA ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 10 TO 20 INCHES. -Mike


Tuesday December 22, 2009
06:45 AM

http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=28407

here's a web cam for ya


Tuesday December 22, 2009
06:14 AM

me thinks a cat might be able to walk across the narrows later today . . . say around tea time-


Monday December 21, 2009
09:06 PM

Hey guess what? Frosty's real happy we had a snowstorm. And I really love that Merry Christmas sign! And I have been "pledging my allegiance to the flag." I am over yonder here in the woods, oh my the stars are so pretty at night. Do you see me? I have my own fish shanty this year. And so, when the lake freezes I am going to get it all set up and do some serious fishing. Frosty's always wanted to catch a salmon, but no one ever believed that I could be anything but a snowman. But, even snowmen can dream :) Frosty


Monday December 21, 2009
08:09 AM

The wind doesn't seem to want to stop. Ice out today or tomorrow? Gil


Monday December 21, 2009
07:53 AM

The wind was strong laat night and is still blowing. The bowling ball to Parkards is out. The small lake is in but may be out if all the ice can get though the Narrows today. Steve


Monday December 21, 2009
01:38 AM

Remember - Ice In is on 12/22 just past 4pm; Tea Time

Welcome to Wintah

-GW


Sunday December 20, 2009
10:45 AM

Yeah, but you might want to try a candlepin ball instead of a 10-pin.

:-)

Gil


Sunday December 20, 2009
10:41 AM

Steve, see if you can roll a bowling ball across the narrows or better yet roll one to Packard's Landing. -Mike


Sunday December 20, 2009
09:46 AM

Ain't that a beyootiful sight, shoar to shoar ice and a Merry Christmas sign ta boot, thank ya so much, A Merry Christmas to all and a very Happy New Yee-ah


Sunday December 20, 2009
09:42 AM

Is the Cat wet ?


Sunday December 20, 2009
08:16 AM

The lake has a skim of ice as far as I can see from the Narrows. At Bog brook it looks the same way. The flag is pointing down the lake it may not hold if the wind or God comes up. Remember God is the wind. The storm is not coming to the lake today .The middle of the week one is coming to an already white Christmas here. 2 low flying jets came flying over the Narrows Friday and Sat. Just like summer. Steve


Sunday December 20, 2009
08:12 AM

hmm almost official ice in? close..


Sunday December 20, 2009
12:52 AM

FYI:

2ft snow sat night at the jersey shore - 1 more foot predicted before it stops

Is it goin to Maine too?


Sunday December 20, 2009
12:52 AM

FYI:

2ft snow sat night at the jersey shore - 1 more foot predicted before it stops

Is it goin to Maine?


Saturday December 19, 2009
12:56 PM

Steve, I will add to the accolades! Nice Job on the sign and the page.. It's even chilly down here in Apopka, Fl. this morning, only 57 currently. Have a blessed Christmas and a Healthy New Year! RG.


Saturday December 19, 2009
12:27 PM

Love the sign!!!Thank you Steve!!!!Merry Christmas to you and yours also God Bless You and your Familey


Saturday December 19, 2009
11:55 AM

Love the Merry Christmas sign! Merry Christmas to all and lets all pray for a blessed 2010 for all America!


Saturday December 19, 2009
08:16 AM

A lot of slush is going througt the Narrows this morning headed east.A real warm day at the lake, I had the sunroof opened on the ride into town this morning. Can we call ice out in the small lake Mike? Merry Cristmas. Steve


Saturday December 19, 2009
07:46 AM

Even now it looks like it's going to get blown away. -Mike


Saturday December 19, 2009
07:44 AM

The Today's Images east view shows some ice forming during the first few images (be sure to refresh the page). Those images are 5 minutes apart. The movie will be made from images taken every 30 seconds. It will be interesting to see what tonight's time-lapse movie will show. -Mike


Friday December 18, 2009
04:27 PM

Boston and southeast: *** GROWING CONFIDENCE ON SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM SAT NIGHT INTO SUN *** NOAA


Friday December 18, 2009
02:08 PM

God is in the wind.


Friday December 18, 2009
09:37 AM

Steve, don't forget your sunroof. Sometimes a little draft can come in through there too.

Schoodic Lake George


Thursday December 17, 2009
06:56 PM

R.S.D. is out of the water for the year. Oct.31st was enough thanks.


Thursday December 17, 2009
04:21 PM

Almost time to light up the coal stove Steve. -Mike


Thursday December 17, 2009
04:09 PM

Wild day at the narrows today. The wind is blowing so hard that water is coming off the lake and blows hundreds of feet down the lake. This has been going on day and night for the last 3 days. A loud roar of the wind is constant. We just had a power surge that turned off the TV and the computer. Had to reboot. The rocks on the shore have 18 inch ice cap from the water being blown on them. the back yard is litered with falling limbs. The temp.is hanging around zero. I had to roll up the passenger side window on the car for the first time on ride to town this morning. If this weather keeps up I may have to roll up the drivers side and put on a coat. Steve


Thursday December 17, 2009
03:04 PM

Wow,... the lake is rolling in all different directions this afternoon.... time lapse ought to be pretty cool today?!


Thursday December 17, 2009
01:24 PM

12:30pm..you're heading up this weekend...please give report when you return..are you intim's cove or south cove?


Thursday December 17, 2009
12:30 PM

How much snow is on the ground? Heading up there this weekend


Thursday December 17, 2009
12:00 PM

Check out the ice at about 8:58 (am) on the 12/16 time lapse. Looked pretty thick as it slid by.

Schoodic Lake George


Thursday December 17, 2009
11:15 AM

For those watching the lake this AM, 17 Dec 09, when the air temp. is much lower than water temp. any evaporation appears as "smoke", or condensed water vapor. It was extraordinary at sun-up today with the strong NW wind. Myself, I'm headed south for awhile - not chicken - just gotta see the grandbabies at Christmas. Have a blessed Christmas all of you on Sebec.


Thursday December 17, 2009
08:01 AM

I believe that is called is "sea smoke" -MM


Thursday December 17, 2009
07:59 AM

RSD

.6F... time for swim!


Wednesday December 16, 2009
11:47 AM

J P I left it running. cant you hear it ?Tim


Wednesday December 16, 2009
11:42 AM

Merry Christmas everyone! OH that poor flag pole. The wind is crazy lately. Steve better ask Santa for a new pole as it looks like it's being stressed yet again today.


Wednesday December 16, 2009
09:28 AM

The NOAA weather discussion talks about a "HISTORIC SNOWSTORM LATE SAT INTO SUNDAY..." for SNE


Wednesday December 16, 2009
07:43 AM

The temperature...is...dropping...


Tuesday December 15, 2009
07:44 PM

Hey Tim, Are you keeping my Baja nice and warm til Spring. That through hull exhaust needs to stay @ a certain temp in order to be nice and loud for Summer!Thanx JP@The Cedars (Happy Ho Ho's Sebec Lakers)


Tuesday December 15, 2009
02:32 PM

RSD, sorry to hear that.

MM


Tuesday December 15, 2009
01:49 PM

RSD

Sorry to hear of your cousin. Hope you have wonderful holidays!

BC


Monday December 14, 2009
07:56 PM

To anyone who knew him, My cousin Bruce Gerrish passed away on Sunday. Bruce was kicked by a horse and was killed instantly. Bruce was the son of the late Hap Gerrish, whom many of you do know.

R.S.D.


Monday December 14, 2009
02:27 PM

Steve, I think I turned the camera off by mistake. -Mike


Monday December 14, 2009
09:08 AM

Wow! Beautiful shots up there this morning! You guys are the Sebec Lake Currier and Ives.


Monday December 14, 2009
07:57 AM

Mike you might still be right ?? 12/16 ???


Monday December 14, 2009
07:53 AM

The ice is you see is a lot of snow trying to get through the Narrows. The wind is up and may clear the Narrows. This is what we need for ice in. Snow, no wind and very cold temps for a long period. It always starts with ice in the narrows and works its way up the big lake and down the small lake


Monday December 14, 2009
07:21 AM

Mike

Your temp probe might show 38 now underwater, but the surface temp must be closer to 31.9 . . .

12/22 - ice in


Monday December 14, 2009
07:20 AM

Mike

Your temp probe might show 38 now underwater, but the surface temp must be closer to 31.9 . . .

12/22 - ice in


Sunday December 13, 2009
07:27 PM

Ice in 12/16/09. Flag looks good. Thanks Steve & Mike too! Sebec is my home page.


Sunday December 13, 2009
01:39 PM

can see which way the wind is blowing The same flag is back up the pole. The metal part at the top of the pole wore out and was replaced. It was hard getting the pole down because it frozen into cement We had torch the pole to heat the pipe it was set in.


Sunday December 13, 2009
12:49 PM

Either that or someone stole the pole! gil


Sunday December 13, 2009
10:53 AM

I think Steve is putting up a new flag? -Mike


Sunday December 13, 2009
10:23 AM

Point to Ponder

I have just done a close reading of one of the web cam pics, the one with a flat calm at 10:19am. And I got to thinking, if one were to toss a penny into Sebec Lake, how far would the ripple that it creates travel?


Sunday December 13, 2009
10:01 AM

hey - zoom the cam in on bucks cove and borestone for a bit before the storm


Sunday December 13, 2009
09:30 AM

Is that a opacle allusion Steve or does th flag pole have a kink inar. Peers if theys ice in SeeMoar cove anyone ready to catch a lunkar?


Sunday December 13, 2009
08:13 AM

GW, I need to reformulate my guess, obviously not today... ice-in will surely be someday this week. -Mike


Sunday December 13, 2009
06:29 AM

remember-

Ice in this year will be 12/22, 4:17pm

a little past tea time . . .

-GW


Saturday December 12, 2009
08:28 AM

Come on back, Frosty. Better bring a life vest, and maybe seasickness pills, if you come today.


Saturday December 12, 2009
05:10 AM

Iced in perhaps on 12/25/09 I have reports of 12" to 16" of snow at the lake!? ...true? R.S.D.


Friday December 11, 2009
05:47 PM

Ice in guess 1-10-10


Friday December 11, 2009
04:22 PM

I was just wondering if you all mind me coming back to Sebec Lake this winter? That is, if you all don't mind pretending that I really am a snowman :) Frosty


Friday December 11, 2009
03:52 PM

OOOOH, OOPS, JUST NOTICED Steve's flag rescue after I had panic attack and said it was gone...thanks Steve!! Mike any still pics of those morning waves handy? They did look huge. good seadooing weather!


Friday December 11, 2009
03:49 PM

THE FLAG IS GONE - between 2 and 3:30 today the flag flew off it's mast on narrows web cam....upsetting to think of a flag on the ground or sunk in lake...(unless by chance owners took it in). but that wind was wicked. :(


Friday December 11, 2009
02:38 PM

Webcam Narrows .The wind is blowing so hard that the flag pole bent and the metal bolt at the top that pole wore out and flag and all ended up in the lake. I was able to retrieve all and will put it back on less windy day.The waves are forty feet apart Steve


Friday December 11, 2009
11:31 AM

Wow, looks like ocean size rollers going through the narrows this morning. -Mike


Friday December 11, 2009
10:49 AM

Playing a long shot. Ice in Jan 5, 2010

E


Friday December 11, 2009
08:50 AM

The ice in report from the Castle from CMP meter reader. there is ice out to the the first bouy at Wilson Stream .White caps in the Narrows .Mike you are a little off on your date. The ice wiil be in Jan. 2, 20010. Steve


Thursday December 10, 2009
04:05 PM

I will still go with 12/22 for Ice in

The ice needs to be thick enuf so kittie does not go swimmin

BC


Thursday December 10, 2009
10:04 AM

You are welcome. Incidentaly, if your web page does not refresh the webcam image try Crtl+F5 combination. That will force a cache refresh. -Mike


Thursday December 10, 2009
09:55 AM

Mike,.. What you have created here,.. with all the web cams and information,.. is absolutely fantastic...Thank You!,.. Thank You!....

SH


Thursday December 10, 2009
09:20 AM

I predict ice-in overnight Saturday-Sunday Dec 13. -Mike


Wednesday December 09, 2009
11:11 PM

Sounds good to me Gil. Tim


Wednesday December 09, 2009
04:10 PM

Ok- a couple of days of cold weather turning warmer followed by spring thaw on April 1. No ice - in therefore no ice-out (Woops, I got spring fever already!) Gil


Wednesday December 09, 2009
12:29 PM

Snow started at lake today . 8 to 10 inches are forecast . All schools and events are closed at noon. The river on South Street in town is frozen in. But the lake has a way to go before ice in? Steve


Tuesday December 08, 2009
08:12 AM

OK - a couple of days of cold and strong breeze to chill the water surface, then a calm day and night and we should see ice in.

I say by 12/22

-GW


Saturday December 05, 2009
09:24 AM

The canoe building elves look very busy this morning. Thanks for sharing the shots of these craftsmen in action. Beautiful canoes guys! ~L


Friday December 04, 2009
09:43 AM

wow, that's cool Mike, beautiful canoes.


Thursday December 03, 2009
01:19 PM

Watch a Maine craftsman building a canoe: http://www.sebectec.com/woodencanoe/canoecam.htm

Northwoods Canoe Co., Atkinson, Maine

-Mike


Thursday December 03, 2009
09:00 AM

Heavy rain today at the lake. This amount of rain can make the lake rise 8 to 10" in the next two or three days. The wind is blowing hard up the lake . Steve


Wednesday December 02, 2009
03:56 PM

9:20am thanks for the info on the dam. it needs to dry up, up there.


Wednesday December 02, 2009
09:41 AM

Hi. Tuned in at 9:30am. The pictures as seen through the webcam could be a postcard. I feel as though I am right there on the lake. And I loved the moon's awesome reflection on the lake last night. And if the pictures get any more precise, well then, we might just be in heaven. Have a great day on the lake if you are there, or just viewing it through a camera lens.


Wednesday December 02, 2009
09:20 AM

The gates are wide opened and water is flowing over the dam at the Village. All the rivers are like this as it has rained about everday for the last 3 weeks.


Wednesday December 02, 2009
08:34 AM

The water looks higher than it should be for winter...are they not letting any more flow out? they should....same old story.


Wednesday December 02, 2009
07:28 AM

unfortunately, yesterdays time-lapse with moonrise was a flub. -Mike


Wednesday December 02, 2009
05:10 AM

is there a time lapse of the moonrise?


Monday November 30, 2009
02:02 PM

Well yeah, it's tough having a spot on the most beautifull lake on the planet ;)


Monday November 30, 2009
10:02 AM

Could someone explain to me how Sebec Lake gets those awesome blue colors in and around the lake and sky at say 7am this morning and then all of a sudden at around 10am it goes to a misty gray color. I have been pondering this. And I got to thinking that God's beauty has no boundary.


Saturday November 28, 2009
08:48 AM


Saturday November 28, 2009
08:47 AM


Friday November 27, 2009
08:09 PM

. . . darn cranberry farts . . .


Friday November 27, 2009
03:39 PM

ICE IN? Watched the national weather this morning - it was cooler in Tennessee than in Caribou. Now we all know Al Gore is from Tenn., so I hope this dosen't mean no ice at Sebec before February. There is no ice in the small ponds of Bowerbank yet, so I'm guessing no ice on the lake 'til second week of January.


Thursday November 26, 2009
08:29 AM

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! We have a lot to be thankful for. Miss Echo will be eating plenty of turkey today. tc187


Thursday November 26, 2009
08:04 AM

HAPPY THANKS-GIVING DAY I plan to give a lot thanks today Thank you


Wednesday November 25, 2009
07:34 AM

Friday November 20,09:59 PM 2009 Janylee The camp is along the left shore looking out the origanial web cam looks toward ram island. PR-DoverDozen


Tuesday November 24, 2009
07:38 PM

To the November 16 writer of "Maine twang" Well, I just wanted to say that I so much enjoyed the Maine dialect and it is even more funny when read out loud. Got a real kick out of the entire piece and cracked up at "doan spose" :) I can hear my uncles from downeast. Whoever wrote this is real good at it and I had a good laugh. Thank you.


Tuesday November 24, 2009
09:22 AM

Yes, Congratulations, Foxcroft Ponies!

Interesting thought, allowing non resident property owners some representation in the town government.


Monday November 23, 2009
04:29 PM

Congrats to the kids at DF!

When we used to go to Wellfleet, Mass , the town had stickers when you bought your beach sticker (the beach stickers had Gun-To-Your_head prices), there were white stickers with a oyster shell on it. You paid $5 per sticker and it was a college scholoraship program for a couple students in town.

Nice idea... Something the DF parents may want to think about and have either the local businesses or the library sell them... nice and easy and a way the summa folks can contribute.

Wellfleet was a very interesting place. There was lots of money and lots of big mansions... but the summer folks there asked if they could have some voting rights at town meeting. Well the locals got all concerned because they figured the summer folks would vote schools down, but to everyone's surprise, the summer folks wanted to protect their property value and wanted the local kids to get a good education. Most of the local kids moved away so the local talent did not exist to start high tech businesses.

The town voted in a representative form of voting because you can only be a registered voter in one location.

Well mole season is here... go to work in the dark, go home in the dark.


Sunday November 22, 2009
08:54 AM

Echo is crazy girl,(17 Mo. old Springer Spaniel) She's back home now on the couch at the moment, but wishing She run like the wind on Tim's cove rd. Camp is really the only thing that can wear her out ...even then? Thanks for the shout out for Echo.

R.S.D.


Saturday November 21, 2009
09:26 PM

Last year ice-in was based on a cat at Mike's camp hence the reference to wet cat/Wet Dog

Sebec fun: A special Hi goes to Echo! A lovely little energetic pup that has starled me more than once in the morning when she runs by the camp and all you see is a black flash... Made me jump a few times thinkin some while animal is rummaging around.


Saturday November 21, 2009
08:12 PM

I want to put out a big "Congratulations" to Foxcroft Academy. Even though the didn't win today against Dirigo. They made us Sebec Lakers proud. I had a privilege to see them play today in Portland. Awesome season guys! JP@The Cedars


Friday November 20, 2009
09:59 PM

Dover Dozen, Hi. Yes, it was near Peaks Kenney. Us kids used to walk there. Dad thought it was great to see it again in your pictures (Gallery). Thank you. Janylee


Friday November 20, 2009
05:59 PM

OK, how about this . . .

Ice in is when a squirrel can walk across the Narrows if it chose to do so.

. . . huh?

we'll use the Narrows cam to see . . .

OK?


Friday November 20, 2009
09:59 AM

That sane person would have to be a wise man over fifty years old with a snowmobile. He has to be drug free and sober. Only those need to apply for the job.Steve


Friday November 20, 2009
09:43 AM

The problem with calling ice in is hard to to do because the lake is long and there is no way of checking the in part. Maybe someone with a plane could check it out hourly. We could have Dow Air Force in Bangor do this for a project. Maybe a better contest would be when a sane person could go from Bucks Cove to Pine island.


Friday November 20, 2009
09:13 AM

Janylee McGlinchy Wednesday November 18, 2009 01:02 PM

Hi if in fact we are talking about the same place the camp is not in the narrows but in along the shore near Peaks Kenny entance. PR-DoverDozen


Thursday November 19, 2009
05:00 PM

Anyone want keep track of a Sebec Lake ice-in contest? If someone would like to do that they can keep track of the entries and will have ftp access to sebeclake.net for posting the ice-in guess list as a text or excel file. Send an email to admin@sebeclake.net

-Mike


Thursday November 19, 2009
09:24 AM

ICE IN 2009 = 12/22/09 4:34pm

THAT IS ALL

-gw :)


Wednesday November 18, 2009
09:23 PM

Janylee, thank you and all the best.

-Mike


Wednesday November 18, 2009
09:10 PM

I like the poem.


Wednesday November 18, 2009
02:37 PM

A short verse by Fred Washburn. Dover foxcroft poet.One snowflake never blocked a road, One raindrop never drowned a road, One breath could not keep you alive, One bee could not fill a hive. One little seed can't sow an acre, One bread loaf doesn't make a baker- But unless I am an awful liar, One match can set the world on fire!


Wednesday November 18, 2009
01:36 PM

The webcam is pointed from the south side of the Narrows to the north side of the Narrows. The red camp is you see is on the shore that goes into Seymour cove. The cam is from the red camp in in the Narrows. Steve


Wednesday November 18, 2009
01:02 PM

Dover Dozen, Hi. A little question. If you read this today, will you tell me where Esther Adams cottage (the red one) is located in the webcam pictures? As I look at the Narrows, things look really familiar. Course me and dad fished in there and I caught that big salmon at seven.

Mike, Oh how pretty are the pictures today. If they get any better well then, we might be in heaven :)

Hello to all "Sebec ahs" from Saint Augustine, Florida. Home of the first permanent Christian settlement. My favorite place to sit and where eagles are nesting at the top of the Great Cross. Sweet. I am doing missionary work, presently. Or at least I would like to think that I am. This is where the good Lord has me right now, to do his work. But, you know what is sad? there are a lot of homes here without a family. And I got to thinking, perhaps there wouldn't be so many homeless, if they could find each other. And if I had my way, I would come to Sebec and live in the woods, like Henry David Thoreau :) Janylee McGlinchy


Wednesday November 18, 2009
07:12 AM

wet dog is worse..the water is still in the low 40s...I'm thinking 12/20..... KJ


Tuesday November 17, 2009
04:56 PM

I think the cats have probably gained weight so I am thinkin 12/14... I hate the smell of wet cat!

BC


Tuesday November 17, 2009
10:47 AM

Ice in this year....? how about,... mmmm,... ahh,... 12/10/09....?

SH


Monday November 16, 2009
01:02 PM

Hows tah deea huntn goin.


Monday November 16, 2009
11:53 AM

Twant be long fore ice in, farm ponds n bogs aready startin to skim ovah, doan spose there'll be skatin on Thanksgivin like there was when I was a whippa snappa


Friday November 13, 2009
09:54 AM

KJ

I think your message is why I like New England so much.

I am glad not to be driving 4.5 hours each way each weekend to visit camp. It was wonderful during the summer and fall but it is now time for holidays. In January and February, it will be time for rest and a bit of shovelling of snow. In March, we will begin to chomp at the bit because the snow will recede and we will begin thinking of camp. In April, we will all chant ICE OUT...ICE OUT.... and start asking questions about the Tims Cove Road... and in May, we will all come back together to enjoy Sebec for another summer and fall with our friends and relatives.

I think NOT having access to Sebec is an important part of enjoying Sebec.

All together, lets start to chant

ICE IN ICE IN

and many thanks to Mike and Steve for giving a glimpse of Sebec when we can not get there... Next year may be the year for a Tim's Cove camera.


Friday November 13, 2009
07:25 AM

Ice very soon!


Thursday November 12, 2009
02:44 PM

amazing 2:39pm....all 3 webcams...the WHOLE lake is glass...never seen that before...I'm never going to make it through the winter...I miss it so much already.... :( KJ TC187


Tuesday November 10, 2009
05:30 AM

dover theater webcam cool. thank you! love having all these cams to see where I'd rather be....


Monday November 09, 2009
08:07 AM

Nice one: http://www.sebectec.com/webcam/cam1/0012.jpg


Monday November 09, 2009
07:59 AM

Dover-Foxcroft webcam: http://www.centertheatre.org/dovercam/webcam.htm

-Mike


Saturday November 07, 2009
10:34 AM

Sebec Lake In the days when June is Blooming, Then my heart is light and gay, For I never have to wonder Where to pass a pleasant day.

When I've finished with my garden And i've laid away my rake, Then I head my old jalopy For a day at Sebec Lake.

Just to go and view its beauty, Or perhaps to wet a line, For Sebec Lake is no stranger To that old bamboo of mine.

I have told my share of stories Of the fish that got away, Sitting by the fire with cronies On a rainy, rainy day.

I have met a lot of people Visiting for far and near. Once they summer at Sebec Lake They come back year after year.

Lets us always make them welcome As our sisters and our brothers. Summer days are best remembered When you share them with others.

From The Narrows, this poem was written by Fred Farrington Washburn before 1959. He lived in Dover Foxcroft on Lawrence Street.


Friday November 06, 2009
04:49 PM

To the Historian,

Thank you. I enjoyed reading your passage. I would live there, if only for the farming and the old fashioned lifestyle. I do think that life was simpler then and there was a sweetness about it. I do hope that people are making use of the good soil. I have always thought that it would great to have a big garden and use it to feed people.

Gil,

Thank you for your most kind sentiments regarding the boat ride and all. So sorry to hear that you were in the hospital. I pray that you are much better. Dad was in Brigham in 1972 for his "work up" in order to prepare for the donation of his kidney to my sister Lynn. Dad left me with some maps of the lake, I wonder what I should do with them? I'll check the date and get back to you all.

Mike,

Thank you for that beautiful "time lapse video" on the day my dad was laid to rest. It seems that the day began with an awesome stillness out on the lake and then I saw a light mist of rain and fog come up, like a storm coming, you know when it's time to pull in the lines and get back to the dock quick and then all of a sudden the sky turned the most beautiful blue hue and there were these white puffy clouds and I got to thinking about heaven and about fishing and about my dad, sweet. Janylee McGlinchy


Friday November 06, 2009
01:07 PM

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!


Friday November 06, 2009
07:35 AM

I'm breathless looking at the webcams 7:33am...there aren't enough words...and I'm stuck here in Sucks-achusetts....


Friday November 06, 2009
07:04 AM

I like the snow views this AM

I found this online - interesting:

Dover, the shire town of Piscataquis County, is situated midway of the southern border, having the Piscataquis River on its northern side. It is bounded by Foxcroft on the north, Atkinson on the east, Sangerville on the west, and Garland, in Penobscot County, on the south. Withee Pond, two miles long by half a mile wide, is the principal body of water. The area of the town is about 22,444 acres. The surface is uneven, but not hilly. The prevailing rock is granite. Dover is one of the best townships ot farming land in the county, having a large extent of interval, and few lots not under cultivation. Potatoes, corn and grain are cultivated with success.

The township was purchased of Massachusetts about the year 1860 by Hallowell and Lowell, of Boston, for Charles Vaughn and John Merrick, of Hallowell, from whom present titles are derived. Mr. Merr- rick, in 1836, built a meeting-house on Bear Hill, and gave it with 20 acres of land to the Methodist society. He also gave the land which constitues the park at Dover village.

Abel Blood was the pioneer in making clearings. Sometime before 1799 lie purchased a tract of land a mile square; and in the following June he came in with seven men. They were obliged to make the way from Norridgewock, a distance of fifty miles, on foot, excepting about fifteen miles at the start. Having made openings they returned. The first permanent settler of Dover was Eli Towne, of Temple, New Hampshire, who moved in with his family in 1803. Thomas Towne, who soon came to reside with his son Eli, had been a Revolutionary soldier, and was a mighty hunter; and many are the stories told of his contests with moose, deer, bear and wolves. On one occasion he fired upon and wounded a bear that was swimming across the pond. As the animal approached the shore the dog swain out and attacked him. Bruin seized the dog and plunged his head under water; upon which the veteran soldier and hunter rushed in, and seizing the bear’s head, thrust it under water, crying out fiercely, “ Drown my dog, will you !“ The bear was soon overcome and the dog rescued.

Paul Lambert came in with his sons in 1808, having purchased 500 acres of land. in 1810 Deacon James Rowe moved his family in. Other settlers of this early period were Lyford and John Dow, Allen Dwelley, John Spalding, Peter Brawn, Jonas Longley, Mr. Fifield, and the Chamberlains. Zachariah Longley, the father of Jonas, had been a fifer in the Revolutionary army. Nathaniel Chamberlain was famous for building “ X bridges,” and was once called to Ohio to build one there. In 1811—12 Paul Lambert put up an excellent set of frame buildings, and in after years his seven sons settled around him.

In 1812 the township was organized as Plantation No. 3 ; and in 1822 it was incorporated as a town under its present name. The warrant for the first town meeting was issued by Justice Joshua Carpenter to Abraham Moor; and the meeting was held at the dwelling-house of Joseph Shepard. Eli Towne was chosen clerk, D. Lambert, E. S. Greeley and Eli Towne, selectmen.

Colonel J. Carpenter and Eben S. Greeley built a saw-mill on the Moor priviledge about 1822. Thomas Davee, in 1821, put up a store and a potash-factory at Dover village. He soon after put up saw-mills on the falls below Brown’s mills, but after the dam was carried away in 1830, they were taken down. A plot was made of the present village territory about 1823, and Charles Vaughn constructed a dam and canal in 1826, putting up a grist mill upon it which had three sets of Stones, with a cleaner for wheat. The first miller was Mr. Sewall Cochran, who for forty-four years honestly took toll of grain raised thirty miles around. He at length became owner, but finally doffed his miller’s coat and sold to the heirs of Hon. S. P. Brown. A carding and clothing-mill was also erected by Mr. Vaughn on this canal in 1827; and in 1836 it was changed into a woolen-factory. In 1840 both mills were burned. The woolen mill was soon rebuilt, and S. P. Brown, who had before superintended the business became the owner. In 1867, just before Mr. Brown’s death, he built a large brick mill, which is still in operation. It has six sets of machinery and employs seventy-five hands. A new fiouring mill had also been built, and both were run by S. O. Brown & Company. The two mills have been estimated at $150,000. Other manufactures at the village are carriages, boots and shoes, harnesses, pumps, trunks, tin-ware, etc. At East Dover, on the Piscataquis, is a wood-pulp and pasteboard mill; and on Black Stream, at Dover South Mills, is a lumber-mill. Dover village has its streets shaded with maples and elms from five to fifty years of age, and is one of the neatest and prettiest places in the State. It is connected with Foxeroft village, on the north side of the river, by a bridge 265 feet long, so that the two appear as one village. The Bangor and Piscataquis Railway is the chief transportaton line.

The “Piscataquis Observer," published in Dover by Edes and Barrows, is the only paper in the county. It is independent in politics, and fulfils its office in an excellent manner. The Piscataquis Savings Bank, located at Dover, on November 3, 1879, reported deposits and profits amounting to $58,663.25.

Among former esteemed citizens of Dover may be mentioned Thomas Davee, Calvin S. Douty, Mordecai Mitchell, S. P. Brown, John G. Mayo and Thomas S. Pullen. John H. Rice was three times elected to Congress while a citizen of Dover.

A Baptist minister, Elder N. Robinson, was settled by the plantation about 1820. In 1822, EIder William Frost, a Universalist preacher, was residing in town. The Methodists, Baptists, and Free Baptists now have church-edifices. Dover has sixteen schoolhouses, valued at $6,400. The valuation of estates in 1870 was 675,000 In 1880 it was $574,943. The rate of taxation in 1880 was 2 per cent. The population in 1870 was 1,983. In 1880 it was 1,687


Friday November 06, 2009
06:33 AM

Winter Wonderland at Sebec!


Friday November 06, 2009
06:33 AM

Winter Wonderland at Sebec!


Thursday November 05, 2009
07:44 PM

Hello Gil

Good to see that you are back, We hope all is well!

R.S.D.


Thursday November 05, 2009
02:49 PM

that seymour cove webcam shows the snow coming down so beautifully...as it has the trees in background not too far away....oh man I wish I was there


Thursday November 05, 2009
02:31 PM

Dear Janyleee , I just learned of your father's passing and I am so sorry I didn't get to give him his boat ride. I have been in Brigham and Womens Hopsital in Boston since Setpmeber 13 and just returned home yesterday - a long time away from Sebec Lake. Hope you can make it to the lake this summer. Gil


Thursday November 05, 2009
12:25 PM

wow, now we need webcam in Tim's Cove..any volunteers?...


Thursday November 05, 2009
11:56 AM

Hey Mike and others,.. It's been a while since I checked in,... WOW this site keeps getting better and better,... Thanks for all you do,...SH

oh,.. I posted a few new photos in my Picasa site, wheeling and stuff,.. nothing spectacular

I really like the older photos and now need to make time to visit the museum... Thanks again!


Thursday November 05, 2009
08:32 AM

The new webcam is in the Narrows looking to the north shore . the Seymour Cove area. This is the narrowest part of the lake.


Thursday November 05, 2009
08:02 AM

I think I'll have to add another monitor, I have so many great web cam views it's hard to decide which one to watch! Thanks Steve & Mike.. (:-)>


Thursday November 05, 2009
07:42 AM

where is that webcam and what is it pointing to...direction? etc... it's very cool...love all 3


Thursday November 05, 2009
07:03 AM

3 cams now . . .

I wonder what is next?


Wednesday November 04, 2009
11:56 AM

Yes, all in God's time.


Monday November 02, 2009
09:16 PM

People, check out today's time-lapse video. I would say it's one of the better ones.

http://www.sebeclake.net/sebeclake/sebeclake.wmv

-Mike


Monday November 02, 2009
06:22 PM

Oct.31st went in for a Halloween swim in Tims cove. ...It was short swim however. Water temp reading 48 deg. Wife took pics, Me holding a plastic Jack-O-lantern while in the water. Stupid fun.

R.S.D.


Monday November 02, 2009
04:41 PM

Dear Sebec Lake friends,

Dad was laid to rest at 3pm today in Pleasant Cemetery in Eliot, Maine. And I was looking at the webcam picture of the lake around 4:00. For some reason, the picture seemed to me to be perfect today. And there was a stillness about it, like when you sit by the window in your cabin with your cup of coffee and the woodstove's going and you look out on the lake in all its stillness and ponder life and then you see one loon swimming all by himself. And then you think about how God cares for that one loon, just like he cares for you...

My Dad, a Tribute My dad was laid to rest at three The time Jesus was on the tree He'll lay next to my sister Lynn She was an angel, never sinned It was the year, 1972 When dad gave the ultimate sacrifice One of his kidneys so that she might live So it seems proper at this time Their graves lie side by side All is done, in God's time. -Janylee McGlinchy


Saturday October 31, 2009
06:43 PM

Steve Rainsford, is that really you out there .... and an author???!!!

Sue Geikie (nh.geikie@myfairpoint.net)


Saturday October 31, 2009
05:36 AM

HI All:

Monson General Store summer/fall 2009 recordings are available online streaming at:

http://www.modularsound.com/RFS2.m3u

28 song stream

enjoy

-GW


Friday October 30, 2009
07:53 PM

Ok, back working again. Installed Windows 7 and apparently that reassigned an IP address. -Mike


Sunday October 25, 2009
05:02 PM

Janylee

Our thoughts are with you and your family . . .

-GW


Sunday October 25, 2009
10:47 AM

Dear Janylee, May the memories of your father and the grace of God carry you through this difficult time. JH


Saturday October 24, 2009
02:23 PM

To my Sebec Lake friends,

Dad had always wanted to come up to the lake one last time. And I tried to "lure" him up there by telling him about the new museum. And Gil had offered a boat ride. However, we never made it. And there is a message there. Never wait. Mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in July. At this writing, she is doing well. I was with them from Aug-Oct. Dad had always told me that I could come home. Long story. We hugged and I got in my car and we waved goodbye. I drove back to Florida. One week later, he died. He had called me three times that day trying to make sure that I had a birthday present, for my birthday was the next day. And I was running around trying to find a job and a place to live. We were very close. He understood my pain and suffering. Though, he did not actively attend church, he knew that I loved Jesus and went every Sunday. I will not be present for his services tonight and tomorrow. I do not think that my heart could bear it. And I know that dad will understand. Janylee


Friday October 23, 2009
06:40 PM

Janylee I'm very sorry for your loss. I remember You have written about your Dad, on the lake in other posts. My thoughts are with you.

R.S.D.


Friday October 23, 2009
02:57 PM

Janylee, my grandmother had a camp on Sebec Lake and took me fishing all the time as a young girl. When she died 9 years ago I was privileged to be able to write and deliver her eulogy. It was filled with stories of things that happened on Sebec Lake. I hope Nana's showing your Dad some good fishing spots in heaven. Diane


Thursday October 22, 2009
01:34 PM

Janylee, Our deepest condolences on the passing of your Dad he sounds like a wonderful man and farther. I’m sure he will occasionally troll the narrows of Sebec hooking a salmon or two. PR-DoverDozen


Thursday October 22, 2009
12:50 PM

My dad, Harold Roy Cloutier, Sr. of Kittery, Maine died on October 19, 2009. He spent many summers with his family on Sebec Lake between 1965 and 1972, renting a cottage owned by Esther Adams. When we went trolling from his Starcraft, he was the captain and I was his first mate. And one day, I caught a 4 1/2 pound land locked salmon. I hooked it with a homemade mooselook wobbler that was made by dad. And he let me bring it in. I was only seven years old. I had spent two months up in Maine with my folks but had returned to Florida. He called me three times on Monday wanting to make sure that I had a birthday gift. He died that night. I miss him, but I know that now he is fishing in deeper seas. Janylee McGlinchy *His obituary is posted online in the Portsmouth Herald and the Fosters Daily Democrat.


Thursday October 22, 2009
12:50 PM

My dad, Harold Roy Cloutier, Sr. of Kittery, Maine died on October 19, 2009. He spent many summers with his family on Sebec Lake between 1965 and 1972, renting a cottage owned by Esther Adams. When we went trolling from his Starcraft, he was the captain and I was his first mate. And one day, I caught a 4 1/2 pound land locked salmon. I hooked it with a homemade mooselook wobbler that was made by dad. And he let me bring it in. I was only seven years old. I had spent two months up in Maine with my folks but had returned to Florida. He called me three times on Monday wanting to make sure that I had a birthday gift. He died that night. I miss him, but I know that now he is fishing in deeper seas. Janylee McGlinchy *His obituary is posted online in the Portsmouth Herald and the Fosters Daily Democrat.


Thursday October 22, 2009
11:51 AM

Snow on the ground this morning at Chesuncook Lake. http://www.chesuncooklakehouse.com/webcam.html


Wednesday October 21, 2009
10:48 AM


Tuesday October 20, 2009
06:22 PM

A rabbi, priest and minister were boasting each was best in converting the faithful to thier respective religions. They even said they were so good they could convert a Maine black bear. A week later they were comparing notes: the priest said he found a bear, taught him to say the rosary, and he was to take communion Saturday PM; the minister said he found a bear next to Sebec Lake and gave him a full imersion babtism, and he is joining the church Sunday morning. They found the rabbi badly mauled with bear scratches all over him being loaded into an ambulance. They asked, what happened? He said, guess I should not have started with a circumcism!


Tuesday October 20, 2009
06:20 PM

A rabbi, priest and minister were boasting each was best in converting the faithful to thier respective religions. They even said they were so good they could convert a Maine black bear. A week later they were comparing notes: the priest said he found a bear, taught him to say the rosary, and he was to take communion Saturday PM; the minister said he found a bear next to Sebec Lake and gave him a full imersion babtism, and he is joining the church Sunday morning. They found the rabbi badly mauled with bear scratches all over him being loaded into an ambulance. They asked, what happened? He said, guess I should not have started with a circumcism!


Tuesday October 20, 2009
06:02 AM

I uploaded some new pictures. Look in GW's gallery at the end. Some fall shots and other.

Enjoy

-GW


Tuesday October 20, 2009
05:06 AM

The economy is so bad Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting.


Monday October 19, 2009
05:16 PM


Monday October 19, 2009
07:37 AM

That camera is only rated to -5F.


Sunday October 18, 2009
11:10 PM

Just left Tims Cove and it was snowing,very pretty.


Sunday October 18, 2009
07:31 PM

I just installed a security cam at camp, Bushnell "trophy-cam" $199.99, customer reviews are good!http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0068193418846a&type=product&cmCat=netcon&cm_ven=netcon&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=cabelas%20game%20cameras&cm_ite=netconIt's up and running, I'll keep you posted. A bit complicated to set up, however the the pics. are awesome. Hiding it is the FUN part, be creative. If people mess with My stuff this year, the Sheriff gets the time and date stamped photos :)

A.K.A. Covert camera


Thursday October 15, 2009
03:05 PM

Steve, thanks for the close up of Borestone, can almost touch it....headed up to camp this weekend, weather supposed to be beautiful up there and crappy here in Mass...should be quiet in Tim's Cove...mmmmm


Thursday October 15, 2009
02:26 PM

Sounds like a good opportunity for a "Stake Out" with a 270 and a 10 Power scope. It seems there is no end to the chaos and disrespect of the law. Even worse there is little respect by some of other's personal property. Hope they find the cowards.


Wednesday October 14, 2009
07:33 PM

Last week, 12 camp break in's at Ambajesus lake http://findlakes.com/ambajejus_lake_maine_vacation.htm remember to lock your doors when leaving this year!

R.S.D.


Wednesday October 14, 2009
12:52 PM

Thank you for sharing the majesty of Borestone Mountain on the webcam ~ it is a delight to see everyday from my teacher's desk in Savannah, Georgia!


Wednesday October 14, 2009
09:42 AM

RE CRAZY WEATHER

see, the new weather buttons do work

that was just me messing around

I like the tight borestone folliage web cam shot too

29 degrees this am. Folliage just post peak

I close camp this week.

-gw


Wednesday October 14, 2009
09:38 AM

Check out 5lakesLodge.com you will see snow on Katahdin.


Wednesday October 14, 2009
08:32 AM

Tuesday was the first day it snowed. Sightings at KI.Barnard and on Charleston Hill.


Tuesday October 13, 2009
09:26 PM

Dover-Foxcroft doctor saves life after visit to DC: http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/125113.html


Tuesday October 13, 2009
01:11 PM

Climbed Borestone this weekend for the first time. Absolutely beautiful with the foliage!


Tuesday October 13, 2009
07:02 AM

What a crazy weather weekend. I think someone was playing with the weather buttons because we got crazy winds on Saturday, and blue sky, calm, rain, blustery winds on Sunday.

Monday was beautiful blue sy but brisk.

Today snow?


Monday October 12, 2009
06:56 PM

We drove out to Lake Onawa on Saturday to see the Rail road trestle, WOW It's high, what a view. I tried to "Google" the elevation. The results say 130 Ft. Anyone have other information, looks higher.


Monday October 12, 2009
01:33 PM

We watch the lake here in Tenn!


Saturday October 10, 2009
07:00 PM

Looking at the lake-cam at 6:40ish. Is that a flying saucer to the left, or did someone leave one of those solar lights on?


Friday October 09, 2009
03:07 PM

We have a new SebecTec webcam operating at Cape Porpoise Lobster.

http://www.CapePorpoiseLobster.com

The link to the cam is about midway down their page where it says "View Cape Porpoise"

-Mike


Friday October 09, 2009
10:45 AM

Thanks Mike, it looks great!


Thursday October 08, 2009
08:00 PM

It may not be pesky kids but friends pulling a prank...


Thursday October 08, 2009
01:24 PM

Is there a way to keep pesky kids from changing the weather at the narrows? Are there parental weather controls? I'd hate to be trolling the narrows for salmon on a nice day and have it suddenly turn to snow!


Thursday October 08, 2009
10:34 AM

I think it is based on the square acreage of the section of lake you are in...

The narrows is not much area so they can change every 15 minutes while Greeley -> Sebec is large so you can only change once every 4 hours and the big lake is in the middle with a 2 hour change.

I am curious of multi-users trying to change the narrows at the same time...


Thursday October 08, 2009
09:51 AM

How many times can we change the weather in 24 hours?

Someone from bowerbank told me that I could only select the weather once every 24 hours on the weather page.

Is that true?


Wednesday October 07, 2009
04:16 PM

XML to Weather.God.Com

With temperature control, we can control Ice_In and Ice_Out also...

I volunteer to be the test engineer...


Wednesday October 07, 2009
01:37 PM

do you use FTP or HTTP to talk to the weather ?


Wednesday October 07, 2009
12:25 PM

We'll see what we can do. It's not as simple to control the weather as it sounds.

-Mike


Wednesday October 07, 2009
11:29 AM

yes

I want weather control web buttons too!


Wednesday October 07, 2009
09:35 AM

Mike,

Can you add a set of radio buttons on the website that will turnoff the rain and produce sunshine?I am not looking for anything extravelgant with slide bars with % of cloud cover... a simple radio set of radio buttons

Rain Partly Cloudy Sunshine

will do...

thx


Wednesday October 07, 2009
09:35 AM

Mike,

Can you add a set of radio buttons on the website that will turnoff the rain and produce sunshine?I am not looking for anything extravelgant with slide bars with % of cloud cover... a simple radio set of radio buttons

Rain Partly Cloudy Sunshine

will do...

thx


Tuesday October 06, 2009
02:47 PM

The picture of the house on the point of the Narrows brings tears. My family lived in that cottage for many years before my father sold it to live in Texas year round.

Thanks for these wonderful cameras, pictures and website.

Drew Daubenspeck P.S. Not sure it is a cottage any more, I understand it is now a year round house.)


Tuesday October 06, 2009
12:26 PM

Just wonderful! That's one of my favorite camps on the lake! Love the different views! Please keep them coming! Thank you. JH


Monday October 05, 2009
03:51 PM

The power went off and webcam was down this afternoon. Because the wind is blowing the flag was out straght and blocking the trees by Seymour Cove. So I turned the camera up the lake.I will be moving the camera to get the best images from the Narrows.In the near future we will have two views from the Narrows at the same time. Maybe one on Borestone all the time and one that's going to be out front of Rainsford camp.This new format will allow changes as the seasons go by. Steve


Monday October 05, 2009
01:25 PM

You can thank Steve and Ellen for the view of Seymore Cove and the flag. And of course Mike too, for starting the webcam.


Monday October 05, 2009
12:58 PM

Love the webcam view with the flag and it shows the beautiful foliage - makes me want to head to camp! Thanks Mike for doing this - when I have time at work I always check the webcam to see what I am missing at the lake. Patty From the Edgerly Camp


Monday October 05, 2009
10:58 AM

The webcam view is so gorgeous it makes me want to cry! Why do I have to be sitting at my desk looking at it instead of actually being on the lake?? <SIGH>


Sunday October 04, 2009
01:42 PM

Love the new angle of the lake! Now I can look into my father in laws cove where he has his camp! Great fun!Thank you


Sunday October 04, 2009
12:38 PM

OK.

The new foliage camera angle is good!

now . . . how about that foliage time lapse?

is sebectec up to the challenge?

I'd like to see from now thru when the leaves fall off . . .


Sunday October 04, 2009
12:18 PM

thank you Steve... that is beautiful with the American Flag...love the fall


Sunday October 04, 2009
11:53 AM

Today the Narrows webcam can not get through the mist to see Borestone. I turned the camera accross the Narrows to the Seymour Cove. where the tree are in color. This will be a better view when the sun returns . I will leave it here for a few days to see if it works out. Steve


Saturday October 03, 2009
08:38 PM

The lake is beautful this time of year and very quiet. I love it.


Friday October 02, 2009
07:19 PM

We have an idea to have another webcam showing a woodsy scene. Keep watching... -Mike


Friday October 02, 2009
06:34 PM

It's so amazing to look at the web cam everyday from my home on the west (left) coast and see the season change on the lake. It really shows how quickly the year goes by! With blessings from God I'll be back to camp sooner than I think!


Friday October 02, 2009
05:14 PM

Took a boat ride around the lake. The lake seemed sad and forlorn with no human activity. The loons, however, far outnumbered the boats I saw (mine and one other). Good time of year, but hurry back next spring you people from away. I even miss the "loud" boat.


Friday October 02, 2009
11:56 AM

Hey Mike:

Can you zoom in the image for bit so we can see the far shore's foliage?

;)


Friday October 02, 2009
11:38 AM

re: Friday October 02, 2009 10:30 AM

" . . . hired an outfit that has run the dam in the past"

perhaps we will have loon babies again next summer!


Friday October 02, 2009
10:32 AM

9:55a

In Dover-Foxcroft near Greeley, 2000 seems to be the number. In Bowerbank, the numbers are 200 -400 and in Tims Cover $1000-1600 is what I hear. Similar size properties.


Friday October 02, 2009
10:30 AM

I was just told that the folks that run the dam hired an outfit that has run the dam in the past. They are lowering the dam so we won't have problems next spring....

I have a sailboat to pull at Greeley next weekend which may be problematic.


Friday October 02, 2009
09:55 AM

Hey, what do you all pay in sebec lake taxes and what do you get for your $

?


Thursday October 01, 2009
09:26 PM

Very smart to consider Bowerbank very nice, (low taxed) part of the lake. Taxes can actually go down! The very best of luck to you.:~)

Red sea-Doo


Tuesday September 29, 2009
12:52 PM

WHAT? You don't want a camp in Dover-Foxcroft! ? ! Naming our camp "The Golden Goose"

ok, ok, I'll be good.......... :(


Tuesday September 29, 2009
11:03 AM

Thanks 08:28 I'll look at the website!


Tuesday September 29, 2009
08:28 AM

to 12:01 PM , Sunday, Sept 27 Poster: "any camps for sale on the Bowerbank side of the lake?"

Google: realtor.com and type in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.

Several camps for sale in Bowerbank.

I tried to copy the address and highlight it for you but my computer won't oblige today.

E


Monday September 28, 2009
03:51 PM

I don't get it? Who would want LARGE mouth bass over a Small mouth or a salmon. I've hooked quite a few Large mouth bass, and they suck as a game fish. They fight like hooking some weeds. they won't even get very big this far north.

No fun at all.


Monday September 28, 2009
07:54 AM

Illegal Fish Stocking on the Rise: http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/122646.html


Monday September 28, 2009
07:54 AM

Illegal Fish Stocking on the Rise: http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/122646.html


Sunday September 27, 2009
12:01 PM

any camps for sale on the Bowerbank side of the lake?


Friday September 25, 2009
02:12 AM


Thursday September 24, 2009
02:52 PM

hi


Thursday September 24, 2009
02:03 PM

White caps in tne Narrows . One small boat with 3 men fishing this morning. The snow birds are heading south,


Wednesday September 23, 2009
04:31 PM

A lot of the trees are showing yellow and red leaves around the lake and on roads to DF. Could it be long a befor the frost is on the pumkin? Steve


Tuesday September 22, 2009
03:33 PM

Summahs ovah.


Tuesday September 22, 2009
01:10 PM

I love getting into this site. Its great. Fritzie Melcher, Bingham, Maine


Monday September 21, 2009
12:36 PM

The water is so clear on Mike's camera you can see the bottom along the rocks ! Wish we had water like that in Florida.. But then where would the Gators Hide ?? RG.


Sunday September 20, 2009
08:06 PM

Very BIG water on Saturday, Sea-Doo became very air born many times, a lot of fun! I don't recall bigger water than in South cove, perhaps 4ft.+ awesome.

R.S.D.


Thursday September 17, 2009
10:31 AM

Gil's big day . . . ?


Monday September 14, 2009
09:16 PM

Thank you. -Mike


Friday September 11, 2009
08:24 PM

Pictures are Great Mike ! Thanks ! Now I understand the coment re; Hobie Cat needs a sea anchor!

Congratulations on the example you all set on this site..

RG. Apopka


Friday September 11, 2009
04:53 PM

lets see .sunny day ,calm water,good friends, boat made of wood.yep life at sebec lake is good. Tim.


Friday September 11, 2009
03:07 PM

JP... brought me back to my rides in large ChrisCrafts on Lake Winnipesaukee as a kid!

Saw you over at RSD and the boat is handsome with a wonderful roar.

Have a great fall..

Bob


Thursday September 10, 2009
10:40 PM

yep.. Thanks Tim Awesome boat! Nice to see you J.P.

R.S.D.


Thursday September 10, 2009
09:12 PM

Hey Tim, Thank-you for the ride in one of the "Classic" Loud boats in the 1950's. I had a blast!! It was also nice to talk to a fellow guestbooker "RSD". Have a great fall season "Sebec Lakers". Boy if all labor days could be as beautiful as this one,we would all never want to go back to reality. I Love Loud Boats!!JP@The Cedars


Wednesday September 09, 2009
10:02 PM

The evening picture of Borestone - just beautiful.


Wednesday September 09, 2009
10:46 AM

RE: Sailboat Race

next year the Hobie Cat should drag a bucket!


Wednesday September 09, 2009
09:21 AM

Mike, The suspense is killing me !! Who Won ??

RG


Tuesday September 08, 2009
12:36 PM

Thanks to everyone for a lot of fun sailing in Saturday's regatta, and it was nice to meet you all at Olin & Wilma's afterwards.

Regards,

Marty Brown Rick Maurice 110 #405

Peg Romano Party Boat/Tow Boat


Tuesday September 08, 2009
06:18 AM

Have the official results been posted and confirmed from Saturdays race?? Pictures can come later !


Sunday September 06, 2009
10:06 PM

Thanks Olin Sawyer for organizing the sail boat race. Great job and we will have some photos posted soon. -Mike


Sunday September 06, 2009
03:04 PM


Friday September 04, 2009
10:38 AM

I love all the web cam views!

Go Mike Go


Thursday September 03, 2009
04:01 PM

Sept 10 -13.


Thursday September 03, 2009
09:24 AM

Can anyone tell me when the FLY-IN on Moosehead Lake is this year ? Thanks


Thursday September 03, 2009
08:28 AM

Mikes fan club will be out in full force taunting his competition on Saturday!

Go Mike Go! The other boats are S L O W.


Wednesday September 02, 2009
01:32 PM

I would like to add my words of appreciation to Tim Merrill for the great job he has done with the Bears House Museum. Lots of great stuff and pictures. From someone who has been coming to "The Lake" since the the Mid 30's; Thanks Tim and Barbara. L.C. in Ct.


Monday August 31, 2009
09:21 AM

Even this far in advance, the weather looks good for Labor Day weekend.


Sunday August 30, 2009
11:08 PM

white caps again?

One can only hope...


Sunday August 30, 2009
05:23 PM

Any interested sailboat race participants, Please call 564-0131 to talk to Olin Sawyer. The start/finish line will be east of greely landing and wind dependant. Exact location will be determined around 11:30am and will be marked by a 19ft Glastron commitee boat and a 14ft aluminum boat. Turn bouy will be near the narrows. Race starts at 1pm.

Mike, Olin is at camp all week without internet access. Perhaps you could reference the phone #? B. Sawyer


Sunday August 30, 2009
04:50 PM

We have five participants and a possible sixth. The starting point I believe will be near the beach at Greely's Landing. That might be wind dependent. Please go to here: http://www.sebeclake.net/htm/LaborDaySailboatRace.htm for more info and to register with Olin Sawyer if you would like to join us. -Mike


Sunday August 30, 2009
01:46 PM

Has anyone heard how many participants will be in the sail boat race on Saturday? Last year there was only two, hope this year there is more. Where is the starting point?


Friday August 28, 2009
09:03 PM

Glad to see the Guestbook is back up ! RG


Tuesday August 25, 2009
03:24 PM

Before we acquired our camp in Bowerbank, Deer Point was one of our favortite places to visit and swim (ledges on one side, sand on the other). We stayed no longer than an hour or two so others could enjoy those spots too. No need for a fire if you bring a cold lunch. It's a beautiful spot - a rare gem.


Sunday August 23, 2009
09:28 PM

To any and all of you Sebec lake junkies, You really MUST take the time to stop into Tim Merrill"s Bear's house museum. you won't believe it. A LOT of very interesting stuff!! It's a small building, but lots of stuff to see! What a nice effort Time has made, really nice exhibit, well worth seeing. You can't take it all in, in just one visit. I've got to go back. Thanks Tim for your effort.

R.S.D.


Sunday August 23, 2009
09:08 PM

Fire Permits would be required at any time, even at "home". Deer point is now owned by Willimantic, it is donated land. Lets not spoil a nice place to go, Users hopefully will use some judgment. Please pick up after, that would be nice. I agree, who needs a self appointed fire czar? If a situation looks bad, make your phone happy and call a local fire official. It will be handled properly that way.

R.S.D.


Friday August 21, 2009
03:13 PM

4:32 Fire Czar- If your that concerned call someone who can actually do something about it, hiding the wood and making the rocks happier is not going to do it.That was about as useful as your post here.


Friday August 21, 2009
02:55 PM

I don't like to think that we now have "Fire Czars" on Sebec Lake.


Friday August 21, 2009
04:32 AM

To the folks who built a fire place on the lake side of deer point:

STOP ASAP!

I saw you had recently set 2 fires rings there. One in back and one in front. Do you have fire permits and permission from the land owner? I think not. Open fires are not allowed anymore with out landowner permission and open fire permits. Yes, years ago we had permission "to be careful with fires", but no longer. One small spark and good by Deer Point as we know it especially after the hot dry week we've had.

I landed after you were there swimming today, I found the fire place kindled with wood and bark for your return later this evening? Sorry, I had to remove the tinder and fireplace. I put the rocks back where they are happier.

I noted your boat too - this is your warning; Please, no fires - have one at your home, not Deer Point.

Thank you.

- - - Very concerned lake resident.


Thursday August 20, 2009
03:33 PM

Thanks, that's the kind of music we like to hear ;) -Mike


Thursday August 20, 2009
10:53 AM

Thank you for this wonderful web site! It allows me to connect with the lake I love so much even while I;m across the country!


Thursday August 20, 2009
09:36 AM

Mike, Your efforts are appreciated !

Thanks, RG


Thursday August 20, 2009
08:57 AM

Nice view of Katahdin this morning:

http://www.5lakeslodge.com/webcam.asp

-Mike


Thursday August 20, 2009
08:23 AM

RG, we shut that camera down for two weeks. It should be back by Labor day. -Mike


Thursday August 20, 2009
07:55 AM

Mike, Wassup with your view?? RG


Wednesday August 19, 2009
02:51 PM

I'm looking for the individual who has, or did have the float plane near the Tim's Cove area of the lake. I took a few good pictures (and one great one)on a July evening in 2007 while you were aloft for a few minutes. I recall that it was a short flight. Probably to view the sunset. I'd be happy to share the pictures. Ed Dame 564.8658 or 339.9531


Wednesday August 19, 2009
12:55 PM

GW - Thanks for the advice! We are city folk and don't have much exp fishing. Yuck...small frogs? Will leave that one to my husband. -Daphne


Wednesday August 19, 2009
11:01 AM

RE: Where are the bass?

I would try down deep when it's hot. Also the lunkas feed at dawn and dusk.

Try fishing with live small frogs as bait and fish the jordan island channels by the hazard markers. You WILL connect with bucks cove's bully smallmouths. Just have to be early enough in the AM. Another great spot is at the white hazard marker by the castle.

-GW


Tuesday August 18, 2009
06:32 PM

Please don't use the guestbook for anonymous complaints. Thank you, webmaster Mike.


Tuesday August 18, 2009
04:06 PM


Tuesday August 18, 2009
03:20 PM

Dear Fishermen(and Women), We tried fishing all over the lake this past weekend...no nibbles. Where are the bass? We could not find them....just got a nice sun burn. Was it us or the warm weather? Any tips?

Daphne


Tuesday August 18, 2009
02:57 PM

Hey 1:45 take exception if you want, My attitude is based on Our treatment by local people, on and off season. It,s as a rule, dismissive to just crappy. Let's not go crazy on this, let it go.

Moovin on.


Tuesday August 18, 2009
01:45 PM

Re: Tuesday 5:31 Many of us "fine" local folks take exception to attitudes such as yours and you wonder why local folks take exception with people from away!!


Tuesday August 18, 2009
12:39 PM

How I'd love to live on lake year 'round but still have mortgage and no work up there..*sigh*


Tuesday August 18, 2009
12:07 PM

re: Monday 10:13, we do own a camp on the lake now to get my husband to retire!


Tuesday August 18, 2009
09:05 AM


Tuesday August 18, 2009
09:01 AM


Tuesday August 18, 2009
05:31 AM

It would be nice to move here year round, if only to guard My stuff from some of the fine local folks :)


Monday August 17, 2009
10:13 PM

re: "I want a do over"

I know the feeling

I finally resolved it by buying and moving here!


Monday August 17, 2009
07:34 PM

This is killing me! Looking at the web site each day here in California. My family and I were at Sebec the month of July and the weather was a little "trying" now each day the weather is beautiful! It's just not fair!!!! I want a do over!!!!


Monday August 17, 2009
08:32 AM

BC, thanks for the design and cut, that was quick! Looking forward to the weekend, again, already. RSD


Monday August 17, 2009
07:55 AM

RSD, Many thanks for your help with seadoo.. Design is done, cut tonight bc


Sunday August 16, 2009
06:13 AM

Has anybody found a purple and white O'Brien World Team slalom water ski? We lost it in the area around Brown's Point. You can call me at 997-3378 or just drop it at Packard's gas tank if that would be easier. The kids and I would REALLY appreciate it. Missy


Friday August 14, 2009
09:34 PM

We decided NO TV. Movies on the DVD is it. Camp is time to re-onnect to your loved ones and let the idiots of the world report on the same story, every 7 minutes for days on end.

Scrabble... rummicubes... card games...and sit and watch the water rise in the lake....

I will miss the red sox games though...


Friday August 14, 2009
07:31 PM

For what it's worth...I have had DirecTV at camp (Bowerbank) for several years. I usually deactivate the receiver in the fall and turn it on again in the spring. I don't know if you could do that if you didn't have other receivers on your account as I believe you have to sign a contract for a certain number of months. I have 4 other DirecTV HD receivers at home so I've never had a problem. Gil


Friday August 14, 2009
05:04 PM

So what is the easiest way to get TV again at the Lake. We bought a digital converter and still nothing. Can you get a satelite and only have it turned on when you are going to be there? Any info would be good. Thanks


Thursday August 13, 2009
08:33 PM

Mike, Here is another link to the Kennebunkport area. This is a live cam overlooking Cape Porpoise Harbor. It's well monitored and provides a great view of the Cape Porpoise, Me. Lighthouse and Harbor. (It just happens to be across the street from my brother's house on Pier Rd. Enjoy, / Rich G. (Apopka, Fl.)

http://www.thewrightgallery.com/web_cam.html


Thursday August 13, 2009
07:12 PM

SI'm aware of the camera angle however sometimes I am not in control of the angle, maybe see a star tonight ;)

Now see here the latest addition to the SebecTec webcam family - Kennebunkport Beach Cam: http://www.kennebunkbeach.com/webcam.htm

-Mike


Thursday August 13, 2009
02:57 PM

Mike, looks like your webcam angle is heading skyward


Thursday August 13, 2009
01:41 PM

Check out http://www.5lakeslodge.com/webcam.asp right now... now that is Maine! -Mike


Tuesday August 11, 2009
07:49 PM

To Steve Rainsford:

What a fabulous album! Now that is a piece of history. How fun to see how it was "back in the day" Thank you for sharing.

N.A. Sebec Lake Fan


Tuesday August 11, 2009
07:09 AM

We have seen that picture of the Cedars, boy how things have changed since 1902. Maybe someday a picture of our new and improved 2009 picture will someday be shown in another 100+ years. Thank-you JP@ The Cedars


Monday August 10, 2009
08:31 PM

Note: copy and paste that link into your browser.


Monday August 10, 2009
08:30 PM

The Cedar's - 1902: http://picasaweb.google.com/Borestone/SumnerChaseSebecLakeAlbum_III?feat=directlink#5367222130339181346


Monday August 10, 2009
08:24 PM

Watching the parade go by was loads of fun. The cristcraft (wooden) looked fabulous from shore.

Many thanks for some wonderful entertainment before dinner!


Monday August 10, 2009
08:24 PM

Watching the parade go by was loads of fun. The cristcraft (wooden) looked fabulous from shore.

Many thanks for some wonderful entertainment before dinner!


Monday August 10, 2009
05:18 PM

Thanks to all that made Bowerbank Days so enjoyable. I counted 28 boats in the boat parade. See you in five more years. JP@The Cedars


Sunday August 09, 2009
09:53 PM

7:19 a.m.

"ship pond stream"


Sunday August 09, 2009
07:19 AM

Can anyone tell me the name of the river that feeds into Buck's Cove? And any information on access or fishing up above the falls?


Friday August 07, 2009
07:56 PM

Additional info about the fireworks was in the local paper. There was not enough money to have the fireworks at the commerical complex because of the amount of powder it took to get the shells high enough for everyone to see. So the fireworks company suggested they could save $12K at the lake because they would be shot lower.

So even though my local friends grumbled, there was a really good reason to have it at the lake. They were fabulous and absolutely grand to see so many boats on the lake...

To one fellow, "some" of the lake folks are part of the whole community but some are not...

I am sorry to hear that some of you have had breakins... we all work hard enough to have just a little piece of heaven!

Have a good weekend


Friday August 07, 2009
07:13 PM

Wild weather today, no?


Friday August 07, 2009
04:19 PM

See the Photo Gallery for a new set of photos from Steve Rainsford. Wonderful photos Steve, thanks for sharing. -Mike


Friday August 07, 2009
01:38 PM

Coming soon in the Photo Gallery. Images by Summer Chase photographer at his camp near Greeleys Landing 1900. Steve


Friday August 07, 2009
09:08 AM

The Maine Appalaciation Trail Club (MATC) http://www.matc.org is looking for volunteers to help work on a project re-build parts of the Chairback Gap lean-to on the AT up near Katahdin Iron Works the weekend is Sept 11 (Friday) - 13. They are looking for any and all volunteers to help for any or all days. There are a lot of materials to tramp in (lumber for a new bunk floor, new roof); most of that to be done on Friday so assembly can be done on Saturday and Sunday.

Contact Laura: flyrodflight@systemfolder.com or visit the Maine ATC site http://www.matc.org for more information.

-Mike


Thursday August 06, 2009
09:25 PM

music lovers check out JohnnyA.com He's great! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL3mvkZ6mVk&feature=related


Thursday August 06, 2009
08:48 PM

9:14 Aug 6th, I live in a place that crime is not directed at a group or a class of people. Are you defending camp breaks and vandalism...? Yes I live in a city in Mass. but I have been a victim of crime more here on Sebec lake, that at My winter home. Nice Huh?

You asked.


Thursday August 06, 2009
08:38 AM


Wednesday August 05, 2009
09:14 PM

August 4 8:25 do you live where there is no crime.


Tuesday August 04, 2009
10:36 PM

Yes, watching the parade of boat lights after the fireworks was amazing! Looked like a huge pileup was going to happen. Everybody was going slow though.


Tuesday August 04, 2009
09:44 PM

Forgot to mention boaters should watch for a submerged mooring ball just under the surface in Newell Cove. It's just off the point on the south side of the cove (opposite shore from the Landing Rd launch). ~L


Tuesday August 04, 2009
09:39 PM

The fireworks were fantastic! We watched from the boat while still tied to the dock in Bowerbank, Ram IP. Even more impressive was the sea of green and red navigation lights on the lake that night. I've never seen anything like that before. I'd guess there were well over a hundred boats on the water at 9:30 which is half the reason we kept the lines tied to the dock...Big thanks to D/F for the show! ~L


Tuesday August 04, 2009
09:18 PM

People from away are not hated by me. We live on the lake all year and enjoy a little noise in the summer. We watch for unusual vehicles on camp roads in the winter as well. I'd love to find the creep who stole my hand made name sign. Great fireworks anyway, and the weather is super.

Hey, Mike - I've been to Baxter Peak 4 times. 3 times on Abol and one on the Hunt Trail. At 66 I want to go one more time before it gets too crowded up there.


Tuesday August 04, 2009
08:25 PM

Are not the "Lake people" part of the Whole commuity? No wonder it's o.k. to break into camps and vandilize off season... We hard working local tax paying scum, from away, are so hated.... Why?


Tuesday August 04, 2009
12:04 PM

"Lake people" pay taxes too :) It was a great fireworks. Thank you Dover-Foxcroft!


Tuesday August 04, 2009
11:55 AM

Fireworks were fantastic... Large number of boats in the narrows and the landing to watch..

Several of the locals found it sad that it was moved to the lake "for the lake people" and not for the whole community as done in the past...

they were none too pleased...


Saturday August 01, 2009
07:23 PM

Check out a new webcam from 5 Lakes Lodge on South Twin Lake, Millinocket watching Mt. Katahdin: www.5LakesLodge.com (powered by SebecTec Webcam software)

-Mike


Wednesday July 29, 2009
09:28 PM

Mike, Congratulations on your feat - that's quite a hike!It's been almost 20 years since I saw that summit. It looks like they've updated the sign but the rest looks exactly the same. Definitely know what you mean about the weather. The first time I hiked Katahdin the fog was so think on top we could barely see each other (it was beautiful at the base). The same crew had to come back and hike up again a month later just to see the view and were lucky enough to have the time to go up on Abol and descend via the knife edge then hitch a ride from a ranger back to the car. Great pictures of your hike - makes me want to get back up there. ~L


Wednesday July 29, 2009
08:06 PM

Finally got the weather break we needed. Hiked to the top of Katahdin yesterday:http://picasaweb.google.com/SebecLakeMaine/20090728Katahdin#

-Mike


Monday July 27, 2009
04:55 PM

COMEDIAN BOB MARLEY TO PERFORM IN BROWNVILLE AUG 14!!

Save the date and please support the hard working family at the Junction General Store. They're good folks trying to keep us entertained over the summer.

Wicked good bands too, especially the upcoming Mamakin (Aerosmith). I've seen these guys for a couple of years now. The lead singer is as ugly as Steven Tyler! They're good with kids too - let them join on stage and become little rock stars.

www.thejunctiongeneral.com

--Schoodic Lake George


Monday July 27, 2009
12:23 PM

Took kayak right saturday 8:00am from tim's cove to buck's cove..had whole lake to myself, it was so fantastic...that's what's wonderful about Sebec, you always feel like you own the whole thing...oh and yes, a few sore muscles from the trip...worth it.


Monday July 27, 2009
12:21 PM

I was shocked to see the boulder's torn down too, but at least they'll rebuild...it'd be nice if they kept the boulder's sign and put it up some place on the property...nostalgia....but being new owner's I'd understand if "the boulder's" doesn't mean anything to them...*sigh* rights of passage.


Sunday July 26, 2009
07:13 PM

Bowerbank Days, August 7(pm) through August 8 at and around the Town Hall


Sunday July 26, 2009
10:40 AM

In case you may have missed the auction there's posted a bit of video from yesterday's Kiwanis Auction in Dover-Foxcroft. And there is also a video of sailing 'Vinland' during a fine weather day last week. :) See both on the home page above the second webcam. -Mike


Sunday July 26, 2009
08:56 AM

Dianne

Tobeys red camp, the boulders, was sold a few years ago. The new family that loves the place. They will rebuild on the same site. I am not too sure what the new camp will look like but I bet it will be nice.

GW


Saturday July 25, 2009
11:15 AM

Just returned from a cloudy/rainy/mosquito-infested week on my favorite lake. I noticed that Tobey's cabin is gone--it was the red one in the channel leading to Packard's. Anyone know what happened? I spent a lot of time visiting there when I was a kid as my grandmother was good friends with the Tobeys. Very sad to see it gone. Diane


Friday July 24, 2009
04:07 PM

Impressive indeed - I like the weather page Mike. Thanks again! ~L


Thursday July 23, 2009
08:38 PM

"IMPRESSIVE CLOUD SIGNATURE SEEN ON LATEST WATER VAPOR IMAGERY WITH COMMA HEAD BEGINNING TO FORM OFF THE NJ COAST /IS IT REALLY JULY?/." From National Weather Service discussion...(access from weather page) -Mike


Thursday July 23, 2009
09:41 AM

New weathah station looks good. How about water temp graph too?

I bet you're already working on it.

Or are you busy practicing for the 9/5 race?

-gw


Wednesday July 22, 2009
05:15 PM

re Tuesday july 21 01:15 am lost dock checked Watermans. wrong dock. Thanks for the info just the same Tim


Wednesday July 22, 2009
10:24 AM

Mike - I like the Shoreline Weather Station. Good information and presented in a very readable and understandable format. Thanks! Gil


Tuesday July 21, 2009
01:15 AM

re: Thursday July 16, 2009 07:29 PM Still looking for two floating docks pices weathered wood they have Hanson writen on one end. 564 2165 toytow@gmail.com. Tim

have you checked Jan Watermans in Tim's Cove - I heard there were some large dock parts washed into her landing . . .

FYI


Sunday July 19, 2009
08:51 PM

There will be a memorial service for the late Frank B. Allen, Champion rollerskater and Fisherman, on Saturday, July 25th at 11:00 am at Sebec Lake Rollerland, Greeley's Landing Sebec Lake. Tim


Friday July 17, 2009
03:17 PM

J., I used to spend my summers on the lake as a kid--worked at Packard's and everything. My cousins have the camp in Buck's Cove. Nope, don't know anyone at the lake any more, other than the Packards.


Friday July 17, 2009
03:17 PM

J., I used to spend my summers on the lake as a kid--worked at Packard's and everything. My cousins have the camp in Buck's Cove. Nope, don't know anyone at the lake any more, other than the Packards.


Thursday July 16, 2009
07:29 PM

Still looking for two floating docks pices weathered wood they have Hanson writen on one end. 564 2165 toytow@gmail.com. Tim


Thursday July 16, 2009
11:47 AM

Tim,

Dock was tied to shore near the end of Shore Road North (Peaks Kenney end) - so South shore side of Bowerbank in the narrows.


Thursday July 16, 2009
09:53 AM

I was using gwi.net for dial-up until switching to premium choice broadband. -Miie


Thursday July 16, 2009
09:40 AM

Er, Fairpoint, not Gairpoint. Ed


Thursday July 16, 2009
07:23 AM

Hate to beat a dead horse to death, but looking for an internet provider in the Sebec South shore area. No signal available from Prime Choice Broadband and not interested in satellite. Anyone having good/bad results from the different dial-ups ? MidMaine, Roadrunner, Gairpoint? Thanks, Ed


Wednesday July 15, 2009
04:14 PM

DC this your first trip to the Lake, or do you own a camp? Buck's cove is quiet... that's good? Sounds like you may not Know anybody, yet? J.


Wednesday July 15, 2009
09:30 AM

Any news from the Sebec Lake Association?


Wednesday July 15, 2009
06:58 AM

BC I think the dock may be Hansons . let me know where it is . so i can put it back Tim


Tuesday July 14, 2009
03:27 PM

Hello, I'm heading to the lake this weekend (7/18). Is the fishing any good? Is the water height going to make the trip no fun? Looking for some fun people to hang out with for a drink or two (My husband and I are in our mid 40's.) We'll be staying in Buck's Cove. DC


Sunday July 12, 2009
10:28 PM

There was a dock that was floating in Bowerbank Narrows on the DF side of the lake. looked like ramp + dock.

It is tied to the land right now.. If it is yours, let me know and I will let the caretakers know.

looks like well weathered, probably of pressure treated lumber..

BC

thx


Friday July 10, 2009
07:34 PM

Bring your snorkel!


Friday July 10, 2009
06:59 PM

Mike's Cam looks like it's underwater ?? How high is the water up there?


Thursday July 09, 2009
12:02 PM

I am so glad to hear there are loon chicks in tims cove!

we havent had any here by the castle for 2 summers now.

now where is that drain plug . . .

-GW


Wednesday July 08, 2009
08:28 PM

High water may help the Sebec dam site generate some extra electricity and cash flow which may help keep the place in good dam shape?


Wednesday July 08, 2009
07:43 PM

"High Water history lesson" - The ancient Egyptians marked a ledger stone, know as a Nilometer, in the upper Nile River. The tax rate for Egyptian farmers in the Lower Nile Delta was determined by the height of the water at flood stage presuming the higher the water the greater the amount of silt and crop growth. I have such a stone on the shore in front of the camp. It's about covered now so I guess taxes will be going up soon. Caution - do not stare at the bright yellow ball in the sky tomorrow which is predicted, by the Pharoah's court clowns, to be there.


Wednesday July 08, 2009
03:31 PM

Mike put up some swim suit stuff for the guys . This makes a lot of us happy and do something for the ladies plus add music. Steve


Wednesday July 08, 2009
03:14 PM

I can say that 2 loon chicks live in Tims Cove as I watched them for quite some time this past week end. I hope other folks on the lake have seen other chicks.


Wednesday July 08, 2009
01:49 PM

The lake level as of 11:30 this morning measured 325.0 feet at the benchmark site in Newell Cove. I think that, even with no more additional rain, we'll get another 3-5 inches of lake level rise before the draining capacity at the dam (both gates open and generating electricity, plus water over the flashboards, etc.) exceeds the stream inputs that are delivering to the lake the waters collected from the rains deposited on Sebec Lake's 327 square mile watershed. RBH


Wednesday July 08, 2009
01:10 PM

HI All: Glug Glug

I took a trip up wilson river in willimantic up to monson today.

Man is there a lot of water comin into Sebec. Much more than 2 dam gates can dispense I assume. I hope both or all the gates are open down in sebec. We will loose the loons all togheter if the water level remains overflowed in early summer each year. 2 years in a row and no loon chicks. This is bad folks I am sorry to say.

I remember Hi water. But never this frequently over the past few years.

-GW


Tuesday July 07, 2009
10:23 PM

Ok, cheer up, here's some new music by Mike:

http://www.sebeclake.net/ZacMusic/comingHome.mp3


Tuesday July 07, 2009
09:05 PM

Kinda hard to be happy when your stuck indoors.

PR-DoverDozen


Tuesday July 07, 2009
05:43 PM

WE are all at camp trying to save our docks from going under or floating away. boy this weather sure sucks!!!!!


Tuesday July 07, 2009
04:24 PM

Where has everyone gone . The bad weather Lets spark up. Be happy


Monday July 06, 2009
08:56 PM


Friday July 03, 2009
10:58 AM

Arrived at camp last night to find 1/3 of the dock decking just under the surface of the water. Had some whopper T-storms roll through last night to dump a bunch more too. I hope the dam operators can find a way to drain it down because there's plenty of water around to share downstream! Repeat after me, C'mon Sun, C'mon Sun, C'mon Sun...~L


Thursday July 02, 2009
05:38 PM

I'll be on the lake in four hours! Headed North.

Vacation this week coming up.

R.S.D.


Thursday July 02, 2009
11:55 AM

Great photos of the Bucks Camp and love the shots of the castle, thank you.

Dave


Thursday July 02, 2009
10:55 AM

I saw the dock had floated away, found it, and it didn't 15 minutes to tow it back and push it into place. Glad to help. Gil


Thursday July 02, 2009
10:01 AM

If any problem is found with the dock at the Bowerbank Landing, notify one of the selectmen and we'll deal with it ASAP.


Thursday July 02, 2009
09:58 AM

Gil, Everytime I drive down Bowerbank Road with my wife and see a turkey, I'll say "look at the turkey!" She looks directly at me, so, yes, the turkey population is growing as is my marriage counselor's wallet.


Wednesday July 01, 2009
07:07 PM

Gil: My Springer Spaniel flushed a Turkey hen and her chicks two weeks ago Saturday. That dog chased that turkey off down the road! The dog came back but it took a bit. Tim's cove Rd.

R.S.D.


Wednesday July 01, 2009
03:57 PM

That wasn't me that posted about the telephone pole but I saw a log almost as big! :-)

The dock at Bowerbank town landing is back in operation. I found it floating up the shore a ways and hauled it back to the landing.

Water has come up less than a half inch in the last 24 hours but the streams are full and more rain on the way. Ship Pond Stream is quite a sight as it roars into Buck's Cove. Worth a trip to see it.

Saw a mother turkey with a dozen or so chicks crossing the road by Mill Brook this afternoon. They were about the size of a small robin. Is Bowerbank really being taken over by turkeys? Gil


Wednesday July 01, 2009
03:00 PM

Gil,

I imaging it is a chunk of dock made from a round telephone pole probably 5' long.

No booth or phone attached...8-)


Wednesday July 01, 2009
04:55 AM

Gil 4:05 p.m. SUNKEN BOATS ??? Should I check on mine then.

5:21 p.m. Phone pole! ...phone booth?


Tuesday June 30, 2009
09:20 PM

The Bear's House Museum at Greeley's Landing, Sebec Lake will be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm beginning July 2nd through the summer season.

Tim


Tuesday June 30, 2009
05:46 PM

Yes Bc it's actually starts at the power line that run from Packard's to Tim's cove. The best way probably is to secure you boat at Gibraltar and walk on the trail that turns into the far end of Tim's cove Rd. until you find the power lines, hike north on the power lines to Power pole CMP #136 and look for the trail head on the right marked in red. Total distance to caves is only one, or perhaps one and a half miles. Please if all hikers can be respectful on the private Rd. No litter or Dog poop! as stated in 2:09 p.m. comments.

R.S.D.

P.S. Is it worth it,? only you who visit can judge.


Tuesday June 30, 2009
05:21 PM

I just had a telephone pole wash ashore on my property.

It is ashame when people's actions ruin it for the rest. I do not blame the local folks for stopping the use of the trail if they can't "leave it cleaner than you found it" rule. (One of those kindergarten rules.., like sharing and wash your hands)


Tuesday June 30, 2009
04:05 PM

In addition to high water, sunken boats and floating docks, there is a lot of junk floating in the lake -sticks, lumber and some pretty good-sized logs. Boaters beware!

The dock at the Bowerbank town landing has floated up into the mouth of Mill Brook making it a little bit difficult to launch a boat of any size.

Both gates in dam are open again and the water is still coming up. Have pulled my dock in twice in 48 hours. No rain (yet) today but more on the way? Gil


Tuesday June 30, 2009
02:09 PM

Sorry there is no longer a trail to Ice Caves from Tims Cove Road. So many people for so long have used the old path as a personal dump area with trash and dog waste that the people living in the area that might have given permission for people to park ,no longer do so. I know this seems unreasonable to alot of you but just imagine coming home and finding trash and dog dodo on your property. Thinking you can just pull off the road and park is not a good idea as the side of the road is private property.


Tuesday June 30, 2009
12:59 PM

The lake is so high that a lot of the wharfs are under water. Please watch your boat wake for awhile so as not rack them. When going through the Narrows and close to shore slow down, Thanks steve


Tuesday June 30, 2009
09:15 AM

Is there a trail to the ICE CAVES from Tim's Cove Road?

bc


Tuesday June 30, 2009
07:34 AM

Fantastic photos of the Bucks Camp and Lake!,... Thanks for sharing! SH


Tuesday June 30, 2009
12:32 AM

Monday June 29, 2009 01:34 PM I need dirictions to those ice caves, can anywone help? Are they worth the trip. My camp is in sebec. Thanks A.G.

Go to Packard's Camps. Ask permission to park. Trail Head is just behind macgreggor camp. Takes 45 min to an hour to hike. Bring back ice for cocktails please.

-GW


Monday June 29, 2009
10:38 PM

A.G. I could help, but access could be a problem. Not many places to park or land a boat. You can come in at it from Packard"s (private) or the sand beach at "Greenwood" VERY private! Tim's cove Rd. No place to park W/O permission. You could walk in from Gibraltar, about 1 1/2 Miles +or - It's a nice hike should be ice still, I have found Ice in August!

If you are interested, I can direct you from that point.

R.S.D.


Monday June 29, 2009
05:02 PM

I think I may have heard the really reALLY LOUD boat today!

I love the Loud Boat!


Monday June 29, 2009
01:34 PM

I need dirictions to those ice caves, can anywone help? Are they worth the trip. My camp is in sebec. Thanks A.G.


Monday June 29, 2009
01:09 PM

Interesting that with the high water, the lake rising every day and rain forecast for the next several days the dam operators would close one gate this morning. Gil


Sunday June 28, 2009
09:04 PM

Thank you for the fishing information!


Sunday June 28, 2009
08:45 PM

GREAT photos of the Buck's Camp 1890s Thanks!

R.S.D.


Sunday June 28, 2009
06:50 PM

Steve:

Thank you for sharing your photos!

I like the granite mountain shots.

The castle and sebcco lodge never looked better.

-GW


Sunday June 28, 2009
09:53 AM

Go to the photo gallery and click the picture of Grace Buck album. You will see how life was on Sebec Lake in 1890's Steve


Saturday June 27, 2009
11:07 PM

They are in the photos gallery now.

-Mike


Saturday June 27, 2009
12:40 PM

Coming soon 1890's images of old photos of Grace Buck camp on Wilson Stream. Check Photo Gallery in the near future. Steve


Friday June 26, 2009
04:10 PM

"Salmon prefer cool water which is generally found from 25 to 50 feet and more below the surface during the mid-Summer. Therefore it requires you to place your lure or bait deeper in the water column to be successful. There are two principal ways to do this: use leadcore line or employ downriggers. Leadcore line sinks at varying depths depending on your boat speed. It comes on 100 yd. spools which have different colors every 30 feet to aid in determining the depth you are fishing. While this can be very effective, I prefer the use of downriggers. In a nutshell, clipping a line with the lure attached to a weighted rigger ball, then lowering it to the desired depth allows you to play a busting salmon on light tackle without the line drag found in the leadcore lines."

http://www.rideouts.com/salmon-fishing-articles.html


Friday June 26, 2009
03:42 PM

Salmon at three colors is better than sex.


Friday June 26, 2009
09:56 AM

I have never fished in my life... something I hope to learn!

What does "Salmon at 3 colors" mean?

I know... "sheltered life"

BC


Friday June 26, 2009
04:22 AM

I got my boat back out on the lake today. I found that the channel by packards the water has warmed up - 77 degrees! Top of the lake is 70 or so. The stream run off is very warm. Salmon at 3 colors. Bass were biting quite nicely. I had AT&T cell coverage at the south cove park beach. And I had 4 bars of coverage on AT&T at Brown Point by the hazard marker. We have a nesting pair of Loons up at PAckards. Water is hi but not too hi - so far . . .

it seems summah is here.

-GW


Wednesday June 24, 2009
08:08 PM

Thanks for your comments and great to hear from CT! -Mike


Wednesday June 24, 2009
05:58 PM

Hi There! I am also e-mailing from Connecticut! I spent a lot of time here thru out my childhood, such fond memories! My Uncle lives one mile from Sebec Lake. I plan on coming up with my young children 1st week of July. This is my first stop! Happy 4th and God Bless Our Troops! Mary


Wednesday June 24, 2009
05:58 PM

Hi There! I am also e-mailing from Connecticut! I spent a lot of time here thru out my childhood, such fond memories! My Uncle lives one mile from Sebec Lake. I plan on coming up with my young children 1st week of July. This is my first stop! Happy 4th and God Bless Our Troops! Mary


Wednesday June 24, 2009
04:28 PM

Hi there, E-mailing from Connecticut - Thank you for setting this up - love to check the webcam from time to time to see what we are missing at camp - are they not working? From the Edgerly Camp


Wednesday June 24, 2009
04:03 PM

Is that blue sky ???? What the %$#@#$#%.


Tuesday June 23, 2009
05:29 PM

RSD

Spoke to Dave... Playtime on Saturday (probably early afternoon)... I hope it just drops back in the hole.... WUUUUUUMP.

Bob


Tuesday June 23, 2009
10:07 AM

If you want to put some sunshine in your life just head over to Vermont for the day. Nice and sunny over there :)


Tuesday June 23, 2009
08:37 AM

Both the gates are wide opened at dam in the village. Thank you gate keepers. Keep up the good work of trying to keep lake at a stable level.


Monday June 22, 2009
05:05 PM

Bob:

I had similar thoughts, but when that thing cuts loose Wow! I would think about 15,000 lb. root ball snapping back! I could address it at a Board meeting scheduled this Sat. It should be attended to soon, I agree.

Also, just so you know, Tim's Cove issues this specific could be directed to http://www.timscove.org/ then click events, and you will see Community bulletin board for E-Mail communication will the Board of directors.

Thanks Bob.

R.S.D.


Monday June 22, 2009
11:27 AM

Haven't been on the lake yet. I may or may not launch my boat today. It is 60 here and dry today - rain will move in later. THe water is hi. I still see a loon pair out by my dock. I will look where I think I saw the nest a week ago. Many branches down.

Good to be back.

-GW


Monday June 22, 2009
02:35 AM

ahem . . . FYI . . .

Friday June 12, 2009 06:36 AM and my dish net is real good

32 channels clear in the rain too

200 install

15 month no contract


Sunday June 21, 2009
09:26 PM

RSD

Should we consider cutting the root ball off the large tree that fell a couple of weeks ago so that the roots can call back in the hole and do not endanger the road? It is a large hemlock?

I would be glad to help. I know of a logger who may want some of the tree (he cuts the posts for under camps and uses hemlock for durability..)because it is so large.

just a thought

Bob


Sunday June 21, 2009
04:30 PM

Power is out at the lake. A tree is down on the road to the Greely's landing from Dover-Foxcroft.

http://www3.cmpco.com/outage/ -Mike


Sunday June 21, 2009
09:29 AM

On the north shore in Bowerbank we get 5.1, 5.2, 12.1, and 12.2. Once in a while Channel 5 drops out, which probably means we are right on the edge of the signal.

Cant get channel 2 or 7

I'm told digital signals are good for about 35mi. The Bangor stations are in the 40-45mi range.

Anyone else having better luck?


Saturday June 20, 2009
04:48 PM

Pick up 7.1 & 7.2 only once in a while. Most of the time there is nothing.


Friday June 19, 2009
01:24 PM

How is TV reception now that the change over has occurred?

thx


Thursday June 18, 2009
07:25 PM

This IS prime nesting time for the Loons, this would be a very bad time for mismanagement of the water level! But... Why would this year be any different?

This early, Loons could still attempt another brood.

http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/nhesp/species_info/nhfacts/gavia_immer.pdf & http://www.springerlink.com/content/e84471w4l6mw04tj/http://www.michiganloons.org/Dams%20and%20Loons.htm

R.S.D.


Wednesday June 17, 2009
06:23 PM

Maybe the they should open the other gate for a few days at the village to drain it down . Also the wharfs are going to be in jeopardy if the winds come up. Come on gate keepers you can twick it, Thanks for trying to keep us from too high or too low water levels.


Wednesday June 17, 2009
12:44 PM

yes, the water she's a risin' hope the loon nests are o.k....supposed to get more rain in the next week, will there be the first '09 flood?


Wednesday June 17, 2009
07:27 AM

Well the DoverDozen (1/2 dozen) came an went last week. The weather was not the best we've had but thats the joy of days off. The fishing was ok alot of short salmon an only a couple lakers. The lake level is comming up and the water temp. was very brisk(had to work on the dock while we were there). The few of us who were able to gather this trip had a good time(can't remember a bad one)an looking toward the next gathering dates. Hope all the boys who couldn't make this trip will make the next one. Best of luck to you all an hope the fish bite hard an stay for a photo. Wet lures an tight lines PR-DoverDozen


Monday June 15, 2009
03:25 PM

Will be warn and sunny the next 3 days. Watch the sunrises and sunsets they should be some for a change. Steve


Monday June 15, 2009
08:45 AM

Nice sunrise and morning clouds in the time-lapse from yesterday. -Mike


Saturday June 13, 2009
05:50 PM

Thanks Steve, Mike


Saturday June 13, 2009
04:58 AM

The webcam came back sometime in the night. Was back on around 4 AM Steve


Friday June 12, 2009
06:09 PM

Both webcams down and having the same time stamp means the internet (premium choice) is down for maintenance. -Mike


Friday June 12, 2009
06:36 AM

and my dish net is real good

32 channels clear in the rain too

200 install

15 month no contract


Wednesday June 10, 2009
12:42 PM

Gonna be more like the Dover Half Dozen this trip. Maybe Nov. will be diff?

PR-DoverDozen


Wednesday June 10, 2009
12:42 PM

Gonna be more like the Dover Half Dozen this trip. Maybe Nov. will be diff?

PR-DoverDozen


Tuesday June 09, 2009
07:31 PM

Some of the Dover Dozen are heading for camp on Wednesday.

FISH BEWARE


Tuesday June 09, 2009
11:31 AM

RE: Dish TV - I've used it for two years now. We get the "full-boat" because we are here year-round. Trees would be a problem, but we're on the north shore. To get the best info, call Valley Sat, out of Patten. They actually have a human being that talks to you. I'm not selling Valley, but I called Dish directly and got nowhere for two or three days. Be careful of the "special deals".


Tuesday June 09, 2009
11:22 AM

Boat Parade - If it floats and everyone has a pfd you're in.


Monday June 08, 2009
07:11 PM

Love the pics of the moose!


Monday June 08, 2009
06:07 PM

I have a DISH network coming

it will always be only $15 month

no trees will be cut down - I expect it to fade away in a downpour

(I BETTER BE HAPPY - DONT BURST MY BUBBLE!)


Monday June 08, 2009
11:45 AM

Three issues with direct TV:

1.The welcome package is probably 2-3 months, then oyu will be pay $50,

2. If you live on the south side of the lake, you need to cut down trees because you need an open view of the southern sky. ANY foliage in the way will make the dish fail.

3. Any bad storm will impact the ability of the satalite and the dish to transmit.

I have had directTV and it was a good system but there are physical limitations you need to understand.

Dish Network uses the same system but the satalites are in a different orbit and were about 90 degrees to the east of DirectTV. Have the tech show you where the satilite(s) are... if he can not find his company's satalite , have them show you where the other company's satalite because it may mean not cutting down trees!

Show before you buy!


Monday June 08, 2009
11:15 AM

NWS Caribou confirmed a May 31 tornado in Aroostook County:

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/car/News_Items/2009-05-31_item001.htm

-Mike


Monday June 08, 2009
10:10 AM

Digital vs dish TV

I found out that I will be getting a dish TV instead of new digital service because . . .

$200 install to 2 sets $15 month/no contract - local abc, cbs, nbc, fox,PBS, CW, and history channel weather channel, AMC, bloomberg, CMT, comedy central, discovery channel,msnbc, tbs, , etc. . .

it is a small package designed to lure folks away from antennae to digital and use dish instead - It seems to make sense to me as I still need to pay to install a digi antenna, etc, converter boxes and all would cost more and to get less channels and it may not always work as some folks are learning. Less hassle I feel.

It's called welcome pack + local $15 month


Monday June 08, 2009
08:39 AM

LOoking at Antenna for camp with Digital coming in.

Found what the channels will be post transition

Current Location: Willimantic, Maine,

USASign Affiliate Analog Digital Band Power City Distance Heading

WABI-TV CBS 5 19 UHF 465.0 kW Bangor 44.91 mi 158.95° WMEB-TV PBS 12 9 VHF 15.0 kW Orono 44.91 mi 158.95° WLBZ NBC 2 2 UHF 2.37 kW Bangor 53.27 mi 137.10° WVII-TV ABC 7 7 UHF 14.5 kW Bangor 55.74 mi 132.40° WCBB PBS 10 10 UHF 15.3 kW Augusta 85.29 mi 200.51° WPFO 23 23 213.0 kW Waterville 85.29 mi 200.51°

The data says we need a single direction Medium or Long distance antenna (40-70 miles) for 5, 12,2 7. The 20 degree separation is fine.

Do you get the Red Sox on TV ? I know that the NESN sports station on the radio has it... anyone know what the station # are?

thx


Monday June 08, 2009
06:20 AM

can quiet boats join the parade too? or just big loud ones?


Sunday June 07, 2009
04:29 PM

I know it's early, but don't forget Bowerbank days on 7-8 August. Big boat parade forms up in Newell Cove near the public landing in Bowerbank. More to come. bsbwrbk


Sunday June 07, 2009
07:18 AM

Good report G.W.


Saturday June 06, 2009
01:18 PM

Sebec Report; week 1

The water has just come up to near 60 degrees the past few days

It should warm faster now as the weather has been great this past week. Black Flys are leaving for now.

Salmon are biting at 1-3 colors. I got 2 nice 15" yesterday and a bigger one that got away as my treble hook broke!

A Loon pair is nesting up here at the landing. I think the nest is neat the runway end.

The water level is perfect now. Hats off to the dam people at the dam! If it says this way we will have loon chicks and can watch their parents protect them from the Eagles in july.

Yes,there are 2 Eagle chicks in the nest by the castle. I've only seen one adult so far.

I have not bass fished Sebec much yet. I think it has been too cold and the bass are still in prespawn from what I see. There are a few big ones up at Early's falls I hear. . . I go to a shallow lake tomorrow that should be in peak spawn for bass, south branch. Wish us luck!

Hi speed internet is nice when it is on and working. Ours has shut down from time to time all week. We are learning the bugs and how to recycle our setup. I bet you can check your email in the river in front of Packards.

The music in monson was good last night. All had fun.

And Mike has climbed Borestone twice so far this year! What is his summer record for Borestone hikes?

Boy this sure beats the lincoln tunnel helix!

-GW


Friday June 05, 2009
05:51 PM

WOW....that's beautiful


Friday June 05, 2009
09:10 AM

Check out the sunrise at Today's Images. Here is the direct link: http://www.sebeclake.net/sebeclake/p1.jpg

-Mike


Friday June 05, 2009
08:51 AM

The fireworks at the beach are scheduled for the D-F Homecoming on August 1. No knowledge of any on the 4th.


Thursday June 04, 2009
09:54 PM

I hear that this year, Fireworks at the town beach on the 4th! Can view from the boat, but no Open containers... Oh O.K. ;~)

R.S.D.


Thursday June 04, 2009
09:48 PM

Thanks B.C., However We are required to be home this Weekend. Boo Hoo. See yah after that. Have fun in the dirt.

R.S.D.


Thursday June 04, 2009
08:52 PM

Steve, nice job. I saw a few boats. Maybe we will be out there tomorrow night.

-Mike


Thursday June 04, 2009
08:18 PM

Mike There is a Lot of boats looking at the sunset tonight in the Narrows and you got some to as I was adjusting the focus . Stick around if you are stiil on line Steve


Thursday June 04, 2009
12:51 PM

RSD

Just want to get the news! The jetski comes up tomorrow with Sunfish. i expect to get my first ride ever this weekend... Gravel should be in the culvert + kubota coming at noon on Saturday... Maybe chipper late Saturday or a couple weeks from now.

Need Kubota? give me a yell

Then to enjoy the lake!

BC


Wednesday June 03, 2009
09:06 PM

http://www.teamstore.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2716504 ;~)


Wednesday June 03, 2009
08:59 PM

Got a new flat screen T-V get more channels than before some digital freeze however. better overall in Tim's cove. Same roof antenna as with the old set.

T-V not a priority at camp!

Thinking about a wide screen for the Sea-doo?

R.S.D.


Wednesday June 03, 2009
04:21 PM

RE: JP at 11:37, Well said - Summer Season's Greetings right back at ya! This lake (and web site for that matter) is a truly unique and special place. As a tiny-timer I can't wait to get back to our little corner of paradise on Ram Island Point. Looking forward to getting the whole family back together again for lobstahs at the lake on the 4th! Lucky too that I only need a car to get there when time permits. The rest have to hop on planes to join the fun. It's worth it... ~L


Wednesday June 03, 2009
04:14 AM

RE: Tuesday June 02, 2009 08:40 AM Hey GW . . .

iphone pix snapped answer-

DUH

I snapped the rainbow photo via web cam software - I captured the web cam image from Mike's view from my web cam viewer software on my phone at packards. Any image on an iPhone screen can be captured and emailed instantly. Packards has HI Speed WIFI now everywhere now. As we walk the grounds the smart phone/laptop hops from one local network to the next, Works great.

At the PAckard's page I have six cam images tiled that I can see on my phone. I can see much of our area's local weather at a glance on my phone(thanks SebecTec). Look Here:

http://www.modularsound.com/packards.html

halfway down the page.

100 years ago they got the first electric lights in the state here, or so they say. and Now WIFI HI speed.

Next I hear the fish will jump in your boat just for asking. No rod needed.

-GW


Tuesday June 02, 2009
11:37 PM

I want to wish everyone that is either a full timer resident or like myself just a part timer, to have a wonderful and memorable time at the best place on earth, "OUR" Sebec Lake!! in the 2009 season. Happy boating, fishing, relaxing,and spending those forever endless times that are so precious, Sebec the peaceful sancuary. JP@ The Cedars

P.S - Never take this place for granted, Lucky people we are!!


Tuesday June 02, 2009
07:35 PM

Well.. the Sebec 4 had our weekend. Fishing was at best fair. Our usual hot spots didn't yeild much. Lot of samll Salmon and Togue. We got a couple of keeper Sat. and made for a nice dinner. The highlight of the weekend was trying to outrace a squall From Packards to Greely. It caught up to us 1/4 mile from the landing and hit us with a downpour and 40 mph gusts. Ended in 15 mins. What a ride !

Pelly


Tuesday June 02, 2009
05:39 PM

We have a converter box and roof top antennae, we can get abc 7 and fox 7.1 and 7.2 We used to get 2,5,7 and 12.We b


Tuesday June 02, 2009
03:49 PM

Thanks for the report on the antennae. They tell us it is not good to watch TV... I guess with the new fangle digital TV, we can't even get the news....that might also be a blessing is disguise!


Tuesday June 02, 2009
10:28 AM

We have a roof antenna and been able to get 2,5,7 and 12. Lately just 2 and 5 come in. Purchased the converter box and it will not work. Talked to others around the lake their boxes not working either! Called Daves World----going to Direct TV.


Tuesday June 02, 2009
08:40 AM

Hey GW, how could you have snapped the rainbow with your Iphone from Packard's when it's obvious the rainbow was in the small lake?


Tuesday June 02, 2009
08:29 AM

I am chiming in to thank Steve for the view from the Narrows.. Really pretty. Hope to be up that way towards the end of the month. RG. Apopka, Fl.


Tuesday June 02, 2009
07:32 AM

Hey GW, thanks for keeping us informed of all that is Sebec Lake. I'm going to be up there for 2 weeks starting end of June, never had 2 weeks in a row off and I'm so excited...definatley won't want to return to the real world.


Tuesday June 02, 2009
04:41 AM

Last year Cinco July-O was a make up event for the unfortunate few who found themselves working on the 4th.

This year there is no such conflict, but I will still keep up the tradition of celebrating on the 5th of July, Cinco July-O!(that way we can still go to other 4th celebration partys the day before)

last year at Cinco July-O we all . . . hang on, what happens at Cinco July-O stays forgotten at Cinco July-O.

-GW


Monday June 01, 2009
09:45 PM

GW Cinco July is my b'day. What is your interest in that day, or did you mean quatro July? Courious, bsbwrbk


Monday June 01, 2009
07:32 PM

Hey Stephen Rainsford:

Nice web image today - I like the new aim and view- Thanks!


Monday June 01, 2009
07:28 PM

HI All:

I snapped the rainbow on my iphone's screen snapshot yesterday too! The WIFI always on on my phone at the camp is too much. Works out at the barn too.

Here is my report from today. I launched my boat. Water is at normal height now. 58-52 degrees. It is warmer in front of the stream at the castle. In front of the back bays it is still COLD 52 degrees! I see no bass spawning yet. We have 2 loons, a nesting pair investigating nest sites up by us now. One is fishing out by the markers today. Perhaps the mate is is on or rebuilding the nest - I will investigate. I saw the eagle on the nest with 2 chicks that pop their heads up and back down like in a "Whack-a-mole" game!

I only caught a small white perch as I trolled for bass. I will use the salmon rods tomorrow and report back then. I stopped by Monson and saw my friends at the Store. They all seem just fine.

Glad I am not commuting in and out of NYC any more!

I need to split some kindling now for the stove, but . . . Now it is happy hour. Tonight I will practice for "cinco july-o"

-GW

PS: The Boulders camp is gone! It is being rebuilt. I snapped pix I will upload to my gallery soon.


Monday June 01, 2009
07:05 PM

In Tims Cove, I only [barely] got channel 5 with my indoor antenna. I was going to get an amplified multi-directional antenna and mount on the roof.

There is a site that showed, based on map, what channels are accessable... It showed 2, 5, 12 on the Bowerbank narrows shore but nothing on the Tims Cove area... Is this expected?

I have a rainbow shot from Saturday night too! nice ending of the day...

fewer black flies... or maybe they weren't as hungry...


Monday June 01, 2009
05:49 PM

After the rain, how's the water level? Thanks!


Monday June 01, 2009
05:49 PM

After the rain, how's the water level? Thanks!


Monday June 01, 2009
10:44 AM

Chesuncook Lake House is watching a hummingbird feeder with their SebecTec webcam:

http://www.chesuncooklakehouse.com/webcam.html

-Mike


Monday June 01, 2009
08:54 AM

Anyone have news on current/expected TV reception as we shift to digital? I've always pulled in channels 2, 5, and 7 with a rafter-mounted antenna. I've bought my digital converter, but was wondering if anyone has already converted and how results were. I'm skeptical...


Monday June 01, 2009
04:19 AM

hi speed is broadest band!

better than comcast at in jersey!

I can listen to my radio stations around the world and also hear RFS anywhere on the grounds!

I get my boat's credentials today and I will get my mooselooks wet(I hope)

-GW


Sunday May 31, 2009
09:15 PM

Nice weekend, No bugs to speak of. Water temp 62Deg. I had to go in to make dock repairs.


Sunday May 31, 2009
08:48 PM

Is your Hi Speed Broadband?


Sunday May 31, 2009
05:42 PM

Welcome back to civilization, GW. How many salmon ya caught so far. :-) Gil


Sunday May 31, 2009
01:02 PM

greetings from Packard's Camps Folks!

WE HAVE HI-SPEED!

-GW


Saturday May 30, 2009
05:09 PM

I'll be glad when GW gets here. Someone do the research on "dairy-o". I have no idea about its origin.


Saturday May 30, 2009
05:06 PM

The green in the tree was the copper oxide. Keeps the bugs out.


Saturday May 30, 2009
07:52 AM

HI - HO THE DAIRY-O

ONE MORE DAY TO GO!

-GW


Saturday May 30, 2009
07:52 AM

HI - HO THE DAIRY-O

ONE MORE DAY TO GO!

-GW


Friday May 29, 2009
07:54 PM

6:31 that tree might have ben dead but i bet it was still green. Tim


Friday May 29, 2009
07:53 PM

6:31 that tree might have ben dead but i bet it was still green. Tim


Friday May 29, 2009
06:31 PM

I didn't have to kill a tree to build my dock. By the time I got to the lumber yard, it was already dead.


Friday May 29, 2009
09:55 AM

hi ho the . . .

"does any one know what a Dairy-o is anyway?"

. . . HI HO THE DAIRY-O

2 MORE DAYS TO GO!

-GW


Thursday May 28, 2009
04:28 PM

I just sold my aluminum docks for a couple of reasons:

With the lake rising and falling, I needed to re-adjust the height... a floating dock is self-correcting,

My dock was an L. The L section was not that large and took 5 of us to unbolt it and carry it out of the water... the main section was on a wheels making it more managable. Last fall at 51 degrees water temp, it was not a wonderfully enriching experience but was indebted to my wonderful neighbors for their help.

Using a small trailer, I can pluck the floating docks from the water and stack on shore by myself in the future -or- get the gang together to de-dock the lake...


Thursday May 28, 2009
04:28 PM

I just sold my aluminum docks for a couple of reasons:

With the lake rising and falling, I needed to re-adjust the height... a floating dock is self-correcting,

My dock was an L. The L section was not that large and took 5 of us to unbolt it and carry it out of the water... the main section was on a wheels making it more managable. Last fall at 51 degrees water temp, it was not a wonderfully enriching experience but was indebted to my wonderful neighbors for their help.

Using a small trailer, I can pluck the floating docks from the water and stack on shore by myself in the future -or- get the gang together to de-dock the lake...


Thursday May 28, 2009
01:59 PM

Well the drift sock really worked to slow the troll last weekend. We managed to slow our 75HP down to 1.3 mph with it deployed. That said, we still didn't catch any fish but did get a couple of bumps which was an improvement. A word of advice to Sebec boaters: Make sure your registration and invasive species stickers are up to date. We heard the warden was on the lake last weekend checking stickers although we never did run into him. ~L


Thursday May 28, 2009
12:47 PM

Very true about aluminum docks, I'd love one if I could afford it....way expensive..


Thursday May 28, 2009
11:13 AM

aluminum docks are light weight last a long time come all ready built. and you dont have to kill a tree to build one. Tim


Wednesday May 27, 2009
08:38 PM

My ten year old dock is P/T, but the design I used called for styro billits that holds it up out of the water. Of course, the lower "fenders" get wet whenever the water moves (wake, wind, what ever). I was concerned about P/T on the lake, but I am told there is no leaching, and I've spied trout hiding under it. My wife and I are in our 60's, and the shore line is five feet above water level. We lay cedar logs under the bottom planks and haul it out with our F-150. No problem. (She could do it herself but doesn't want me to look useless.)


Wednesday May 27, 2009
08:34 PM

sorry for the double post PR


Wednesday May 27, 2009
08:34 PM

Up date from the Dover Dozen: Last month no luck fishing, Two weeks ago while testing the new(old) run about we boated 4 salmon two colors out(lead core)joe smelt and top water mono tiny silver top water. All small but fun none the less, Can any one explain why the state would stock lake trout in Sebec? The Dozen should be hitting the lake again by June 10 thru the weekend hope to see you on the water.

"Wet hooks an tight lines" PR-DoverDozen


Wednesday May 27, 2009
08:33 PM

Up date from the Dover Dozen: Last month no luck fishing, Two weeks ago while testing the new(old) run about we boated 4 salmon two colors out(lead core)joe smelt and top water mono tiny silver top water. All small but fun none the less, Can any one explain why the state would stock lake trout in Sebec? The Dozen should be hitting the lake again by June 10 thru the weekend hope to see you on the water.

"Wet hooks an tight lines" PR-DoverDozen


Wednesday May 27, 2009
08:33 PM

I get white cedar cheaper than pressure treated at HD or any big box store. One of the local fellows cuts it to "my" size and delivers so I am saving money by shopping locally, and supporting the local folks.. We all win!


Wednesday May 27, 2009
08:32 PM

How about a boat-ramp made from pink granite, nice?


Wednesday May 27, 2009
08:26 PM

White cedar is nice but a bit $$$$ One advantage is it's probably lighter to move around. For the money I'll use the green wood (P.T.)A good book on the topic is this one I bought a copy before starting work on mine.http://www.buy.com/prod/the-dock-manual-designing-building-maintaining/q/loc/106/30476201.html Pressure treated wood is not a danger, http://factsfacts.com/MyHomeRepair/CCAwood.htm

All wood is very heavy at the end of the year, at pull out time.

R.S.D.


Wednesday May 27, 2009
07:28 PM

The 'Sebec 4' are on the way ! Should hit camp about about 5 pm Thurday. Maybe some fishing at Little Bennett till the the main event on Sebec. I will post a fishing report on Monday.

Pelly


Wednesday May 27, 2009
04:44 PM

I will build the docks out of white cedar cut locally. Because you seem to have good luck, do you seal the docks with anything. I will not paint the dock, but would consider sealing it before splashing it... may also help for removing dirt and crud.

thanks again!


Tuesday May 26, 2009
10:02 PM
Tuesday May 26, 2009
05:37 PM

To the folks asking about the floating dock. I've had the same one for ten years now so I've learned quite a bit about them. First, no two years on Sebec are quite the same. What ever you use to secure your dock you should allow for rising and lowering of water level. Second. develop a good plan for putting it in and taking it out with the least effort. Every thing else depends on your exact location and what you plan to do on your dock. Good luck. Oh, one more thing; although it's seems a nice thing to do, don't feed the ducks from your dock. They'll think it's theirs and make a nice mess of it.


Tuesday May 26, 2009
03:21 PM

Oh, yeah, you might want to go back to the discussion around May 7 on this guestbook. I posted a link where you can read the actual FERC agreement about water level management on Sebec Lake. It is a lot more complicated than you might think! Gil


Tuesday May 26, 2009
03:15 PM

Well there certainly has been a lot of discussion about what is normal. I think the number is 322.8' above sea level which I believe is the height of the splashboards. When the lake level gets to the top of the splashboards, it spills over the top. Most years, this will be a pretty normal level but plan on exceptions if we have a lot of heavy rain. The lake can go higher because even with both gates open, there is just no place for the water to go but up. Gil


Tuesday May 26, 2009
01:36 PM

Many thanks to those folks that worked on getting Tim's Cove graded. The road was remarkably better from the Willimantic marker through Tims Code. The only section that is still a bit rough is the Gilford section... do they grade each year?

many thanks


Tuesday May 26, 2009
01:33 PM

Gil,

After we gain the 8", is this the normal level of the lake for the summer season? Being our first year, we do not know what "normal" is. This helps us understand what we want to do with building floating docks also.

Thanks


Tuesday May 26, 2009
09:57 AM

Water level still coming up. Looks like about 8" more to reach the top of the splash boards. One gate still open. Camp is ready, where's the warm weather? Gil


Monday May 25, 2009
08:42 PM

Windy today kept the bugs away for the most part. nice weekend!

R.S.D.


Monday May 25, 2009
06:05 PM

You are very welcome. Thanks everyone for your comments. -Mike


Monday May 25, 2009
11:02 AM

Actually the cam view is quite nice - I love the sunsets that I could only previously see if I was down in south cove at dusk. You do have one of the best views.

Thanks!

-gw


Monday May 25, 2009
10:52 AM

I hate the borestone cam because it reminds me of being stuck here in jersey

but, hi ho the dairy - o

LESS than 1 week to GO!

-GW


Monday May 25, 2009
08:10 AM

My wife and I really enjoy the Borestone cam. Great shot.

Rick & Helen Brown Colorado Springs


Sunday May 24, 2009
01:23 PM

Mike, thanks for the post of Bill Larrabee. I miss his site - a very dedicated man.

Schoodic Lake George


Saturday May 23, 2009
08:40 AM

1 more week to go,

1 MORE WEEK TO GO,

HI hO the DaiRY - O

1 more week to go - - -

-GW


Friday May 22, 2009
08:50 PM

Thanks to Steve, Ellen, & Mike ... This Ole Florida Boy is really liking the view of Borestone. Equally as pretty as Mike's cam. Makes a great shot for your wallpaper on a big screen monitor !

Rich G. Apopka, Fl.


Friday May 22, 2009
06:46 PM

We got the Borestone cam back online (and thanks to Steve and Ellen) Enjoy! -Mike


Friday May 22, 2009
10:53 AM

Went fishing in the Allagash area yesterday and I'll have to admit the black flies were brutal! It was a beautiful day and there were lots of moose out in the roads catching the breeze. All but one stood in the road for the camera. Going to Bowerbank this afternoon for the weekend. Hope the flies behave. Gil


Thursday May 21, 2009
08:59 AM

Hey everybody, here is a special report from WABI-TV on Bill Larrabee and the Sebec Lake Weather Station: Part 1 -http://www.wabi.tv/news/5947/sebec-lake-weather-station-part-1

Part 2 - http://www.wabi.tv/news/5966/sebec-lake-weather-station-part-2

-Mike


Wednesday May 20, 2009
06:20 PM

Heard the water level has risen quite a bit. That will be great for the big boats going in this weekend.


Wednesday May 20, 2009
01:00 PM

Hey, GW Got your salmon pole read? Don't listen to all the rumors. There ain't no stinking black flies around Sebec Lake. Gil


Wednesday May 20, 2009
12:19 PM

feelin' just a little frisky folks . . .

. . . hi ho the dairy-o, less than 2 weeks to go!

Hey Gil - Get to work on those black flys. I expect them to all be gone when I arrive on 5/31.

:)

!

-GW


Tuesday May 19, 2009
07:03 PM

Oh, http://www.timscove.org/


Tuesday May 19, 2009
07:00 PM

Thanks to you folks who have checked in to the Tim's cove Home page, the site is mostly functional now. Great effort By Dave Inglehart, President of T.C.P.O.A. It will be a great way to keep up to date on Tim's Cove Issues. Please "bookmark" it.

Red Sea Doo


Tuesday May 19, 2009
01:02 PM

Nice image from Chesuncook today: http://www.chesuncooklakehouse.com/video.jpg


Tuesday May 19, 2009
12:43 PM

will the tims cove web site have a loud & pink blog?


Tuesday May 19, 2009
09:50 AM

The lake is beautiful today, maybe the black flies will die off for the upcoming long weekend..ha ha ha ha...


Tuesday May 19, 2009
08:36 AM

Ayuh, we picked up a couple of new megawatt units in last trip. -M


Tuesday May 19, 2009
12:55 AM

time to change the AAs in your eletric fly-swattah

-GW


Monday May 18, 2009
02:27 PM

Nice web for Tims Cove


Monday May 18, 2009
02:21 PM

Tree in the woods fell and pulled the service head andpipe from top of meter off the house and onto the ground... Took phone too and that worked fne until it began to rain...

There are a few other trees in the woods that are leaning and "could" take the street power with it.

I spoke to CMP last week (Thursday) and they said that the trees had taken some street power lines down but are now fixed...

TC177


Monday May 18, 2009
09:50 AM

TC 177

On your Friday May 15, Post. Was a camp in "Tims Cove riped off" or the power line to the camp riped down. ???


Monday May 18, 2009
04:18 AM

Jet Turbine Boat

good for bucks cove huh? RE: Sunday May 17, 2009 02:13 PM Coming to Sebec this summer!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDjKRw6WZ2w&feature=related


Monday May 18, 2009
04:17 AM

Jet Turbine Boat

good for bucks cove huh? RE: Sunday May 17, 2009 02:13 PM Coming to Sebec this summer!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDjKRw6WZ2w&feature=related


Sunday May 17, 2009
08:51 PM

We should have the narrows cam back online by Memorial Day weekend. Please be patient :) -Mike


Sunday May 17, 2009
08:43 PM

nice day yesterday at the lake... cleaning up, setting up, hope to get electricity soon... sigh... did not have to eat dinner because I ate enough black flies!

Rain overnight...hear the patter on the roof...nice sound Rainy today... very quiet

TC177


Sunday May 17, 2009
05:09 PM

Gil'

I didn't get a permit. That little sparker belongs to mother nature.

bsbwrbk


Sunday May 17, 2009
02:13 PM

Coming to Sebec this summer!!!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDjKRw6WZ2w&feature=related


Sunday May 17, 2009
01:45 PM

1:32 p.m. The Bowerbank Weirs Beach?


Sunday May 17, 2009
01:34 PM

I'D like to post a new site for Tim's cove people. The site is still being constructed, however the home page is ready. Stay tuned!

"T.C.P.O.A." http://www.timscove.org/

R.S.D.


Sunday May 17, 2009
01:32 PM

9:07 well said. Now, anyone know the status of the proposed Bowerbank Narrows Bridge?


Sunday May 17, 2009
01:32 PM

9:07 well said. Now, anyone know the status of the proposed Bowerbank Narrows Bridge?


Sunday May 17, 2009
09:07 AM

I have been to winnipisaukee(or whatever)

I watched a sunset in august in wolfboro

very pretty

too bad there were tons of big boats pulling large wakes keeping the 2 police boats busy all evening in the cove(200+ boats in a cove the size of south cove - glad police were patrolling) the sunset was nice and it had this neat blue flashing tint from the police boat beacons.

the local person standing next to me looked at it all and said to me, heaven . . . isn't it.

I only thought - yeah right

Folks - Sebec is so so special - we really have a fantastic secret up here in the maine woods.

I am not ready for a McDonalds at Greeleys yet


Sunday May 17, 2009
06:31 AM

I do have to take offense at the input on Winnipesaukee. Although there may be large boats, not everyone drives large, loud, boats. Some enjoy the tranquility of the gorgeous enclosed lake also. Have you checked out the water quality? Have you looked at the incredible views from every point on the lake? Have you seen the MANY loon sanctuaries? I'm afraid there will be loud boats and beer drinking fishermen anywhere, you can't judge the majority by the minority. I grew up on Lake Winnipesaukee and it is a beautiful New England Lake. Sebec is also beautiful and holds different qualities. But, as with everything, please don't judge by what you might not have experienced yourself. Enjoy your summer on Sebec, I will too.


Saturday May 16, 2009
06:41 PM

I haven't posted in a while.I hope the water level is up soon . Myself and the Sebec 4 are coming up the weekend of the 30th to slay some fish. Any more fishing reports ? As for the loud boat.Bring it Winnipesaukee in NH. They love that stuff down there. A big engine,12 pack of beer , and a chance to chase down some Loons.That's a Winni boater.


Saturday May 16, 2009
04:00 PM


Saturday May 16, 2009
01:43 PM

toss mother in-law overboard on a long rope - slowest way

:{)


Saturday May 16, 2009
12:39 PM

Splash boards are on one gate closed. Tim


Saturday May 16, 2009
10:53 AM

troll in reverse

?

slowest way :)


Saturday May 16, 2009
07:49 AM

Drift socks? http://www.thefind.com/apparel/browse-magnum-series-drift-socks

R.S.D.


Saturday May 16, 2009
06:27 AM

9:41 PM

I use a 5 gallon bucket. Paced my boat with the help one of the Lake trolling "expert's", and the bucket brought me right to his speed.


Friday May 15, 2009
09:41 PM

Anybody ever use a drift sock or drag buckets to slow the troll? We don't have the benefit of a kicker motor and the 75 hp 4-stroke seems to keep us moving too fast to find the fish. I think I might need to slow the boat down. ~L


Friday May 15, 2009
09:34 PM

Tims Cove had issues with electricity this week. CMP said they spent 17 hours in there yesterday and were on their 7 hour rest so they hope to connect power in the morning to the camp, which was riped off a couple of weeks ago.

Had local electrician recommended and was very easy to work with..

TC177


Friday May 15, 2009
07:05 PM

bsbwrbk, did you get a burning permit before you lit it off? :-) Gil


Friday May 15, 2009
02:56 PM

Gil, The power outage was due to a burning transformer in my yard. I had nothing to do with it, but the hydro was timely when considering the day they had. bsbwrbk


Thursday May 14, 2009
06:14 PM

Lost the power for 90 minutes in Bowerbank. A wild, windy day. The black flies were blown north a few miles. Not a one to be found along the shore.

They worked on the splash boards today and they are mostly done. Just the northern end of the dam left to do. One gate is closed (finally). Gil

PS: GW, I had a long, shiny silver thing about 16 1/2" long for supper tonight. I'm one ahead of you so far!


Thursday May 14, 2009
04:28 PM

Very interesting day. Most fire departments were called out due to wind events. All those "hanging dead branches" are now on the ground - or on your camp roof.

bsbwrbk


Thursday May 14, 2009
10:06 AM

Didn't take too long. Chicken Cove power is out in Dover-Foxcroft: http://www3.cmpco.com/outage/roadoutages.aspx?town=00221650


Thursday May 14, 2009
08:53 AM

This should be interesting:

WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING. SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE TO SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH THIS AFTERNOON...WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.


Wednesday May 13, 2009
10:02 PM

Thanks Steve. -Mike


Wednesday May 13, 2009
08:53 PM

Mike Nice job of west webcam pictures today. I think you've got it down. Steve R


Wednesday May 13, 2009
05:17 PM

Well, good things always tease us and bad things don't so if Sebec is teasing you, then you have a good life! When all the pressures of the day mount, I get to look at a picture out my front windows onto Sebec Lake as my screen saver and then I remember why I have a pressure filled job.

8-)


Wednesday May 13, 2009
02:54 PM

hey 11:21 who hates the web cam as it's teasing you...just remember, you can't see the millions of black flies flying around waiting for you...hope that helps...


Wednesday May 13, 2009
01:49 PM

I clipped on of those maps to my boat's floor

great for trollin and winnin salmon contests

-gw


Wednesday May 13, 2009
12:39 PM

Hi Folks! I wanted to post an unsolicited plug for the lake chart for sale on this site. I ordered one last week to replace the laminated table placemat we were using for the last 10 years. The new chart is a great size (11x17) and folds down even smaller. It has great detail of the lake including ATON descriptions. AND, it arrived in my mailbox in 2 days! Thanks again Mike! ~L


Wednesday May 13, 2009
11:21 AM

i hate the new web cam more today than yesterday

but not as much as tomorrow!(sonny & cher)

it's teasing me!


Wednesday May 13, 2009
08:05 AM

You can get to Today's Photos from this link: http://www.sebeclake.net/htm/todays_images.htm Remember to do a refresh to bring up the latest images -Mike


Tuesday May 12, 2009
09:23 PM

GW, Thanks, the wife and I now have a date planned with the salmon in September. Hope I don't get stood up... <;)(((((((>=< ~L


Tuesday May 12, 2009
06:36 PM

"moderate" is too nice a term for the black flies at my camp. If I had weighed 10 lbs less they'd lugged me off yesterday. Gil, I too stopped by the dam yesterday. I feel the crew is doing what they can. That 3-4 inches of water over the dam is enough to carry a man off the edge. I used to work the generaters at Browns mill years ago. Working on the dam is is not an exact science, but mistakes are rarely forgiven. bsbwrbk


Tuesday May 12, 2009
05:11 PM

Put 14 docks in today. water still low which makes it easyer. but the water is still very cold too. Tim


Tuesday May 12, 2009
03:39 PM

Gil, thanks for bug report..so they have arrived...here's hoping they stay moderate..


Tuesday May 12, 2009
01:46 PM

Bug Report :-) Worked around the camp in Bowerbank yesterday afternoon and would have to consider the black flies "moderate". They were there but didn't bother too badly. Gil


Tuesday May 12, 2009
11:54 AM

So spoiled already, I miss Steve's webcam....hope all is o.k...can anyone give a bug report for today?


Tuesday May 12, 2009
11:22 AM

RE: GW, I've never seen the September salmon jumping up the falls, but I sure would like to. Can I take my boat close enough to take a look or is this a drive then hike or bike adventure? I'm up for it either way so please let me know. Thanks,

~L

we park our 14 foot boat on the left and sit on the rocks

Or ypu can drive

dont forget shippond stream too.

pick a sunny afternoon in mid september

-GW


Tuesday May 12, 2009
07:18 AM

Have not herd from the Dover Dozen lately.Have any of you been fishing on Sebec yet.


Monday May 11, 2009
10:22 PM

Gil, Thanks for the dam reports. My dam opinion: once it filled back up the lake was been quite high the last 2 years. We adjusted the dock legs as high as they could go, but the decking spent quite a bit of time under water. This makes for interesting loading and landing for sure. :-) Here's hoping for a quick refill then maybe a little more water over the dam this year!

GW, I've never seen the September salmon jumping up the falls, but I sure would like to. Can I take my boat close enough to take a look or is this a drive then hike or bike adventure? I'm up for it either way so please let me know. Thanks,

~L


Monday May 11, 2009
06:57 PM

Hey 02:48! I can totally relate!!! with all the craziness of this world I think Sebec is the only place left to run to!!! I have to wait till the end of June to be at my camp! I envy you, only 3 weeks to go!!! Enjoy!


Monday May 11, 2009
06:22 PM

Here's the latest on the water level. Still very low. The construction of the splash boards is underway. The iron pins that they place on the top of the dam to hold the boards are all in place. The plywood has been placed on maybe 20% of the dam. Both ends are high and dry but there is still water going over the top in the center of the dam.

I surmise that the rain we had Saturday was enough to bring the water up a little (or at least slow down the level dropping). There was about 3" in the bottom of my boat this afternoon. Both gates are open and if the rain holds off a few days we might be in luck. I'm planning another trip to camp on Thursday so I'll post again Thursday night. Gil


Monday May 11, 2009
02:48 PM

I cant stand the web cams! They taunt me!

I need to be at the LAKE! 3 more weeks to go 3 more weeks to go - hi ho the dairy-oh . . . 3 more fricken weeks . . .

-GW


Monday May 11, 2009
02:15 PM

Peggy Goodridge Daughter of the late Olie & Rosamond Goodridge


Monday May 11, 2009
09:01 AM

You can thank GW, he keeps pushing me onward.. -M


Monday May 11, 2009
08:30 AM

Thank you Mike for today's image link, it was missed...you're the best...you take such good care of us all. ;)


Monday May 11, 2009
07:26 AM

Today's Images link is now working. -Mike


Sunday May 10, 2009
03:57 PM

11:16 AM

Don't be too sure about that - I notice you're already repeating yourself. (BIG grin)


Sunday May 10, 2009
11:32 AM

You can really see the difference between big lake and small lake conditions. As soon as you pass throuth the narrows it's a big change.


Sunday May 10, 2009
11:16 AM

6:24 I am 62 . and will never be an old cogger if it makes me like you.


Sunday May 10, 2009
11:15 AM

6:24 I am 62 . and will never be an old cogger if it makes me like you.


Sunday May 10, 2009
10:41 AM

Mike the site keeps getting better,... You do a great job, many thanks also to the host of the additional web cam, very nice!

SH


Sunday May 10, 2009
09:04 AM

Yesterday's was one of the more interesting time-lapses in a while. See it here: http://www.sebeclake.net/timeLapse.htm -Mike


Sunday May 10, 2009
06:24 AM

7:17

's OK, you'll get over it - might take you longer than some, but sooner or later you'll turn into one of us old dudes and grumble about loud kids.

Be careful out there.......we'd hate to see you miss codger-hood. :)


Sunday May 10, 2009
12:53 AM

noisy boat again , eh . . .

-GW :)


Saturday May 09, 2009
08:46 PM

KJ

My son and I were up and stopped by to see if you were around... Electrical damaged requires an electrician but that is fine, he will be in on Monday or Tuesday... We will be up next weekend to open up.. hard to open without power!

===

We heard the boats today and honestly, it brought a smile across my face because when we were staying with friends, it was very quiet. We guessed that the gas price last year not only limited people from coming to the lake, but if they got here, there was no boating which made me sad. Glad to hear the boats.

Sorry about my hours of chainsawing.. darn Cedar ate my power line so had to get it cleared but I think we are done.

Tims Cove was in good shape... Thanks to lots of people that we know work hard to keep it up!

Saw the Pink Lady for the first time.

Good thunderstorm last night!

Darn those folks at the town hall are nice in Maine... In Mass, they snarl and grump at you,... registering boats are too darn easy and its one stop shopping!

Maine, the way life should be.

BC


Saturday May 09, 2009
07:17 PM

10:46 you know what relaxes me? going 60 in a boat .burning rubber with a fast car . passing a long line of cars on a loud motorcycle. what do you think about kids laughing. singalongs around a camp fire. dont forget those pesky four wheelers and dirt bikes. to much noise for ya.stay home. long hard winter. summer is for fun!!!!!!!!! you didint tell me your name. why should I tell you mine?


Saturday May 09, 2009
04:26 PM

Maybe the noise from the older motors is becoming more obvious now that so many have the newer, quieter ones. I'd like to swap my oldie for a four stroke but alas the economy is not cooperating.

I do try to use my chainsaw, a necessary evil, mid-day on week days when fewer people are around.

Now and then we get new people, like the Elvis wannabe across the pond, who have no idea how sound travels. But they soon learn. We hear a few rowdy parties, but compared to other lakes, darn few. I don't recall one ruckus from a jet ski all last summer.

Even mid-summer, it's real quiet all week and reasonable on weekends. Everyone is considerate.

I figure what little noise we do get is pay-back for my youth. Wouldn't be surprised to find there were a few celebrations after our generation graduated and moved on. :)


Saturday May 09, 2009
03:16 PM

There is also a floatplane on the lake. Should you vote him off as well? And sometimes people use chainsaws that echo across the lake. And the airforce sometimes buzzes the lake with with an F16. What is noise can be subjective? The fireworks on July 4 keep me awake... :)


Saturday May 09, 2009
02:03 PM

I heard that noisy boat alot last summer. I hope someone buys it that lives on a different lake. He does not take other people into consideration when he runs around with the noise. I am sure I am one of many that dislike that boat.


Saturday May 09, 2009
01:02 PM

That link didn't make it quite right. An appreciation of Maine: http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2009/04/21/4145215.htm


Saturday May 09, 2009
01:01 PM

The water temperature probe is tied to the bottom out about 10 feet and is now under about 1ft of water.

An appreciation of Maine: http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2009/04/21/4145215.htm-Mike


Saturday May 09, 2009
12:13 PM

wow - water warms up fast - all that rain water or turnover?


Saturday May 09, 2009
11:59 AM

Gil: it's just different now days, for reasons already stated. So, It is what it is, shrug.

R.S.D.


Saturday May 09, 2009
11:58 AM

10:46 No, it's a noisy boat intentionally. He rarely runs it however, be thankful. Rumor is, it may be for sale at some point.

R.S.D.


Saturday May 09, 2009
11:53 AM

Gil: it's just different now days, for reasons already stated. So, It is what it is, shrug.

R.S.D.


Saturday May 09, 2009
10:46 AM

The boats are back on the lake and the one that I dread hearing all summer is back. You can hear this boat from one lake to the other. People come to the lake to relax! Can't he do something to this boat so it doesn't make so much noise?????????????????


Saturday May 09, 2009
08:33 AM

Woops, forgot to sign my name to my post (8:31 AM) Gil


Saturday May 09, 2009
08:31 AM

RSD, I wonder if when setting these regulations to protect the fish spawn, the loons and other waterfowl have been overlooked by the nice folks in Augusta that make these regulations? I think I've identified a person at DEP that I can call and chat with about just this issue. I intend to do that and I will pass along anything I learn.

I can also imagine how difficult it is to regulate the water levels that we campowners expect (and demand). Sebec Lake encompases a 327 square mile watershed. All that water has to go thru that relatively small dam.

After reading the dam operators water management plan, I am just a little more tolerant of water fluctuations. Just a little!

I wish everyone who is concerned about the water levels would read it. I'll post it again:

http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/nvcommon/NVViewer.asp?Doc=11514295:0


Saturday May 09, 2009
08:30 AM

Saw a loon this morning on the east webcam. See: http://sebeclake.blogspot.com/ -Mike


Saturday May 09, 2009
06:03 AM

Agreed, let's take care of the loons for a few weeks, we owe them that, then we'll have plenty of summer for the water level we want. Hey, didn't stop me from kayaking last weekend...had Tim's cove all to myself. I was able to follow some loons as they fished. So beautiful. Have any of you been within 20 feet of a loon when it decides to call out? good lord, thought I'd lose my hearing. so beautiful. KJ 187TC


Saturday May 09, 2009
05:41 AM

Thanks Gil:

A few things I didn't know. As always you get the inside scoop. However I'd trade "Ice damaged" eggs for Loon chicks any day. ;/

How did Nature ever manage without the D.E.P. Were there no Salmon then?

Red Sea Doo


Saturday May 09, 2009
01:01 AM

mike - good news!

CAMP ITHACA brand is going to offer "third arm and hand" for folk like you who need an extra hand!

-gw


Friday May 08, 2009
04:46 PM

I put the boat lift in its usual position today. The water will have to come up 32" before I can use it. Just another measure of the lake level. Like others around the lake, my only concern is for the loon population. All the other stuff can wait. Good time to pick up that junk we dropped off the dock last year. bsbwrbk


Friday May 08, 2009
03:48 PM

Hey, somebody give Mike another hand! This site just keeps getting better and better. Thanks Mike (and Steve for that beautiful view of the Big Lake).


Friday May 08, 2009
03:47 PM

Hey, somebody give Mike another hand! This site just keeps getting better and better. Thanks Mike (and Steve for that beautiful view of the Big Lake).


Friday May 08, 2009
03:13 PM

GW, all these things are possible however I only have two hands... ;) -Mike


Friday May 08, 2009
01:13 PM

narrows cam time lapse!

NARROWS CAM TIME LAPSE!!

I WANT TO SEE 4TH JULY NARROWS TIME LAPSE !!!

-GW


Friday May 08, 2009
01:19 AM

Hi All:

Nice loon cam huh!

I am sure we had no loon chicks last summer due to hi water.

RE: "just let Gil sweet talk the guys at the dam itself!" Yes I like this approach - no red tape needed. leave out the big-lake-icans and the narrow-crats.

I like the lake when it is down a bit. Landings and beaches are bigger and out of the water.

Salmon do spawn first, then the togue. It must be hard to gauge water level vs rainfall vs splashboards in the fall.

Have any of you ever sat on the rocks mid september at the falls and watched the salmon jump? Usually mid afternoon on a sunny day - quite the site! 5-7/minute when they get going. Big ones too.

I'd like to see the togue on the spawn beds. What time of year do they spawn? Sebec bass usually spawn 1st or 2nd week of june - then the sunfish occupy their beds next cycle in early july.

It would be cool to have an underwater "Spawn cam" . . .

hmmm . . .

meanwhile we are all getting hi-speed wifi now, and I can get good 3g coverage on much of the lake and in the north woods.

now if I can only get that big bass out by brown point . . .

ps: we're all good at the ice out guesing - how about Sebec meet and greet in south cove date guess? - what's good for all you folks? Any more ideas - early august - 4th weekend?

-GW


Thursday May 07, 2009
10:09 PM

If anyone wants some interesting reading about water levels on Sebec Lake you might want to read this document in the Federal Energy Regulatory Comission's eLibrary. It might clear up some of the common misconceptions about the water level requirements at Sebec Lake.

http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/nvcommon/NVViewer.asp?Doc=11514295:0 Gil

Gil


Thursday May 07, 2009
08:00 PM

RSD, yes I remember those days, too. That was before the DEP. The dam now operates under a Maine DEP license that requires the lake to be drawn down twice a year. The first drawdown must be in late October, prior to the fall rains, after most lake salmon migrate up the inlet streams and prior to the time when lake trout lay their eggs in the shallows of Sebec Lake. Once these eggs have been laid, the lake must again be filled to avoid ice damage to the eggs during spawning season. The second drawdown occurs in the late winter so that the lake is at its lowest possible level (down 5.6’) prior to the spring ice out, thaw and run-off. The goal of these bi-modal drawdowns is to store as much flow as possible for recreation by the lakeshore cottage owners and to maximize Sebec project’s power production.

I couldn't read the gauge at the dam tonight because all the numbers under the "normal" water level are slimy and aren't readable, but I bet it is at least 5.6' below normal - something like 316' or 317'.

As much as we all hate to see the water fluctuation, there seems to be a reason for it. I agree with you and G.W. about the loons. I usually see lots of chicks - last summer I didn't see a one!

What's the answer? I sure don't know but I guess nothing is like the good old days. Gil


Thursday May 07, 2009
07:54 PM

Normal water level is 322 ft, That has been established already! the trick is holding the Dam ownership accountable.


Thursday May 07, 2009
07:42 PM

I went up to camp this afternoon to bail out the boat. As others have said, the lake is VERY low. Both gates in the dam are open and the top of the dam is almost dry. Maybe an inch or so of water going over the top. I also noticed that there was a large pile of new 4x4s and a load of new plywood sitting in the driveway by the gate to the powerhouse. Another pile of 4x4s and a bunch of the iron pins were piled up on the other side of the dam. These weren't there last weekend. I am assuming this is the materials to build the splash boards.

You might remember that I posted last year on May 29th that they were working on Sunday afternoon, Memorial Day weekend, to install the boards and the guys were out on top of the dam with an inch or two of water still going over the top.

If they do in fact get the boards up this weekend, we will be almost 3 weeks ahead of last year! It won't take very long before the lake is back up where we all want it.

Again, I repeat, I don't have ANY connection with the dam nor do I even know anyone who does. Gil


Thursday May 07, 2009
07:28 PM

Gil:

I remember when "they" let the water out in the fall of the year, and then the water would be low enough to put the boards on in the early spring. Now they leave the water high and the ice smashes every thing up all winter, only to let it out in the spring. Water foul nest too low, then the water comes up, swamps the nests.

The new dam owners are nice to talk to perhaps? They can't manage water level worth a DAMN!!

I fear the loon population on Sebec will be negatively impacted if this continues!!! it already has actually.

R.S.D.


Thursday May 07, 2009
04:49 PM

I agree with 4:35. A call to a fed/state administration concerning the environment could generate problems no one wants to live with. (ie. "The dam will be monitored by federal agents whose wages and other costs such as housing will be defered by a fee imposed upon all waterfront landowners; etc., etc., etc.") Let's not go there. Patience is much cheaper.


Thursday May 07, 2009
04:35 PM

Yeah, let's get the EPA and DEP involved. Then it'll require an environmental impact statement every time a gate is opened/closed to return to a normal water level...of course they'll first have to review the 100-year flood data, survey residents within the Sebec drainage basin, etc before they can even determine what "normal" really is. In the meantime maybe they'll seek an injunction to cease any regulation of the water level until the environmental impact statement is completed in, say ten years from now. ...maybe we should just let Gil sweet talk the guys at the dam itself!


Thursday May 07, 2009
04:10 PM

GW, thanks for sharing the "live-loon-cam" with us, it's incredible!!! LA in TC


Thursday May 07, 2009
01:30 PM

http://www.modularsound.com/packards.html

I have 6 maine web cams tiled on the page

you can watch the weather roll across sebec and the state!

GW


Thursday May 07, 2009
12:00 PM

I hope that someone has contacted the EPA and the DEP about the Dam owners and opperators.


Thursday May 07, 2009
10:20 AM

My Dam 2 cents

The loons cant nest if the water goes up and down in June. I am glad they will get the work done quickly. Last year we had little or no loons hatch as the water was up and down all summer. I wish it was more constant. Last year, 2008, I felt the lake was a bit too high for most of the summer and only returned to a good level mid august. Loon nests were swamped.

I hope for another nesting pair near my dock again this season. Pass it on the the good dam folk Gil.

You will LOVE this one!

http://www.mnbound.com/live-loon-cam/

Water level needs to be just right for their egress to the lake and to return to the nest. The nest has to stay dry to keep warm for the hatch. I think it takes about 3-5 weeks or so. I am no expert.

-GW


Thursday May 07, 2009
10:19 AM

My Dam 2 cents

The loons cant nest if the water goes up and down in June. I am glad they will get the work done quickly. Last year we had little or no loons hatch as the water was up and down all summer. I wish it was more constant. Last year, 2008, I felt the lake was a bit too high for most of the summer and only returned to a good level mid august. Loon nests were swamped.

I hope for another nesting pair near my dock again this season. Pass it on the the good dam folk Gil.

You will LOVE this one!

http://www.mnbound.com/live-loon-cam/

Water level needs to be just right for their egress to the lake and to return to the nest. The nest has to stay dry to keep warm for the hatch. I think it takes about 3-5 weeks or so. I am no expert.

-GW


Thursday May 07, 2009
09:52 AM

Ampersand Sebec Lake Hydro, LLC bought the dam on 12-4-07. As far a I know they are the present owners. The people I have talked with at the dam have been friendly and helpful, sharing lots of information about the work they were doing. The corporate office (Boston phone number) has not responded to any of my email questions. I understand from various sources they do continue to honor the agreement with the Sebec Lake Assoc. regarding water levels. Someone at the Sebec Lake Assoc. could address that better than I.

I'm guessing that the reason for the low water level right now (based on 60+ years of personal observation) is they are trying to get the water level low enough to get people out on the dam and replace the splash boards (flash boards) that are washed away every year by the spring thaw. A week ago there was 6" or so of water still flowing over the dam. Closing the gates now would only delay the time to get the lake down to where they can work out on top of the dam. It's a Catch-22 situation. The splash boards have to be in place to hold the level up where it is supposed to be all summer. I guess we have to put up with low water in April and early May to get the level up where it belongs for the summer. My thoughts - Yours? Gil


Wednesday May 06, 2009
08:55 PM

I undestand that there is a new owner of the dam. Are they under a contract or obligation to maintain the level of the lake at certain levels at certain times of the year?

TC177


Wednesday May 06, 2009
07:56 PM

water level way down . impossible to launch a boat with any size at greeleys landing. Tim


Wednesday May 06, 2009
01:59 PM

Amazing view right now.


Wednesday May 06, 2009
12:51 PM

Love the new camera direction. Pan right a wee bit more and I can see my camp while sitting in Washington state.


Wednesday May 06, 2009
12:32 PM

Really like the second view. Vacationed in Maine October, 2005 and went through Dover-Foxcroft a couple of times. Love the area and have looked in on the Sebec Lake webcam ever since.

Go Ponies!

Dale McGrath Olympia, Washington


Wednesday May 06, 2009
12:30 PM

My springer spaniel swam a lot does that count?


Wednesday May 06, 2009
10:49 AM

Going up this weekend, anyone been swimming yet?? -Maddock


Wednesday May 06, 2009
09:23 AM

As for Tim's Cove cell coverage, I'm able to make and receive calls from a particular spot in our camp, as well as most any where around the camp. We have US Cell as a provider, but I think the true technology lies in the phone, you need a Nokia! ~LA in TC


Wednesday May 06, 2009
08:35 AM

Be there or be square: http://www.maineaudubon.org/news/07.02.2008_borestone_open_house.shtml


Tuesday May 05, 2009
07:49 PM

Hey Anglers ! How has the fishing been ? The 'Sebec 4'and myself are coming up the end of the month.Cold beer in hand, trolling for Togue and Salmon, and the best view in Maine !

Pelly


Tuesday May 05, 2009
06:56 PM

NICE PICTURE, of Boarstone from the narrows! Go Sebec Tech.

R.S.D.


Tuesday May 05, 2009
12:49 PM

Tim's Cove Rd. report, not bad, was passable this weekend no issues..helps that it had been dry for days, supposed to get rain this week so might make it a bit slick in spots with that wonderful clay mud, but otherwise just the usual few soft spots easy to negotiate and the typical pot holes. Go for it.

We had NO BUGS all weekend, we arrived Sat. and left Mon. afternoon. Water is low, dropped a good 6 inches while we were there. TC187


Tuesday May 05, 2009
12:44 PM

Hi Bob,

Glad to hear the power company is getting right on it. We did see the truck come to your camp. Regarding cell coverage, I'm assuming same as last year, we were able to make a call to Mass. from a certain spot this weekend...didn't try inside camp as it's never worked before.

Karla and Steve


Tuesday May 05, 2009
11:28 AM

wind from the east,

the fish bite the least

-GW


Monday May 04, 2009
05:06 PM

Love the new views of the lake!!! Thank you for all your hard work to bring us the beauty of Sebec 24/7!!!


Monday May 04, 2009
04:13 PM

Steve,

On Tim's Cove, was the cell coverage the same as last fall? We switched to verizon because we got coverage on the dock but no coverage in the house... thx


Monday May 04, 2009
03:50 PM

OK - joking aside . . .

Sunset tonight will be great on the new web cam!


Monday May 04, 2009
11:54 AM

Thanks steve for another GREAT view of the lake!


Monday May 04, 2009
11:52 AM

Graet image this morning just wish it were my boat out there fishing.Any fishing reports to share. RS.


Monday May 04, 2009
09:14 AM

GW, You better get up here soon. The salmon will be all gone! Gil


Monday May 04, 2009
09:13 AM

Forgot to thank Steve for teaming up with Mike and sharing his million dollar view of Borestone! I paddled up to the east side of the Narrows from Ram Island on Sunday morning just so I could see this view again. The lake was a mirror - perfectly still until after 9a. The loons followed me around for awhile and seemed to also be enjoying the view. Nice to be back for sure. ~L


Monday May 04, 2009
07:42 AM


Monday May 04, 2009
07:07 AM

CAMS CAMS CAMS

I hate those pesky cams!

They just make me want to come up to camp!

-GW


Sunday May 03, 2009
11:54 PM

I HATE THE NEW CAMERA

it sux

I will never view it again!

. . . NOT


Sunday May 03, 2009
07:59 PM

Thanks Steve and Mike.....great view at 7:55PM Sunday!!!! Ed & Jodi


Sunday May 03, 2009
07:43 PM

WOW! Love the new camera angle with the sunset view of Borestone Mike. That IS a major new development - thanks!

In other exciting news, we're just back from Ram Island Point and Bowerbank has reliable cell service now! The same cell phone went from no bars on Columbus Day to three bars today - air card in the laptop worked too. First time I ever looked at the web cam while looking at the lake in person (I couldn't resist). No more "can you hear me now"? ~L


Sunday May 03, 2009
07:34 PM

Steve Rainsford is generously sharing his view of Borestone with us on sebeclake.net. I'm sure we can all appreciate it! Thank you Steve, -Mike


Sunday May 03, 2009
06:56 PM

Thanks Steve for the call! The folks from CMP came right out and disconnected "my re-aranged" lines from the pine tree that fell.

Will get the service line and weatherhead repaired next Saturday and hope to have power back in the afternoon.

Then will work with the telephone company after things the power lines are back in place.

Will be up on Saturday early morning.

Nice to know your new neighbors are watchin out for you.

I hope everyone has a good week

Bob


Sunday May 03, 2009
06:10 PM

Mike, What's that new mountain? I don't recall seeing it before. :-) Volcanic activity north of Sebec Lake? Gil


Sunday May 03, 2009
03:59 PM

Mike, Looks like a brand new picture?? Wassssuup? A new location?? RG Apopka, Fl.


Sunday May 03, 2009
09:32 AM

The lake is slowly falling. Looks like about 8"-10" since we put the dock in a week ago. One gate is open and there is now just a little water going over the top of the dam. Hopefully they can get the top of the dam dry and get the splash boards on then get the lake back up to normal summer level BEFORE Memorial day. Gil


Friday May 01, 2009
08:13 PM

Mike,

You are going to get 12 more cameras around the lake and you are looking for volunteers to have the camera point out the front windows... me me me me...

8-)


Friday May 01, 2009
07:25 PM

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the black flies are out in force in the Bangor area as of this afternoon. We usually get them a week or so before Sebec Lake. Gil :-(


Friday May 01, 2009
06:46 PM

A major new development will be taking place - stand by a for few days - Mike


Friday May 01, 2009
05:04 PM

I know everyone is concerned about the whole swine flu epidemic that is going around.

There are a lot of expert opinions out there some more reputable than others. I have found a website that does a nice job making a clinical diagnosis on this possible pandemic:

www.doihavepigflu.com


Friday May 01, 2009
05:00 PM

I know everyone is concerned about the whole swine flu epidemic that is going around. There are a lot of expert opinions out there—some more reputable than others. I have found a website that does a nice job making a clinical diagnosis on this possible pandemic:

www.doihavepigflu.com


Friday May 01, 2009
10:24 AM

Thanks for the black fly report...anyone else out there been in tim's cove?...if we do hoard them, we'd be happy to spread the wealth ;)


Friday May 01, 2009
10:21 AM

black fly to bio fuel project?

how is the fishin?


Friday May 01, 2009
09:21 AM

Talked to a friend that live in DoverFoxcroft and he said that the black flies typically do not come out until Memorial Day "just when you are trying to put the garden in"


Friday May 01, 2009
09:19 AM

I've been working outside (Bowerbank shore) for three weeks. Loons, ants, yellow jackets, and grubs abound but no black flies yet. Tim's cove is a beautiful spot, but it seems to hoard the majority of black flies. Thanks T.C. bsbwrbk


Friday May 01, 2009
08:00 AM

No one that has gone in, has been seen again, It is thought that they were carried away by black flies...

8-)


Friday May 01, 2009
07:29 AM

Can someone give a lake black fly report, are they horrible?...or can you work outside without being carried away....?


Thursday April 30, 2009
07:55 PM

Had a long hard day. went down to work on camp anyway. someone went by with a loud boat. made my day . I just love loud boats.


Thursday April 30, 2009
04:38 PM

Wish i was there with a coooold beer!


Thursday April 30, 2009
11:22 AM

Thanks 7:20, aside from the flies we'll love every second of being back at camp.


Thursday April 30, 2009
07:20 AM

Telling someone not to go into Tims Cove is like telling a ten yearold not to open presents on Christmas morning.Have a great weekend at Tims Cove.


Thursday April 30, 2009
07:13 AM

Telling someone not to go into Tims Cove road is like telling a ten yearold not to open there presents on Christmas morning. Have a great weekend in Tims Cove.


Wednesday April 29, 2009
04:55 PM


Wednesday April 29, 2009
03:49 PM

Sorry 10:11 we're headed to camp on Tim's Cove Rd this weekend to open up. If you drive slowly and don't pound into any pot holes, that doesn't damage the road further. Black flies...ugh. They were pretty bad last year, seen worse, but have a feeling they'll be bad this year given the weather. A good wind helps make it tolerable.


Wednesday April 29, 2009
01:33 PM

I like the upwind view

-GW


Wednesday April 29, 2009
09:11 AM

Katahadin of course!

From rt 7 from dextah to dovah


Tuesday April 28, 2009
10:11 PM

Hey people stay out of Tim's Cove until road has a chance to dry out . The more you travel and make ruts the more it is going to take to make road passable for everyone. The road was not made for early travel or giving people the idea that it is time to send in contractors with heavy trucks. Do us all a favor and wait another couple of weeks. Black flies are there so I've been told ..


Tuesday April 28, 2009
08:10 PM

The winners were John and Lisa on April 22. You will have to scroll down to see who won. I haven't had a chance to update the website. -Mike


Tuesday April 28, 2009
07:47 PM

Need some help. What is the mountain that you see covered with snow this time of year as you come into Dover from Route 7. It is absolutely beautiful. Thanks,


Tuesday April 28, 2009
07:40 PM

HEY MIKE, WHO WON ICE OUT?????


Tuesday April 28, 2009
07:37 PM

Went into Tim's Cove this past weekend. Road is in okay shape. Should be better by this coming weekend. Some soft spots and some snow. The culver on sebec shore rd has been fixed, I think. I passed the guilford truck bringing in some gravel on my way out Monday. The wildlife is returning and looks to be in fine shape.


Tuesday April 28, 2009
06:01 PM

I would like to plot the temperature also but I don't have so much time lately. I have an idea to buy a Davis weather station or something like that this summer during vacation. Then we can have some nice plots of air and water temperature. -Mike


Tuesday April 28, 2009
04:47 PM

Hey Mike,

do you have a way of capturing the air and water temp each day or 2x per day. I have never seen the relationship between the water temp + air temp especially when the ice is melting and then ice out...

If there was a specific path to all the videos, I could also pick it off.. (just the engineer in me)

thx Mike


Tuesday April 28, 2009
03:15 PM


Tuesday April 28, 2009
03:13 PM


Tuesday April 28, 2009
01:50 PM

hey mike-

zoom it in on the far hill so I can see the tree buds

or is sebectec not up to the task?

thanks


Tuesday April 28, 2009
09:53 AM

so jp i see some things never change


Tuesday April 28, 2009
09:53 AM

so jp i see some things never change


Monday April 27, 2009
09:17 PM

BLACK FLIES are here!!!!!!!!!!!!! :<


Monday April 27, 2009
06:59 PM

Did anyone try going into Tims Cove?


Monday April 27, 2009
06:12 PM

.


Sunday April 26, 2009
07:05 PM

Or too little. :-)


Sunday April 26, 2009
05:39 PM

Too much information!


Sunday April 26, 2009
04:50 PM

Camp Is Offically Open!! And I went for my first swim off the bowerbank yacht club piers,the water was 43 degrees on Saturday. Definitly made some things disappear.JP @ The Cedars


Saturday April 25, 2009
08:20 AM

G.W. Great news about the Eagle, This fall I hiked to the base of the "Nest tree" You would not believe the size of the nesting material that had fallen out of that tree! Eagles use big stuff 2+" sticks 1/2 rope plastic jugs, old car fenders... Just kidding about the fender :)

The only reason I would even think to go up to the nest area, is because the wind had blown the old nest down in Oct. The Eagles were gone from that site for the year. This nesting couple has not yet been spooked, but they don't enjoy company while nesting. The nesting cycle is about 20 weeks. All Spring & summer. There are now probably more than just a few nesting locations. I've witnessed "activity" in three areas!

http://www.baldeagleinfo.com/eagle/eagle4.html

R.S.D.


Saturday April 25, 2009
07:47 AM

some solar glare on window this morning.


Friday April 24, 2009
02:39 PM

Chesuncook and Moosehead both still have ice, but then again, they both have some amount of open water. Gil


Friday April 24, 2009
01:50 PM

FYI:

"We have seen the Eagle back on her nest - she rebuilt in the same spot so that will be fun this summer. Hopefully we'll see some little ones."

-gw


Friday April 24, 2009
01:43 PM

is the big lake iced out yet?

and if so . . .

hows da salmon fishin?

-gw


Friday April 24, 2009
12:55 PM

ice out on chesuncook?


Friday April 24, 2009
10:58 AM

All I can say is WOW!!!! We can't wait to open up the camp!!! Ram Island


Friday April 24, 2009
10:20 AM

Mike, nice switch on webcam view...wonder how the big lake is doing...if ice not out now, will be by end of weekend...getting warm...


Friday April 24, 2009
08:45 AM

You have until the 25th to enter the Chesuncook Lake ice-out contest. And there you will really win something :) Go to www.ChesuncookLakeHouse.com and click on the blog. -Mike


Friday April 24, 2009
08:30 AM

Congratulations to John and Lisa For winning the ice out contest. From Scott&Jean Shore Road North


Thursday April 23, 2009
08:48 PM

Thank you Mike for providing such fun with your site, I know that it costs you time and money.

Much enjoyment, Thanks so much!!!

Unknown


Thursday April 23, 2009
11:19 AM

Sweet beautiful open water...nice...fishermen grab your poles and start your engines. Please save a few fish for me. I'm hoping to be back on the water and open the camp on 5/2. Can't believe it's FINALLY time! ~L


Thursday April 23, 2009
07:28 AM

Congratulations to John D. Major USAF, Lisa F.-Flag Cove Rd. for winning the ice-out contest! If it is not top secret, please share your ice-out-guessing formula with us! Terry


Thursday April 23, 2009
07:13 AM

Yesterday's winners get an ice-out DVD. It's a lot of fun to watch the ice go out on the webcam so that's worth something. If official ice-out turns out to be a different day we will announce that one separately. Thanks everyone for participating. -Mike


Wednesday April 22, 2009
08:41 PM

This happened last year, I jumped the gun on ice-out. We should wait for ice to clear in the big lake and and the 'official' ice-out from.... who? Does somebody know who will call it this year? -Mike


Wednesday April 22, 2009
06:54 PM

Think I just saw a boat out on the lake.


Wednesday April 22, 2009
05:26 PM

summers coming


Wednesday April 22, 2009
05:26 PM

summers coming


Wednesday April 22, 2009
04:31 PM


Wednesday April 22, 2009
04:31 PM

For what it's worth. Report from a check at 1:30 PM today says the Big Lake is still solid ice.


Wednesday April 22, 2009
02:28 PM

Where is Toby falls?


Wednesday April 22, 2009
02:28 PM

Where is Toby falls?


Wednesday April 22, 2009
02:10 PM

OK! - Time for my annual iceout Jetski trip down the falls! I will report back as usual with my escapades I hope people are nicer to me this year.

Has any one tried to go up Toby Falls on a jet ski?

AH


Wednesday April 22, 2009
01:44 PM

Mark, at 11:02 AM,

I think it was a red kayak, and I'm betting you'll see him out there soon.


Wednesday April 22, 2009
12:58 PM

Yes, good call al. And yes, congratulations to ice-out winners John D. Major USAF, Lisa F.-Flag Cove Rd! -Mike


Wednesday April 22, 2009
12:54 PM

Yep! that was me. al


Wednesday April 22, 2009
12:45 PM

Yesterdays 4:59 person who said there may be no ice in the morning was almost correct!


Wednesday April 22, 2009
12:42 PM

CONGRATULATIONS TO John D. Major USAF, Lisa F.-Flag Cove Rd


Wednesday April 22, 2009
12:37 PM

Time to wipe the cob webs out of the kayak. I feel like a little kid at Christmas...we have our lake back.


Wednesday April 22, 2009
12:33 PM

YAHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Lets go for a swim.


Wednesday April 22, 2009
12:26 PM

ICE OUT YIPPPEEEE!!!! Now if we could get someone to run up and down tim's cove with a hair dryer and dry it up for us, we'd be all set....can't wait to see tomorrows daily movie..


Wednesday April 22, 2009
12:01 PM

Who's up for a swim?


Wednesday April 22, 2009
11:59 AM

Wow! Here comes summer!!!!


Wednesday April 22, 2009
11:40 AM

It appears to be revealed - no more ice! -M


Wednesday April 22, 2009
11:02 AM

In the past a red canoe would appear when the ice was out.

Mark


Wednesday April 22, 2009
11:02 AM


Wednesday April 22, 2009
10:59 AM

GOING......GOING....


Wednesday April 22, 2009
10:53 AM

I'm straining my eyes but there does yet appear to be ice. Time will tell. -M


Wednesday April 22, 2009
09:46 AM

Mike.. How much is the SebecTec WindowWiper option?

Good site and lot of fun!


Wednesday April 22, 2009
08:36 AM

someone go wipe their sleeve on the window please...been watching every day..we're so close to ice out !!!! ;)


Wednesday April 22, 2009
07:26 AM

aaaah!he camera needs a defogger, can't see the lake....


Wednesday April 22, 2009
12:42 AM

nice time lapse from yesterday

the time lapse needs fender bender sound effects for the ice collisions!

OK - informal iceout revision - I say this friday

I am prolly off by a week from my official guess

any other revisions?

-GW


Tuesday April 21, 2009
07:54 PM

Tim's cove Rd. report repair work has been scheduled for early May, Careful until then! Big wash out on "The Hill" but navigable.

Grading is schedule, from end to end, South cove Rd. to the other end at Tim's cove Rd. this in addition to small wash out and culvert repairs. If all goes to plan, We should be good to go by mid May. Fingers crossed.

R.S.D.


Tuesday April 21, 2009
07:24 PM

Just having some fun. I want the ice to go out during the day so we can see it happen. -Mike


Tuesday April 21, 2009
06:30 PM

Your absolutely correct Mike and I think you can count on several more mornings before it is completely out.


Tuesday April 21, 2009
05:57 PM

The ice will be there tomorrow morning, mark my words. -Mike


Tuesday April 21, 2009
05:49 PM

I think we will wake to no ice in the morning. YAHOO!!!


Tuesday April 21, 2009
03:33 PM

There is a strong breeze coming out of Newell Cove blowing ice flows up the lake toward the beach area. If you watch the jams (white ridges) it will give you an idea of the direction of movement. It doesn't seem to be going toward S. village. When it does, it's all over. bsbwrbk


Tuesday April 21, 2009
03:12 PM

It looks like a great day to make a Sebec-Slushy! ~Lee


Tuesday April 21, 2009
03:00 PM

Looks like the easterly wind is moving the ice sheet and starting to break it up. Going....going....? Gil


Tuesday April 21, 2009
01:46 PM

OH that's great news about the loons back already. I wish the skies would clear so we could see better, that ice is very much ready to go at this point. the water is 1 degree warmer than the air...so much fun to watch.


Tuesday April 21, 2009
01:27 PM

The Loons are back and have been for several days, can summer be far off?


Tuesday April 21, 2009
01:00 PM

I heard that some of the folks on the lake stockpile the ice for their beer coolers for the summer...The ice in the middle of the lake is much better than the shore ice... Because of the danger of getting Middle Ice, only the hearty have Middle Lake Ice in their coolers on July fourth weekend..

8-)


Tuesday April 21, 2009
10:34 AM

10:41

Good question. Yes, some of the ice sinks and the lake saves it to start the freeze next Winter. Sort of like sourdough starter. :)


Tuesday April 21, 2009
10:14 AM

Does all of the ice either melt or float away or does some of it sink?


Monday April 20, 2009
08:22 PM

Has any one gone for a quick swim yet along the edges.

I'll bet the loons are back, they WILL come even with a small amount of open water like this, It's crazy!

...but nice to see and hear again.

R.S.D.


Monday April 20, 2009
07:52 PM

I just now had a conversation with another Tim's cove camp owner, His report supports your assessment 6:55P.M. "You can get in... But, some soft spots. collapsed culverts also. A few of The Board of Directors are planning action for spring road work as we speak, I will inquire as to emergency repair work tonight, with the chairman. I can report later as I find out more.

R.S.D.


Monday April 20, 2009
06:53 PM

I went in to Tims Cove on Saturday and it was passable but it is still snow covered in alot of places and a few wash outs. I think that by next week end frost will be coming out and can not be driven on as ground will be muddy and soft a few more weekends to make it passable and not make alot of ruts for later drive


Monday April 20, 2009
04:14 PM

The word about a week ago is that Tim's Cove still had snow on it and was passable by snowmobile.

Clearly I will be purchasing an aluminum boat so that once we have ice out, I can go in from a friend's camp in the narrows and cometh in by "sea", so I can get the property openned up.

(I will even hang two lanterns!)

Bob


Monday April 20, 2009
03:00 PM

Our first trip is May 16th weekend if the road is passable...

Bob


Monday April 20, 2009
03:00 PM

Our first trip is May 16th weekend if the road is passable...

Bob


Monday April 20, 2009
01:56 PM

Hey Bob, when are you planning on making your first trip in? If someone goes in this coming weekend I'd love to know how TIM'S COVE ROAD is....anyone know???


Monday April 20, 2009
01:55 PM

R.S.D. has had a tradition of dunking into the lake on memorial day...but it's a lonely sport. I've never heard of mother's day..only memorial day, but hey, all the power to ya.


Monday April 20, 2009
01:49 PM

The cloasest we ever get is swimming on Memorial Day!


Monday April 20, 2009
12:58 PM

I heard a rumor from friends that now live in North Carolina but grew up in Dover that if you were at the lake on Mother's Day weekend, you were suppose to get in the water...

Someone referenced swimming next month and I can only assume these conversations are related?

Thanks!

Bob


Monday April 20, 2009
10:00 AM

April 3 or 4 was the last day for 31.9F -Mike


Monday April 20, 2009
08:47 AM

how many days has it been since the water temp rose above 31.9F?

-GW


Sunday April 19, 2009
09:13 PM

when ice out occurs ,lets all paint our do gs purple so we can watch them dry.


Sunday April 19, 2009
04:06 PM

Amazing progress on the Ice ! Keep up the great site Mike ! It is really appreciated. Rich G., Apopka, Florida


Sunday April 19, 2009
08:49 AM

Another good video from yesterday. There's a rowboat at 2:10pm -Mike


Sunday April 19, 2009
08:34 AM

1:19 PM Nope, The "Millennium" is 300 H.P. Volvo-Penta. The 260 H.P. is A Merc. Alpha. and is Quiet!

R.S.D. ;~)


Saturday April 18, 2009
04:43 PM

If I don't win the ice-out, I would PAY for the DVD. Good warning on small boats and ice. In addition, always keep dry land on one side of your trip. If the ice moves you'll only have a long walk home. PFD's!!! bsbwrbk


Saturday April 18, 2009
01:35 PM

The ice could hang on for a few more days, who knows. A big wind might take it out quick. Winner(s) of ice-out get a dvd movie of ice-out to watch on the big screen. -Mike


Saturday April 18, 2009
01:19 PM

260HP IO? Must be "Pink Boy's" Carlson. We always look forward to hearing him cruise the shoreline. Great boat! Will Tim have it ready for ice out?

J&J


Saturday April 18, 2009
12:35 PM

Mike, your time lapse rules!

Any new ice out guesses? Today? Tomorrow? I can't see it going much longer with the big movements. My lake is next!

Schoodic Lake George


Saturday April 18, 2009
12:12 PM

The video was great...sooon now...boats


Saturday April 18, 2009
06:28 AM

Check out the video from yesterday, it's a good one showing the ice on the move (link to vid is just below the webcam image). -Mike


Friday April 17, 2009
06:02 PM

11:07 A.M. How about the 260 H.P. I.O.s should I hold off?

R.S.D.


Friday April 17, 2009
05:37 PM

Today's images are a beautiful site to see! Thanks again for the webcam!!


Friday April 17, 2009
04:24 PM

Hey J&J, Atleast I'm on the better side of the lake. And no I didn't have any "Jose" but maybe I should have. Happy Spring to everyone,no matter what side of the lake you live on. JP


Friday April 17, 2009
01:43 PM

Wow, in a matter of 10 min the ice near shore on webcam broke up....given the predicted weather I'll bet Ice out will happen by the 22nd....whahooo!!!!


Friday April 17, 2009
11:59 AM

Hey JP, Who's had too much "Jose". I think you meant you love LOUD boats? Load, loud, I guess it doesn't matter as long as they sound good at midnight.

J&J


Friday April 17, 2009
11:32 AM

Note to be careful if in a small boat because open water can close-up if the wind changes direction and blows the ice against the shore.


Friday April 17, 2009
11:07 AM

For those interested in getting your boats in the water, there are many places on the shore to take "interesting" kayak trips already. I'd hold off on the 225 hp inboards for a while though. bsbwrbk


Friday April 17, 2009
11:07 AM

For those interested in getting your boats in the water, there are many places on the shore to take "interesting" kayak trips already. I'd hold off on the 225 hp inboards for a while though. bsbwrbk


Friday April 17, 2009
06:13 AM

Hey J&J, I think that you have had a little bit too much "JOSE " to be thinking that,Big Boy!! I love load boats. JP


Thursday April 16, 2009
05:19 PM

Hey JP, Be puttin' the boat in next weekend?

J&J


Wednesday April 15, 2009
09:37 PM

Hey Gil, Thanx for the update on our driveway. Going to try to make it up there next weekend. Is there much snow on the ground. Thanx Again, JP@The Cedars


Wednesday April 15, 2009
05:30 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18o88FaRPQQ


Wednesday April 15, 2009
11:44 AM

FYI:

Monson General Store recordings are streaming today at:

http://www.modularsound.com/internettheater.html

enjoy!

-GW


Tuesday April 14, 2009
10:29 PM

Still things to finish here at home, weather permitting we will open the first weekend in May.

We will then start on the new dock?


Tuesday April 14, 2009
07:10 PM

It's been 6 months since we closed up the camp for the season - feels like at least 12... Maybe the early change of the clocks this year has made the wait seem particularly long? It's nice to see the web cam shots this week. I've been checking every day to look for progress. The ice looks to be a different color now - it won't be long now! I don't think there's much of a chance the ice lasts until my guess of May 1 and that's fine by me. Can't wait to be back on the lake! ~Lee (Ram Island Point)


Tuesday April 14, 2009
03:50 PM

Gil, I hope you're right!!! come on ice out...oh and come on snow melt on Tim's Cove Rd!!!! Anyone attmepted that yet?


Tuesday April 14, 2009
03:02 PM

Don't think it will last until 4-28. Another week or so, particularly if the forecast for mid-50s this week holds. Water level is 322 feet +/-. Both gates still open. The numbers at the bottom of the gauge in Sebec Village are hard to read. No ice visible upstream from the dam. Open water around the shore and chunks are breaking off and drifting with the wind.

Fire Road 9 is in pretty good shape but will need some work as usual. A couple of culverts have sunken and washed out but still passable. Lots of bare ground but still a good foot of snow in the woods in places.

JP, your driveway is bare except a few inches where the plow went by.

Gil


Tuesday April 14, 2009
01:27 PM

Yeah, I get the April 28 folks have a great shot at winning


Tuesday April 14, 2009
11:40 AM

GW I think you over shot ice out by about a week!!


Tuesday April 14, 2009
10:41 AM

20 days till ICE OUT!

-GW


Tuesday April 14, 2009
06:57 AM

There is a narrow strip of open water about a hundred yards long at the narrows. It won't be very long now!


Monday April 13, 2009
02:22 PM

Check out www.briloon.org/watching-wildlife/eagle-cam.php and see live coverage of nesting Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Finch, Osprey and Loons. Great cams that bring the birds right up close!


Monday April 13, 2009
08:17 AM

Spent the weekend at Camp on Bear Point Road. Small mounds of snow still exist as a result of the plow. Otherwise, 90% of the snow is gone. We have open water in the "river" - no ice between the small island in the channel and Norm Waters place. Turtle Cove still iced in. Watched five dear swim the width of the channel from the Dover side to Bowerbank (Bear Point Road). Quite a sight to see. Water is quite high. Is my boat ready yet?? Ed - bwrbk


Monday April 13, 2009
07:28 AM

Fishing report from Sebego.Fished 6 hours boated 5 nice salmon all between 19 and 23 inches long.Lost just as many lots of boats.Most fish were on top with sewed on smelts. A few were down 2 or 3 colors.We put in at the state park no wait in or out.Water temp was 38.Looking forward to draging some lines on Sebec soon. RS.


Sunday April 12, 2009
12:10 PM

Happy Easter, you restless & winter weary camp owners. I just got an E-mail saying in Sebec the snow is gone now, "bare ground" I was told! This is not consistent with the Maine snow dept charts that say 12" to 24" still. All Lies!

I'll go with a "boots on the ground observation anytime" I will be updated about the roads specifically Tim's Cove Rd. next weekend. Stay tuned, I will pass on whatever I'm told, as soon as I'm told! It sounds good Huh.

Gil perhaps May be able to confirm this.

The Red Sea Doo


Saturday April 11, 2009
04:36 PM

Just checked the ice today at Bowerbank. 3 inch "candles" or clearwater for 10 feet along the shore. Ice is getting darker near the middle of the lake. Looks like I may be way off on my ice out quess. No way will the ice last another two weeks. bsbwrbk

Time to get the boat out!


Saturday April 11, 2009
02:03 PM

Four more days to Ice Out!

Whooooosh

Bob


Saturday April 11, 2009
08:06 AM

Golden silence


Saturday April 11, 2009
06:14 AM

Quiet Huh.


Thursday April 09, 2009
08:43 PM


Thursday April 09, 2009
08:02 AM

The bird feeder (and squirrel) is seeing visits by American Godlfinches and some kind of woodpecker. I have a 7 sec auto update on that page now (www.squirrelcam.org) -Mike


Thursday April 09, 2009
07:27 AM

Thanks for the ice update.


Wednesday April 08, 2009
09:01 PM

From 0800, Apl 7 to 0800, Apl 8 water level along Bowerbank shore rose 12+ inches. Ice is breaking up along the shore leaving the main mass of ice free to roam with the wind. If you have a dock, etc. in the water, plan on a new one. bsbwrbk


Wednesday April 08, 2009
08:28 PM

Curious, what is the function of a "watershed steward" it has an authority or oversight sound to it. Can you go Snoop and then report on people? Maine already has L.U.R.C. http://www.maine.gov/doc/lurc/about.html

R.S.D.


Wednesday April 08, 2009
04:39 PM

What a heck of a guy that R.S.D is!


Wednesday April 08, 2009
03:51 PM

NOPE, R.S.D. will build it for me ;)


Wednesday April 08, 2009
02:57 PM

"and my dock is history..."

Is that another way of saying that this summer you get to build the dock you always wanted?

8-)


Wednesday April 08, 2009
02:53 PM

swimmin, is that RSD?


Wednesday April 08, 2009
02:51 PM

Goin swimmin in tims cove in a month!


Wednesday April 08, 2009
01:51 PM

eeeek!! been watching webcam today and the ice is pushing up....we get a good east wind with all this flooding and movement and my dock is history...


Tuesday April 07, 2009
08:31 PM

Thanx Gil for the report! I think that the last I heard from you, as that it hadn't been plowed. Thanx Again, JP


Tuesday April 07, 2009
05:37 PM

I love the new photos

I put a few new ones with pictures of the old tent camp site at Jordan island in my gallery

take a look!

-GW


Tuesday April 07, 2009
02:04 PM

Seems worthwhile:

March 31, 2009 Contact: Laura Wilson, (207) 581-2971 ORONO, ME—University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer its Watershed Stewards program again this spring with a focus on Schoodic Lake and Sebec Lake. The seven-week workshop series will teach participants how to preserve their area lakes. Participants will learn about threats to water quality and how recreationists, lakefront landowners and towns can protect these valuable resources. The program will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:3 -9 p.m., from April 30 through June 11 in the “dining room” at the Milo town office. The registration deadline is April 24, with a minimum of 20 participants required for the program. For information or to register, call Extension Assistant Scientist Laura Wilson at 581-2971.

There is no cost to enroll in the program and become a watershed steward. In exchange for the training that sewards receive from watershed experts, as well as a resource notebook valued at $60, watershed stewards commit to 20 hours of volunteer lake and watershed protection activities.

Topics covered during the training will include Lakes 101, Shoreland Zoning, Camp Road Maintenance, and Septic System Care and Maintenance—as well as a session focusing on the status and trends of the available water quality data for Schoodic and Sebec Lakes. UMaine Extension is working with the Schoodic Lake Association and the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District to provide this program.


Tuesday April 07, 2009
12:00 PM

"UMaine Extension Offering Watershed Training for Schoodic and Sebec Lakes"

http://www.umaine.edu/news/view_release.php?x=1238530559 -M


Tuesday April 07, 2009
11:34 AM

JP, I was in to my camp on Sandy Beach road a few days ago. The ice is mostly gone and the few places where it isn't are passable without 4 WD. There is plenty of room to turn around at Webb's camp and the road is not plowed beyond that. Gil


Tuesday April 07, 2009
10:57 AM

Does anyone know what kind of shape Sandy Beach Road is in. Thanx JP


Tuesday April 07, 2009
10:28 AM

Did Bill drink the water? Just kidding. He will be missed and has a very long history of contributing to meteorology. Hope he makes it back to his lake.

Schoodic Lake George


Tuesday April 07, 2009
09:52 AM

Bill Larrabee has health issues has sold out moving south. Lake is up about 30 inches over normal more on the way.


Tuesday April 07, 2009
09:51 AM

Bill Larrabee has health issues has sold out moving south. Lake is up about 30 inches or normal more on the way.


Tuesday April 07, 2009
07:34 AM

RSD, I don't know where your camp is located but the Bowerbank Town Hall has an outside faucet that many people use. There are also several springs in Bowerbank what folks also use. We use the one on Sandy Beach Road and have for 70 years. Gil


Tuesday April 07, 2009
07:15 AM

Bill still reports to NOAA but doesn't keep a web page going anymore.


Tuesday April 07, 2009
05:24 AM

I sick of buying water to bring into camp or transporting five gallons of tap water from home. Anyone have information on a filtration system that would make lake water more usable. I have never had a problem using lake water to drink, However probably not the best idea, so I haven't for years. The cost of a well is just silly for drinking water only. I was thinking of a under sink "reverse osmosis" filter system. I'm interested in what other people use... or not.

R.S.D.


Tuesday April 07, 2009
05:08 AM

4:56 p.m. Didnsay... just gone?


Monday April 06, 2009
04:56 PM

Thanks for the update regarding Bill Larrabee's weather site. Did he retire??


Monday April 06, 2009
03:54 PM

3:18p.m. is supported by this snow report. https://www.maine.gov/rfac/rfac_snow_display_dp.shtml?id=66633 Sadly Bill Larrabee's Weather site is no more. You could use Noaa http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?map.x=149&map.y=161&site=CAR&FcstType=text

R.S.D.


Monday April 06, 2009
03:18 PM

Last I heard Tim's Cove Rd. still had 1.5 feet of snow on it...still snowmobile territory...that was 2 weeks ago


Monday April 06, 2009
11:02 AM

Where did Larrabee's weather site go???? Love the new look of the guestbook. Haven't had the oportunity to visit laterly. Any reports about Tim's Cove Road????


Monday April 06, 2009
08:49 AM

FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME 356 AM EDT MON APR 6 2009

...FLOODING POSSIBLE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...

.RAIN WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION LATER TODAY AND CONTINUE TONIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF RAIN AND SNOW MELT COULD LEAD TO FLOODING TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY.


Sunday April 05, 2009
07:44 AM

Gee Willickers Gil:

From what you say the water is up four feet this week!! This can't be good. Rain Mon. 322.5 Ft.is the "summah" pitch. Did anybody forget to tie off the picnic tables?

R.S.D.


Saturday April 04, 2009
07:48 PM

Yeah, you wish he was your uncle.


Saturday April 04, 2009
07:48 PM

Yeah, you wish he was your uncle.


Saturday April 04, 2009
07:48 PM

Uncle Mike's Website Rocks!


Saturday April 04, 2009
07:45 PM

Perhaps one month on a weekend - take a poll and see what fits best

RE: meet & Greet

-GW


Saturday April 04, 2009
07:43 PM

g o V i l l A n o V A

W i l d c A t s


Saturday April 04, 2009
04:14 PM

G.W. re: the meet and greet dates. Tuesdays are o.k. but I'll bet some weekend dates may still be better for most of us summah people from away. Unless you want to keep it more local? I can make some of the Tues. suggested, but most weekender are out I fear :( We will figure it out in time.

R.S.D.


Saturday April 04, 2009
03:42 PM

Also, thought y'all might be interested in the water level. The gauge at Sebec Village shows 322.5' this afternoon, up just 4' since I was there a week or so ago. The remnants of the splashboards that were visible a week ago are long gone.

The ice around the edge of the lake in front of the camp is starting to break up and there is just a crack or two of open water. Still plenty of snow in the woods but more bare ground every day. Gil


Saturday April 04, 2009
03:37 PM

Go to their web site and click on coverage map on the tab on the left side. I'm guessing the red dot are existing towers and the blue future?


Saturday April 04, 2009
01:41 PM

Thanks Gil, how do you look at the coverage map?

R.S.D.


Saturday April 04, 2009
12:05 PM

There have been a lot of discussions about the availability (or lack thereof) of broadband Internet service in the Sebec Lake area so an advertisement in today's Bangor Daily News caught my eye. I know nothing about this company but they are advertising "affordable" (?) High-Speed Internet service from "Rangely to Greenville to Sebec to Newport to Blue Hill". A look at their coverage map seems to show towers in Sebec Village and near the west end of the lake.

The company is located in Bangor and can be contacted at 888-488-3638 or premiumchoicebroadband.co.

Again, I know nothing about the company or their services but thought it was worth passing along. Gil


Saturday April 04, 2009
08:58 AM

Interesting to see the water warmer than 31.9 since ice in.

ice out 5/4

-GW


Friday April 03, 2009
10:39 AM

I see the water temperature edging up 0.2 deg in the last 24 hours. -M


Friday April 03, 2009
08:33 AM

Regarding the meet & greet, which I would love to attend. However, we are just summer weekenders! With an occasional Friday and/or Monday extension to the weekend. ~LA in TC


Thursday April 02, 2009
11:58 AM

7/7, 8/4, 9/1 09

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Thursday April 02, 2009
11:56 AM

Folks come and go all summer - perhaps meet and greet(s)

perhaps first tuesday of July august and sept or such - some off night to avoid weekend plans and airport runs etc . . .

-gW


Thursday April 02, 2009
06:03 AM

I am streaming music from The Monson General Store on an improved test link today 4/2/09 at: http://www.modularsound.com/internettheater.html

recorded last summah

enjoy

-GW


Wednesday April 01, 2009
07:22 PM

R.S.D., I'll put something together in a little bit. -Mike


Wednesday April 01, 2009
03:35 PM

Hey mike, we may need a sign up page for a meet and greet? G,W the beach idea is a good one, next is a date?

R.S.D


Wednesday April 01, 2009
12:08 PM

I went to Peaks Kinney S.P. last Saturday - beautiful weather! The snow was very deep on the road, but approaching the picnic/beach area, there was a little bit of bare ground. There was also some open water to the right by the creek or whatever it is that comes in or goes out. It was my first time there, so I'm not familiar with what's what. The woods had much less snow than the road. I'd estimate 12-18 inches or so. When I sank in the road snow, it was thigh deep without reaching the bottom.

I was curious to see Sebec because at my camp at Schoodic, there's tons of snow and that lake isn't showing any signs of melting. The most snow I saw in this visit to Maine was at my camp! Sebec is well ahead in the melting.

Looks like rain all through this week, so my guess is the Sebec snow will go fast. Bring on the mud....

A summer sebeclake.net convention is a great idea! It would be good to connect faces with posters.

Schoodic Lake George


Wednesday April 01, 2009
11:04 AM

Count me in on the meet & greet this summer! Terry


Wednesday April 01, 2009
09:57 AM

I'm with Mike. Can't identify the mountains. But only been looking at them for 60 years. It might come to me where the shot was taken some day. Gil


Wednesday April 01, 2009
06:32 AM

see sebeclake.blogspot.com - couple of yellow birds were at the feeder cam yesterday. -Mike


Wednesday April 01, 2009
01:48 AM

I think photo is from western maine or NH/VT

Interesting to reverse it - any one try it?

also . . .

RE: "We could propose a (Meet & Greet) someplace"

We all go to gibraltar and such - we need a beach to land boats at -

I say consider south cove some afternoon/evening - sunset meet & greet?

-GW


Tuesday March 31, 2009
08:25 PM

It's just possible that the post card Co. used a "file" lake picture, and stuck "Sebec Lake" on the back? The Horror!!!!

Red Sea Doo


Tuesday March 31, 2009
08:13 PM

That appears to be a few inches of meltwater on top of the ice. Re the postcard, I just don't recognize the mountains in the background even after reversing the image. Just don't look right to me. -Mike


Tuesday March 31, 2009
04:09 PM

The webcam picture... Is that open water near the bottom edge of the picture or water on top of the ice?


Tuesday March 31, 2009
11:51 AM

consider the the postcard was created from a negative,... meaning it may be reversed?


Monday March 30, 2009
06:42 PM

Fellow Sebec Lakers. I have opened the Bear's House Museum in the little log cabin at Greeley's Landing (the photo that Terry has in his photo gallery). I am collecting photos and histories of camps around the lake. The best and most accurate way to obtain the camp histories is for each camp owner to do their own for inclusion into the Museum's history books. Any information and photos documenting your camps history and shared by you would be appreciated. You can contact me at toytow@gmail.com or by phone at 207-564-2165. Tim Merrill, 45 State Park Road, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426

P.S. The ChrisCraft in the post card is Dr. Stitham.


Monday March 30, 2009
06:32 PM


Monday March 30, 2009
06:18 PM

Hi Mike: Getting back to your question on the postcard. On the Back it says "Greeting from Sebec lake, Dover-Foxcroft Me. "Blue skies smiling at Me!"- Berlin.

Other info: Color photo by Geo.French 4423G, Natural Color Card from Kodachrome, A Mike Roberts color production, Berkeley 2. Calif. also an outline for a stamp in upper right corner. :) I hope this is helpful.

Is it possible the picture is set in the lower lake, looking North East, across from the parson's Landing, or "turtle Cove" general area, towards the Bowerbank side, or down river a bit? I know of some sandy shoreline in that area.

This post card is from the early 1960s possibly 1950s, the shore and tree line could change a bit over time?

Karla, Tim's Cove


Monday March 30, 2009
06:05 AM

Karla, what does the back of the red canoe postcard say? -Mike


Sunday March 29, 2009
07:43 PM

You may not find the canoe, at this point.


Sunday March 29, 2009
07:31 PM

re: the red canoe photo; If we are stating the narrows are off to the right as viewed fron the south shore, the land forms and the farm (?) buildings do not fit. Where is rocky point that should be straight ahead? This will be a good summer assignment - locating the mystery canoe picture.


Sunday March 29, 2009
07:20 PM

Red Sea Doo - That sounds like a great idea. I enjoy reading and participating. We are here all year long, except the grandkiddie visit at Christmas. bsbwrbk


Sunday March 29, 2009
10:10 AM

RSD, Yes, same one for about 10 years now. Hold that thought until spring. I know a few of the regulars but always interested in meeting more. Gil


Sunday March 29, 2009
09:15 AM

Hey Gil: Is your Y.S.D. the same one as in your photo gallery? The Xp. I also have a White,turquoise,lime green,& purple. 1995 XPS, a lot like yours, Fun stuff. I do wonder, did they fire the Sea-Doo marketing executive, who picked the color schemes for the 1990s

It would be fun to meet up with some of the regular contributors to Mike's "Sebeclake.net" Who are available to the lake. Only a thought but... We could propose a (Meet & Greet) someplace, say bucks cove or Gibralter ledge. A boat rafting, with cocktails? I'd have no problem hosting something at camp some weekend, if interest developed.

Red Sea Doo


Saturday March 28, 2009
08:15 PM

Hey R.S.D. I've got a Y.S.D. will look for you on the lake this summer. Gil


Saturday March 28, 2009
04:57 PM

Dittos on the snow report in the Bowerbank area. I, however, have some at 3 feet in constant shade. It's 2 feet over the leach field and varies to bare ground depending on exposure to sun. My guesstimate is all clear by end of next week.

Saw a snowmobile on the ice today. Might be a good time to think about keeping it over solid ground.

bsbwrbk


Saturday March 28, 2009
04:37 PM

Thanks for all that feed back, your the best!!!!!

The Red Sea Doo


Saturday March 28, 2009
12:39 PM

Okay, here's the latest unofficial snow report from Bowerbank. I measured from 9" to 24" of snow around the camp. The 24" was in the open which is mostly shaded and around 9" to 12" in several spots in the back yard. I guess you could safely say a foot to a foot and a half is a good average. There are bare spots in places where the sun has been helping with the melting.

What should be of particular interest to everyone is the gate in the dam (the south side) that was closed all winter is now open which would seem to indicate the turbine work has been completed. The water level is at 318.5 on the gauge under the bridge which is as far down as the gauge goes. In other words the water level is pretty low.

Lots of wildlife out and around. Saw about 18 deer from Atkinson up through Sebec and into Bowerbank and one eagle soaring around the lake in the area of the Bowerbank boat launch ramp. Spring's coming. Gil


Saturday March 28, 2009
09:29 AM

Mike, that picture makes me sad. I was hoping for a lot less snow. Southern Maine is mostly ground showing.


Saturday March 28, 2009
07:14 AM

Good read: "What happens in Elliotsville stays in Elliotsville" http://knox.villagesoup.com/Sports/story.cfm?storyID=151032

-Mike


Saturday March 28, 2009
06:52 AM

R.S.D, Behind our camp it looks like at least 1 foot on the ground from the picture. I estimate based on the the hight of snow against our dock on cinder blocks. See http://sebeclake.blogspot.com/ -Mike


Saturday March 28, 2009
06:52 AM

Gil's planning on going to camp today. I'll take my yardstick and report back later!


Saturday March 28, 2009
06:04 AM

Good morning all!

I was just looking at the Maine snow survey and (they say) that there is still 24" to 30" of snow up at the lake is that TRUE? I thought Gil had said on March 15th, perhaps only a foot or so left in the woods, and some bare spots with sun exposure. I was hoping.

We need a "Gil update" Fair and balanced.

https://www.maine.gov/rfac/rfac_snow_display_dp.shtml?id=66632

R.S.D. :(


Friday March 27, 2009
01:15 PM


Friday March 27, 2009
09:51 AM

I have watched the lake ice for sometime now, and refered (in a personal way) to the "candles" as pencils bunched together. Now I know the correct term. Has anyone ever heard the ice "sing"? It seems to happen best when the lake is frozen to several inches with no snow on it. The wind pressure causes it to flex slightly giving off sounds such as whale calls. Went to Logan Airport in Boston this week. Praise God for Sebec and its surroundings. Let's never take it for granted. Thanks, Mike bsbwrbk


Thursday March 26, 2009
07:26 PM

At one time Caribou in Maine? http://www.jstor.org/pss/1374279 fun read

R.S.D.


Thursday March 26, 2009
06:23 AM

Squirrel Alert. www.SquirrelCam.org


Wednesday March 25, 2009
08:00 PM

I may install a weather station. That should give us some good graphs. -Mike


Wednesday March 25, 2009
07:00 PM

I was just wondering about the dynamics of ice out. Perfect timing - thanks.

I was trying to figure out how the water beneath the ice gets warmer - we should see the temp change on the web cam as ice out approaches. I miss the good old temp graphs.


Wednesday March 25, 2009
03:19 PM

How Lake Ice Melts A wonderful description of how lake ice melts away appeared on the web blog "Air Mass", hosted by the Star Tribune's Bill McAuliffe. Ed Swain, of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency describes the process of freezing and thawing lakes.

In the late fall, the lake loses heat to the atmosphere, and then on a day or night when the wind is not blowing, ice forms. The ice gets thicker as long as the lake can continue to lose heat.

In most Januaries and Februaries, snow both reflects sunlight and insulates the lake. With a thick snow layer, the lake neither gains nor loses heat. The bottom sediment is actually heating the lake water slightly over the winter, from stored summer heat.

Around March, as the air warms and the sun gets more intense, the snow melts, allowing light to penetrate the ice. Because the ice acts like the glass in a greenhouse, the water beneath it begins to warm, and the ice begins to melt FROM THE BOTTOM.

When the ice thickness erodes to between 4 and 12 inches, it transforms into long vertical crystals called "candles." These conduct light even better, so the ice starts to look black, because it is not reflecting much sunlight.

Warming continues because the light energy is being transferred to the water below the ice. Meltwater fills in between the crystals, which begin breaking apart. The surface appears grayish as the ice reflects a bit more light than before.

The wind comes up, and breaks the surface apart. The candles will often be blown to one side of the lake, making a tinkling sound as they knock against one another, and piling up on the shore. In hours, a sparkling blue lake, once again!

Last modified: March 18, 2008


Wednesday March 25, 2009
12:54 PM

An outlined font would work nice??


Wednesday March 25, 2009
12:09 PM

HI Mike:

You might want to make the cam font a different color than white. We loose it against the afternoon white ice. Need a winter font like orange like winter golfballs.

GO VILLANOVA!

-GW


Wednesday March 25, 2009
10:55 AM

The Time-Lapse video of March 24 is absolutely magical! Mike, thank you for sharing that with us! Terry


Wednesday March 25, 2009
09:22 AM

7:49 PM thanks for letting us know about the Piebald deer I had never heard of them before. I did a google search and the photos are identical to the one we saw.


Wednesday March 25, 2009
08:18 AM

WOW!!!! Isn't nature amazing. The moose pics are great. We have a camp on the south shore and see lots of large moose prints, haven't been lucky enough to see the moose yet.


Tuesday March 24, 2009
08:29 PM

Here you go - Albino Moose, thanks to R.S.D. http://picasaweb.google.com/SebecLakeMaine/AlbinoMoose#


Tuesday March 24, 2009
08:03 PM

R.S.D, Thanks for reminding me about the moose photos. I will get them up for all to see soon. -Mike


Tuesday March 24, 2009
07:49 PM

What you saw is a piebald deer, not as rare as an albino but still great to see in the wild.Have never seen one in Maine.


Tuesday March 24, 2009
05:40 PM

Isin't it Schoo-dependant?

:)


Tuesday March 24, 2009
05:12 PM

It is rumored that a Albino Moose may reside in the Willimantic woods. I've never had a look But....I'll keep an eye out. I sent Mike some pics. of another albino Moose last week. strange and rare to see. White like a polar bear.

R.S.D.


Tuesday March 24, 2009
04:26 PM

Last Sunday morning we observed a deer coming across the lake from the Bowerbank shore toward the Dover side near the Narrows. As she came closer we noticed her left side was white and when she turned her right side was also white but not nearly as pronounced. A strange but beautiful sight to be sure. We were a little concerned that she may have been injured or sick as she went down on her front legs twice while crossing the lake. Has anyone else seen this partially albino deer?


Tuesday March 24, 2009
03:59 PM

That would make me a Schood-independent...

If anyone needs reminding, this is a GUEST book, as in a guest (of Mike's) who should write appropriately.

Haven't said it lately, but thanks again Mike - it's a long winter, but checking in on here means a lot to many of us.

Schoodic Lake George


Tuesday March 24, 2009
03:40 PM

When is the Narrow-crat convention?


Tuesday March 24, 2009
03:36 PM

I'M a Biglak-ican!


Tuesday March 24, 2009
02:23 PM

and remember . . . the separate politics page was created to move it away from this guestbook.

Here we are all Biglake-icans or Narrow-crats. That's it.


Tuesday March 24, 2009
01:54 PM

I don't miss the politics page here. The few times I checked it seemed ugly.

We go to Sebec, and probably this site, to get away(some of us), right? It's like goin' up to camp, but just for a few minutes. Leave the world news and issues for the office.

NEW TOPIC? Opening up camp stories bad and good? ie; varmints, bugs, leaks, damage, theft, or were things as they were left last fall . . .

or . . . best ice out salmon lure ?

I am amazed by how many lady bugs I suck up the shopvac each spring.


Tuesday March 24, 2009
12:41 PM

We Sebec Lakers are very lucky to have a cyber space meeting place to share information with each other and to share with the world our passion for Sebec Lake. Please give the guestbook the respect it deserves.

Thanks Mike for all that you do!

I miss Bill’s daily snow updates too, and have seen a number of Questions about snow pack depth. Last week I found this cool web site on Maine snow conditions. Just find the snow depth column at the top and go down to the latest date and click on the dot.

http://www.maine.gov/rfac/rfac_snow.shtml


Tuesday March 24, 2009
11:16 AM

hey 9:30 a.m. i agree 100% also, and i am sure lots of others do too.and to mike, THANKS for this GREAT site.


Tuesday March 24, 2009
09:30 AM

Mike, being year round residents of the lake my wife and I certainly appreciate you keeping the political talk off this site. It is much nicer for us to read the discussions about the lake and other nature, history and observations of the area! There are plenty of other more appropriate sites for folks to engage in their "political discussions" and I certainly use that term with tongue in cheek. Thanks again for all your work in keeping our favorite site up and running you do a fantastic job.


Tuesday March 24, 2009
08:42 AM

Purchasing a place at Sebec has openned my eyes on ice on a pond. I work across from a lake in Mass and was very surprised to notice ice completely over the lake (much thinned over time), then a 20 foot border of open water along the shoreline and this morning (a meer 3 days later), the ice is completely gone.

Is there always such a rapid decline in ice cover?

- Thanks Mike for keeping our communication sandbox a pleasure for all!


Tuesday March 24, 2009
08:42 AM

Purchasing a place at Sebec has openned my eyes on ice on a pond. I work across from a lake in Mass and was very surprised to notice ice completely over the lake (much thinned over time), then a 20 foot border of open water along the shoreline and this morning (a meer 3 days later), the ice is completely gone.

Is there always such a rapid decline in ice cover?

- Thanks Mike for keeping our communication sandbox a pleasure for all!


Tuesday March 24, 2009
08:24 AM

Thanks RG. I like politics talk myself. However, I've observed that it inevitably escalates into all-out political war. Let's see if we can just have a Sebec Lake only zone and think about ice-out, spring and summer on the lake. -Mike


Tuesday March 24, 2009
07:56 AM

I think that those of us that respect everything Mike contributes to this site believe we need to honor his wishes. Many of us from far away really enjoy and learn from this site and would truly be disappointed if it were not functioning. If it is imperative that you share your political opinions, create your own blog or find a site that will enable you to offer your opinion. RG.


Tuesday March 24, 2009
07:39 AM

Please leave politics off this guestbook else it will go bye bye. Thanks! -Mike


Tuesday March 24, 2009
07:33 AM

re: political discussion page: obviously we struck a nerve somewhere along the way. I heard over 6000 people showed up for Mark Levin's book signing the other day. That is a very good sign.


Tuesday March 24, 2009
03:55 AM

Hi Beth:

I was thinking the same thing but...I don't know if a sand beach is that far south on that shore, what is that sticking out into from the shore line over on the right? looks like a breakwater, and actually the mountains are a bit different I think. It's a puzzle.

Are you Beth "R" from the "G.Compound"?

S&K Tim's Cove


Monday March 23, 2009
09:43 PM

I'm fairly sure the pic with the red canoe is taken from the south shore - but not as far up as Wyman's. To the right is the Narrows. Borestone would be on the left beyond the photo.

Beth


Monday March 23, 2009
07:09 PM

It only takes one person to complain and everyone else losses out. that sounds like liberalism! Please keep the political guest book going!


Monday March 23, 2009
06:24 PM

1:45P.m. Somebody complained and asked it be taken down. Politics is actually a bit off topic for Mike's site anyway. It was good run while it lasted:) Mike has a very forgiving nature, having to babysit this thing 24-7 Controversy is not the stuff of Sebec lake, We have to respect that.

I was thinking of taking Mikes advice, and starting some sort of political blog Setting it up the same way if possible as Mike's format, because it's a good one. I'm not sure the best way to start. Just a thought at the moment.

If I do, will you visit?

"T"


Monday March 23, 2009
05:30 PM

something bad must have been said there . . .


Monday March 23, 2009
01:45 PM

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE POLITICAL GUESTBOOK?


Monday March 23, 2009
11:46 AM

Mike -

Excellent time lapse yesterday - thanks for mentioning it. Longer days... camp opening soon...WOOHOO!!!

Schoodic Lake George


Monday March 23, 2009
11:06 AM

thanks for the info.


Monday March 23, 2009
10:58 AM

I took thickness meassurements on the 13th of March on the Bowerbank side near Clark Cove. I had variations between 24 to 30 inches. A few days later I saw an SUV sailing down the lake (40+). We haven't had a lot of warm weather but I find where there are springs under the ice it tends to be thinner. I wouldn't travel any more east than Ram Island using a snowmobile. ...and becareful where you run from ice to land. Open water is showing far upstream from the dam now. bsbwrbk


Monday March 23, 2009
10:33 AM

hey, is the lake still safe to ride on?


Monday March 23, 2009
06:59 AM

Yesterday's time-lapse video was a good one. It is a 30MB file so depending on your connection it may be best to download and save it first (right click) before attempting to play it. Look for the time-lapse link below the Rent Me ad. -Mike


Sunday March 22, 2009
11:44 AM

This page from NOAA will give you and idea of snowdepth. Click on the new england map and read the colors and depth scale.http://www.nohrsc.nws.gov/nsa/index.html?region=Northeast&year=2009&month=3&day=22&units=e


Sunday March 22, 2009
11:26 AM

Could someone from Sebec area please tell me the snow depth right now? I miss Bill's daily update.


Sunday March 22, 2009
10:24 AM

That page was an effort to move political discussion off of the Sebec Lake guestbook. It proved to be a bit too controversial so I have removed it. If anyone wishes to start their own discussion board for such topics they are free to do it. :) -Mike


Sunday March 22, 2009
09:47 AM

chuck schummer passed a law against that page


Sunday March 22, 2009
08:57 AM

what happened to the other discussion page??


Sunday March 22, 2009
01:04 AM

If you make your way from Sebec to the Bangor area, make sure to check out http://www.bangorshopping.com to see some of your options.


Saturday March 21, 2009
06:15 PM

I was wondering that myself. I didn't recognize the mountains in the background. -Mike


Saturday March 21, 2009
04:36 PM

Who recognizes the place on Sebec lake in the post card, picture with the red canoe in it? I don't. Even if the Negative is reversed where could it be? It says it's Sebec on the postcard itself.

R.S.D.


Saturday March 21, 2009
04:28 PM

Any sunrise on Sebec lake is perfect enough! Pull the shade if it's too bright.


Saturday March 21, 2009
02:20 PM

We do move the view at times the north/northwest. Still looking for the perfect sunrise...

The squirrelcam (www.SquirrelCam.org) is now set up to update every 5 seconds or so. Squirrels and birds in Hi-Def. -Mike


Saturday March 21, 2009
12:11 PM

On the Sebec Lake Webcam, Please consider repositioning it to the left. The sunrise is really too bright for the camera to get a nice picture. I love checking this webcam out every couple of days. Thank you for allowing this "from away" person a glimpse into your area.


Saturday March 21, 2009
12:07 PM


Friday March 20, 2009
09:49 AM

Ah, WY, that's not frozen water. It's a mirage to trick us into believing that spring is really coming. :-) Gil


Friday March 20, 2009
09:23 AM

Friday 3/20

http://www.modularsound.com/internettheater.html

I will have the monson recordings streaming on my new stream link today as we continue testing. This link should be more stable than it's previous one. There are only a limited number of seats so if you cant get in try again in a bit.

-GW


Friday March 20, 2009
07:00 AM

Wait...bottom right corner of the screen...is that UNFROZEN WATER??? Let the thaw continue! WY


Thursday March 19, 2009
05:47 PM

Bob 12:45P.M. I have been in touch with one of Our fellow Tim's cove Rd. camp owners. He is Two camps back from you, He was in to his camp this past week end. He drove in all the way to Bennett pond, One mile from you, road is very bad! Heavy 4WD use required. Not yet...Not yet. If we don't get any more snow, you should be all set by mid. April or so! I'll keep you in the loop.

Leatherman


Thursday March 19, 2009
05:30 PM

Hi Bob, Packard's has been closed for a number of years now. The Cabins have been sold for BIG money. There is a Caretaker there that still maintains the grounds.He does a Great Job ! The main house appears to be empty as is the bowling alley. I still get up there twice a year. It's kinda sad. But very peaceful. This is my take on it . If any locals have anything to add chip in. Steve


Thursday March 19, 2009
01:02 PM

RE: Thursday March 19, 2009 09:54 AM

http://www.modularsound.com/packards.html

Private residences now. Hotel and a couple lots left on the market. Contact a Dover Realator for market info.

-GW


Thursday March 19, 2009
12:45 PM

I just LOVE to see 45.9 degrees air. I don't wish rain on the area but... rain down here is a beautiful thing!

I can clean up the lawn this weekend of branches and debris.

Bob


Thursday March 19, 2009
12:17 PM

A watched lake never melts....o.k. come on spring...of course there's always the issue of the road being passable even if the ice has melted....for Tim's Cove Rd anyway


Thursday March 19, 2009
09:54 AM

GW - Back in about 1970, I visited friends on Sebec from home and we had breakfast at Packards. It was wonderful going for breakfast by boat.. so much fun!

What is the history since then? Is the property now a private residence?

Thanks Bob


Monday March 16, 2009
06:28 AM

Fishing report from the eastside spent half aday on Lambert Lake and 2 days on Spednic Lake.8 fishermen total fish count 120 FISH. Some Bass,Pickeral,Whitefish,Cusk,YellowPerch,and best of all some beautiful Salmon.Biggest fish was a 25inch Salmon over 5 pounds a real beauty.Great weeekend of fishing with great freinds. RS.


Sunday March 15, 2009
06:04 PM

I'm Backkkkkkkk.

Yes the Sebec Lake 4 are gearing up for there May trip. We look forward to catching some togue amd salmon,knocking back a few beers, and sitting by the fire at night in the quiet.

Winter was so Long.

Pelly


Sunday March 15, 2009
05:22 PM

Sorry. :-)


Sunday March 15, 2009
04:55 PM

Thanks gil, a little quicker next time please. ;)


Sunday March 15, 2009
02:01 PM

Just this minute got back from checking camp! Snow is going fast but still well more than a foot in the woods and on the roofs. Encouraging to see open water in Sebec Village looking up the lake from the dam. Also starting to see deer tracks around the camp that weren't there 2 weeks ago. The camp road is showing some bare spots where the sun gets through the trees. The splash boards are partially gone and the water is below the top of the dam. One gate still closed. The water level looksfine for spring. I would like to see that other gate working though. Some bare spots also visible in the fields between Sebec and Bangor and I found some pussy willows the other day. Spring is on the way. Gil


Sunday March 15, 2009
01:35 PM

Hey Gil, what's the snow depth now any hope for spring? also is the water level low enough for a spring run off? I was just sitting out in the warm sun, thinking in 6 or 7 weeks all that snow and ice should be gone!

Thanks :)


Saturday March 14, 2009
10:57 AM

I will join "J.F." and say "Thanks" again Mike, your site is very much appreciated. My Brother & I have added Sebec to our "Bucket List" and are planning a trip up this summer and will no doubt seek some advice from you as we get closer. Will make every effort to say "Hey" when we get up that way. Rich G. Apopka, Fl.


Friday March 13, 2009
05:59 PM

Thanks! -Mike


Friday March 13, 2009
06:10 AM

your site is getting better and better. Way to go!!! This makes the winter monthes all that much eaiser to deal with. Thanks for the very pro site:) J. F.


Friday March 13, 2009
06:10 AM

your site is getting better and better. Way to go!!! This makes the winter monthes all that much eaiser to deal with. Thanks for the very pro site:) J. F.


Friday March 13, 2009
06:10 AM

your site is getting better and better. Way to go!!! This makes the winter monthes all that much eaiser to deal with. Thanks for the very pro site:) J. F.


Wednesday March 11, 2009
04:54 PM

GW, there's no camera enclosure. A month back I had to replace a faulty memory stick, that did the trick. No software conflicts, everything is running smoothly lately. -Mike


Wednesday March 11, 2009
07:30 AM

http://www.modularsound.com/stest2.mov

Test Site - Streaming Monson Song Circle NOW! 3/11/09 8:30am to 10:30 or so

how many multiple users can pull the stream down?

Take a Listen to the Music of Central Maine - Enjoy

-GW


Wednesday March 11, 2009
06:45 AM

Mike:

Are we seeing the benefits of a heated cam enclosure these days?

-GW


Tuesday March 10, 2009
05:51 PM

Yup, 5:59 P.M. you must have seen us, just as you describe, anchored in Bucks cove for a swim in the deep clear water of the cove , supper on the grill and perhaps a few adult beverages. Then after dark, We slip quietly back through the "Narrows" to camp. "put put put" Great memories!

Pics. of the Anamosa in bucks cove, with Hap, #49 &#50 in Karla"s & Steve's Gallery.

Hap cherished that boat!


Monday March 09, 2009
09:59 PM

image . . .

Hap in the Anamosa with the Habacci at sunset in Bucks Cove on a calm August night. Quiet bass fishermen in the distance here and there. Loons call.

The Anamosa's running lights turn on as darkness falls , , , ,

home


Monday March 09, 2009
03:45 PM

Thank you 5:50 P.M. This is nice to know, I will tell him. My Mom, the local girl is The daughter of Dr. Noel. You may recall ran his office in monument square, the old Mayo house, from 1932 to 1974.During the great depression he would make house calls and Accept farm tools or livestock etc. as payment. It was always fun to hear the old tails from the past.

R.S.D.


Sunday March 08, 2009
05:50 PM

Note to R.S.D. Please inform your dad I dated my wife, a Dover girl, for the first time on the same beach 11 years later. I,m also a Charlston veteran. I live on the lake, near the compound where Hap lived. As long as I live here he has a friend on the lake. bsbwbk


Sunday March 08, 2009
05:50 PM

Note to R.S.D. Please inform your dad I dated my wife, a Dover girl, for the first time on the same beach 11 years later. I,m also a Charlston veteran. I live on the lake, near the compound where Hap lived. As long as I live here he has a friend on the lake. bsbwbk


Sunday March 08, 2009
12:43 PM

Hi Mike thank you for welcoming My Dad to your site. I logged on with him, and gave him the tour, he enjoyed it. He's 80 years old now and can't really manage going on line on his own. He really enjoyed the web cam picture, and the photo galleries. Your web cam location is familiar to him, because he met My Mom when She was a life guard at the Town Beach in the 1950s, the beach as you know just off camera to the right. He was back visiting the lake in July of 2006, attending services for Hap Gerrish.http://elmotoo.blogspot.com/2006/07/dads-obituary.html I do hope He can return again, but hard to say. All the people he knew are gone now, all just memories for him now.

Thanks so much for your site, it's priceless, especially for people who once knew the lake well, but are removed from it now.

R.S.D.


Sunday March 08, 2009
06:48 AM

Hello Paul, welcome to the webcam and oome back often! -Mike


Saturday March 07, 2009
04:43 PM

hello sebec lakers, My name is Paul Jackman I visited Sebec lake for the first time in the summer of 1952. I had occasion to meet my future wife in the water off the town beach at Greeley's landing.

I have visited this site today for the first time, and it's nice to walk down memoryLane.

I was stationed at Charleston air base in the early 1950s as the information and education diretor.


Saturday March 07, 2009
02:24 PM

your webpage has revolved over the past few years. when i first started about 5 yrs ago your page was limited in relieabilty. i live in southwest Pa. but have a camp on indian pond which i visit often.


Friday March 06, 2009
04:26 PM

i Mike,

I was just curious as this will be my first spring/summer on the lake. Ilooked at my guess (which was probably optimistic), then looked at the data and found that one of the charts said that we never get Ice Out in the April 19th timeframe.

Thanks for a fun site!

Bob


Friday March 06, 2009
11:06 AM

4:41, I you are right about that. I don't think my explaination really accounts for the latest ice-out differnce. I don't have a good answer. -Mike


Thursday March 05, 2009
08:32 PM


Thursday March 05, 2009
07:51 PM

The histogram is a chart that I made from the ice-out data published in the Piscataquis Observer in 1992. The xy chart is from a research study. I think you could probably google that paper. It says at the bottom of the image that the data was "smoothed by a locally weighted regression" which might account for a difference between the histogram and the xy chart. Also, the histogram chart ends in 1992 and the xy chart includes 8 more data points up to year 2000.

-Mike


Thursday March 05, 2009
04:51 PM

Mike,

were the two charts under Ice Out Contest from different sources? They do not corrolate to each other. The second chart essentially shows that the latest date was roughly Julian date 125 (May 3ish) and the earliest (most recently) was around Julian date 115 or April 23.

The first chart certainly shows dates outside that range...

Interesting


Thursday March 05, 2009
10:57 AM

nice sunrise at chesuncook this am


Thursday March 05, 2009
08:06 AM

Ice out will be...... May 1st, cp


Wednesday March 04, 2009
01:55 PM

OK, here it is, everything you could possibly want to know about Sebec Lake weather. And it is searchable and plottable by date:

http://www.nohrsc.nws.gov/interactive/html/graph.html?ey=2009&em=3&ed=4&eh=6&units=0&station=GREM1

-Mike


Wednesday March 04, 2009
01:27 PM

Current snow depth from NOAA here: http://www.nohrsc.nws.gov/nsa/index.html?region=Northeast&year=2009&month=3&day=4&units=e

-Mike


Tuesday March 03, 2009
04:33 PM

7 year old work beagle (male). He is large for a beagle 17" at the shoulders. He LOVES other dogs but unfortunately can not be off leash... Big nose, small brain but a very fun companion... I expect some nice walks this summer..

He hates the ocean (salt water) so we are curious about the lake.

Bob


Tuesday March 03, 2009
03:51 PM

Dont forget the SQUARE POND FISHING DERBY Sunday March 8th see you Sunday. RS.


Tuesday March 03, 2009
01:46 PM

Hey Bob,

What kind of dog is Scooter, male/female how old? Our Echo is a 9 month old girl springer spaniel. She loves other dogs.

KJ


Tuesday March 03, 2009
08:43 AM


Sunday March 01, 2009
08:39 PM

TC187 Thanks for the info... Scooter can't wait to meet Echo. I am sure he is a big boy now!

If the locals were going in to clean up, I could meet them where the road is tar and ride in with them to give them a hand!

I will wait for word when all is passable. I may be up earlier with a friend from the Narrows as he had some dead trees taken down and need to be cut up...

Safe travel to you

Bob


Sunday March 01, 2009
08:58 AM

Morning Bob!

It is torture to have a nice new log cabin on the water and not know when you can start the season!!!! We are sympathetic,to your situation. If your lucky you could get a few weeks of work behind you, before the Black-flies show up!

It is often the case that some of the more local camp dwellers venture in earlier, to "check it out".

I think this is best!! because when they get stuck there not five hours from home and seven miles off a paved road wondering Hmmm, who can I call? ....OOPS! no cell service down here behind Birch MT.

Being from "Away" you can always depend on a friendly understanding Tow truck driver to assure you the most reasonable rate, for the required winch and Tow out of the mud :~)

Being local has it's advantages, no doubt.

So... We await the good word... I'll be in touch with some local friends when the time gets closer. You will be in the loop, not to worry.

Our buddy Pete said he will be going in again to look at things.

T.C. 187


Saturday February 28, 2009
05:51 PM

Steve had said that some years a group of folks go up and cut trees and cleanup. Is this done each year or "as necessary"? I will watch the guesbook but would be glad to help out.

thx Bob


Saturday February 28, 2009
05:49 PM

Thanks for the heads up on the road!

We had 60 degrees down in Mass yesterday which cranked up the Cabin Fever a few notches!

It will be fun to meet more of the neighbors and to take a couple wees vacation this year.

Snow coming tomorrow and Monday ... then calls for next Saturday!

Bob


Saturday February 28, 2009
08:50 AM

Hey Bob it's best to try and stay off the road before it firms up, about the first week in May, or even later sometimes. Four wheel drive trucks drop out of sight every year. I have sunk hopelessly so that I could not open my doors on May 8th! 07, and 2Ft. of snow still in the road in some places! "The date" is a bit different every year, very unpredictable.

All depends on the snow melt! ...stay tuned, someone will post an O.K. at somepoint.

You can walk in... anytime :)


Friday February 27, 2009
05:03 PM

Ice Out prediction:

with 40 degree day and almost 60 in Mass, I hope for April 19th

Bob

PS... Is there a Tim's Cove Road passable date?


Friday February 27, 2009
10:02 AM

Sent pictures of our latest snow to my grandchildren in Tenn/Kent. They wonder what we do to survive when that happens. Being 6 years old warms Grampy's heart. Gotta love Bowerbank. ...And don't forget - Bowerbank Day and 1/2 is August 7 and 8. bsbwrbk


Thursday February 26, 2009
07:08 PM

GW, havencha herd aboot global wahming? :-) gil


Thursday February 26, 2009
06:56 PM

ICE OUT: MAY 4 - GW

four-o-di-mayo


Thursday February 26, 2009
06:56 PM

Lee, Thanks for the information! I looked closely today and I think I identified 4 mature hens, 21 young females and a single jake in my flock of 26. They are here every morning and it looks like the same birds. I haven't seen a mature Tom with them yet. I've got to get some pictures and put them in my photo gallery. I know what you mean about "hanging out" with them. They are a riot to watch. Thanks again for the information! Gil


Thursday February 26, 2009
05:16 PM

Gil, The winter turkey flocks often break up into distinct groups for some reason. It's not uncommon to see smaller flocks in the winter. One small flock might be comprised entirely of young males (jakes). Older Toms often have there own winter flocks and don't welcome the jakes. Other small winter flocks may be comprised of mature hens and their daughters from last year. Maybe that's the flock you're feeding? I'm guessing evolution has taught them it's easier to survive the harsh winter this way. I used to hunt turkeys in the spring. Now I just hangout with them all year... ~Lee


Thursday February 26, 2009
11:51 AM

What a great thought! I can't wait to see open watah.Getting a bit of cabin fevah


Thursday February 26, 2009
11:19 AM

ice out contest

ICE OUT CONTEST!


Thursday February 26, 2009
10:27 AM

I have 2 deer - a large buck and doe - coming to my back yard every night to clean up the corn the turkeys don't finish during the day. They usually stay all night and leave just before daylight. Gil


Thursday February 26, 2009
07:32 AM

Speaking of feeding deer I have not missed a day feeding. I started at first snow. Small group at first now I have 13 every night. 5 gallons of deer pellits 12 apples cut up.They show up every day at 4.30 PM.There are some pictures on the dover dozen photo gallery. RS.


Thursday February 26, 2009
05:28 AM

Any body feedin the Deer, poor things :(


Wednesday February 25, 2009
03:35 PM


Wednesday February 25, 2009
03:16 PM

Gil,

In July and August, I was helping my friend and her daughter in their home in Biddeford, Maine (cook, clean, laundry, mow the grass, etc). I saw several wild turkeys come out of the woods in packs. A portion of her acre of property is weeds, because she likes the milkweed to grow up for the butterflies, and there are other wildflowers too, so goodness gracious, I did not mow that section at her request (push mower by the way, Sears Craftsman, gas, oil, prime, start). I had never seen wild turkeys before. So, I grabbed the disposable camera, opened the slider to the back deck, and approached them delicately, to get the best picture I could. And then, all of a sudden, they all started waddling as fast as they could toward the woods, and some lifted in flight, and I thought to myself, I wish they would stay. Often times, when reading at the dining room table, I would often look out toward the woods. These guys have no sense of time, when it comes to when they will "appear on scene." I made a note of when I saw them during my stay there, one day it was 11am, and another 430pm. Perhaps, they are smarter than we think, and just being a little cautious, you know, with Thanksgiving all all. And one other time, I was doing the dishes, and I saw a bird about the size of an ostrich running down the road, and it Sunday church :>) Janylee McGlinchy


Wednesday February 25, 2009
12:17 PM

Gil and Tuesday 2/24/09 04:58 I think the Susan you folks are speaking of may be Susan Stitham who graduated in "61" and taught high school english for a year or two at FA before moving to Alaska in the late sixties. An excellent teacher by the way!


Wednesday February 25, 2009
07:28 AM

Fishing report from Ragged and Chesuncook last weekend.Friday on Ragged we cought 30 Splake all between 14 and 22 inches.Great day lots of flags.Next day on Chesuncook not so great Very windy.Fishing was slow one Chub all day.Katahdin was a beautiful sight all day the company was great as well. RS.


Tuesday February 24, 2009
07:09 PM

Went to camp today to check the roof but the road wasn't plowed (Sandy Beach Road - Fire Road 9) and I didn't dare attempt to plow it all by myself. Had I gotten stuck, I'd be there until spring! They weren't kidding when they said 26"-29" of snow in the Dover-Milo area.

No activity at the dam. All plowed out but nobody around and no equipment there. One gate still open and one closed. Water level is below the top of the dam.

Absolutely no deer tracks I could see on the Bowerbank road. This last storm must have convinced deer to "yard up". Thankfully we're approaching spring!

I have been feeding the turkeys this winter. Cracked corn and sunflower seeds. Started out with 2 or 3 every other day or so and now the flock is up to 26 regulars that come every morning. 25 females and one juvenile male. They are a riot to watch, about 12' from my back door. Where are the adult males this time of year? Anybody know about turkeys? Gil


Tuesday February 24, 2009
06:00 PM

hi,C.W.here.my E-mail is grislatch@yahoo.com ill be up there in may(because snow gives me the willies).hope to here from you soon. C.W.


Tuesday February 24, 2009
04:58 PM

Hi Gil and Mike and the rest of folks at Sebec!

It is a beautiful sunny day up here - clear and cold which is great for the upcoming dogsled races this weekend. We need a bit of Maine's snow however, ours is getting a bit old.

Gil - I didn't graduate from FA, but a bunch of my cousins (including another Susan) did. I'm trying to do the math to figure out if she would have graduated in '61, but I don't think it was her. She is teaching at FA now, however!

Mike - wasn't there a Sebec Lake person heading to Alaska? Did they make it?

Susan


Tuesday February 24, 2009
04:17 PM


Tuesday February 24, 2009
08:29 AM

Hey, GW, is that you?? -Mike


Tuesday February 24, 2009
07:55 AM


Tuesday February 24, 2009
07:28 AM

Update: Sebec Lake snowfall total: 24.9" -Mike


Tuesday February 24, 2009
07:27 AM

Reported Snowfall Totals for 19-20 February Storm: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/car/News_Items/2009-02-23_item001.htm

Sebec Lake > 18"

-Mike


Monday February 23, 2009
05:51 PM

Hey C.W. I don"t want to take up too much space here on a guest book, What is it you need Specifically? If you want to buy a camp on Sebec lake, We'll find you something, Would you like a new contact? http://www.mallettrealestate.com/lakehomes.htm

From a taxation standpoint and year round access look a what Bowerbank has to offer, it's Very nice. Town of Sebec is a bit higher, Dover-Foxcroft is "Taxedtohell", Willimantic is higher than Bowerbank, more summer access very rural and quiet, Nice. Hope this helps.


Monday February 23, 2009
04:59 PM

People, please make life easier by posting politicized comments in the politics guestbook. You can find it on the upper right of this page. Thanks! -Mike


Monday February 23, 2009
04:57 PM

hi.C.W. here,please dont get me wrong.i have talked to good agents up there.i have also talked to twits.to be honest,i cant remember whos who.now im ready to make a move,so i thought it might be a good idea to ask you guys.


Monday February 23, 2009
04:43 PM

For someone who might presume to hold 'family values' you sure like to pollute the family content of this guestbook. If you are so strong in your opinions you should be able to endure a 'harsh' comment. That said, there is the politics guestbook you can rant in.


Monday February 23, 2009
04:37 PM

how did you know the fish was gay?did he tell you that he got caut just so he cuold ask you where you found that fabulous lure?


Monday February 23, 2009
03:06 PM

woah

harsh

are you mad about gays?

I caught a gay salmon once. He was cool. I liked the fish even if I am not gay.


Monday February 23, 2009
10:26 AM

Take it to the politics board. Mike put up a separate place for such comments.


Monday February 23, 2009
09:54 AM

I see one of america's biggest treasonist bastard's won the best actor award for playing a gay politician. when does it end ?? why couldn't the earth swallow that arena up last night and do us all a great favor.


Monday February 23, 2009
09:36 AM

The home page now automatically refreshes the webcam image every 2 minutes. -M


Monday February 23, 2009
08:55 AM

Does anyone know what the thickness of the ice is on the lake?


Sunday February 22, 2009
03:40 PM

Hydro alert - Someone, for some reason has taken the blue tarp from the top of the disfunctional generator. Progress? One can hope.


Sunday February 22, 2009
10:45 AM

SNOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION LATE TODAY AND THEN CONTINUE INTO MONDAY. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT. STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 14 TO 20 INCHES ACROSS THE REGION BY MONDAY AFTERNOON. -M


Sunday February 22, 2009
07:53 AM

Ah, the panacea that is hydroelectric power.


Saturday February 21, 2009
08:06 PM

As to the situation at the dam - I noticed the crane had returned temporarily earlier this week (gone now). One would have to assume something heavy was moved in or out of the plant. As of today, one gate is still closed and the upper section of one machine is still under blue tarp. bsbwrbk


Saturday February 21, 2009
05:44 PM

Winter Storm Warning: http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=MEZ031&warncounty=MEC021&firewxzone=MEZ031&local_place1=Dover+Foxcroft+ME&product1=Winter+Storm+Warning


Saturday February 21, 2009
01:56 PM

I miss Bill's site, too. Susan, did you graduate from FA in 1961? I think we know each other. :-)

Bill S. I never got a reply to my email about the dam and then I left for a 2 week trip down south. Tell the truth, I forgot about it when I got back. I noticed the last time I was at camp that one generator looked like it was pretty well dismantled and the other gate was open. I plan on going up to camp on Monday and plow the driveway if the snow stops. If there is anyone around the dam I will stop and see what I can find out. Gil


Saturday February 21, 2009
01:18 PM

Gil, I'm curious if you ever heard of the status of the generators at the village? I noticed last time through that the head works has been dismantled on the right unit. Left unit was running. Bill S.


Saturday February 21, 2009
12:45 PM

Thanks Gil for the snow depth report, boy do I miss Bill Larabee's site.


Saturday February 21, 2009
09:22 AM

Hi Susan,

We had "officialy" 9" of snow at Sebec Lake from Thursday through Friday. We have another storm coming tomorrow with 8"-12" predicted for the area.

Gil


Saturday February 21, 2009
08:23 AM

Hi Susan! -Mike


Friday February 20, 2009
02:41 PM

Hi All,

Wanted to check the snowfall from yesterday. Sorry to see a dark webcam, but seeing the old postcards brings back lots of memories.

After I climbed Borestone for the first time an older cousin bought me the same postcard that is on the website. She put the date of the climb and a gold star to commemorate the event! It was over 30 years ago but the postcard brought back such good memories.

Thanks again, Mike, for this great site.

Susan in balmy (and barmy) Anchorage!


Thursday February 19, 2009
08:46 PM

I was gonna say-

Same spot where the boy died last feb.

? Snowmobiler is lucky!

Go figure

-gw


Thursday February 19, 2009
08:31 PM

Thanks George, I will check that one out. -Mike


Thursday February 19, 2009
01:25 PM

Mike - I use Localnet for $9.95, but that doesn't include the phone line. Even a no frills local only line is $30? Then there are all the taxes, etc. Oh well...

George


Thursday February 19, 2009
11:12 AM

Careful out there on the ice: http://www.bangornews.com/detail/99533.html


Thursday February 19, 2009
10:14 AM

Foxerrific!


Thursday February 19, 2009
09:03 AM

Hey! nice looking fox, gotta love it!


Thursday February 19, 2009
07:40 AM

Whoa! We have a Fox News alert. Please see here: http://sebeclake.blogspot.com/ -Mike


Wednesday February 18, 2009
01:16 PM

Mt. Whitney sunrise this morning: http://www.whitneyportalstore.com/


Wednesday February 18, 2009
09:33 AM

Mt. Whitney sunrise this morning: http://www.whitneyportalstore.com/


Wednesday February 18, 2009
08:43 AM

Big snow on the way. yahoo!


Tuesday February 17, 2009
09:19 AM

Storm the Castle..


Monday February 16, 2009
05:15 PM

The "Castle" Owners are from the Cape cod area of Ma.

Not in much. It's boat access only, otherwise a very very difficult walk. I've been told it is wonderful inside.

Oh...The dragons are in a cave under the camp, and are fed by the locals, once a month. :0


Monday February 16, 2009
04:37 PM

Wow, yeah, that's a good idea. Who owns the castle?


Monday February 16, 2009
11:18 AM

We want Castle cam! Stick one in the castle.


Sunday February 15, 2009
08:34 PM

George, if you find $10/month dial-up please let me know. It's $19.50 at www.gwi.net plus another $30 for the phone line: $50/month -Mike


Sunday February 15, 2009
07:57 PM

It's just a phone line, and maybe $10/month for dial-up service, right? D-F could run just one ad on it to cover that. I'll bet it even could be funded by stimulus bucks! (Sorry, political message creep.)

It would be good exposure for Sebectech too - hope you can work something out. Otherwise, if you have leftover equipment, feel free to donate to the "needy" on Schoodic Lake --

George


Sunday February 15, 2009
12:40 PM

Gil, I sent you an email. -Mike


Sunday February 15, 2009
12:04 PM

Mike, can you give me a rough estimate as to what it would cost to support (run?) such a web cam? Phone line, electricity etc. Gil


Sunday February 15, 2009
11:39 AM

I offered to donate a webcam and software to the Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society to look down Main St. Dover-Foxcroft. They occupy the old Observer building (across from the Fire Station). The third floor of that building would be a perfect spot for a town webcam which would look west toward the traffic light. At this time they say the cost of supporting it would be too expensive. If anyone has an idea where to place a town webcam let me know and maybe we can work something out. -Mike


Sunday February 15, 2009
07:43 AM

I will miss the link on your weather page to his to get a quick forecast. Gil


Saturday February 14, 2009
08:13 PM

Yes, he ended his web updates although it did say on his website before he closed it that he still reports weather to Caribou. -Mike


Saturday February 14, 2009
05:21 PM

what happened to the Sebec Lake Weather station. Now it links to Greenville High school? Did Bill give it up? :(


Saturday February 14, 2009
08:42 AM

The Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society has a nice webpage with a link to old photos. You can find a link to it on the main page under the webcam image. Here is the link: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~medfhs/

-Mike


Friday February 13, 2009
06:06 AM

That's Nice RJ


Friday February 13, 2009
05:55 AM

PR - I was looking through my pictures and didn't see any fish that you caught...oh wait a minute...you didn't catch any!!! (at least while I was there and sober enough to remember!) RJ


Thursday February 12, 2009
08:00 AM

"Monday February 09, 2009 06:34 PM PR. How did you boys make out on your ice-fishing trip last month? Any photos you might share with us?"

Well despite the cold temps Friday was –27F an Sat. was –21F the sun was out till Sunday the fishing was slow but we still managed to pull a few through the ice the largest fish this year was 27" laker with a few shorter ones as well we also pick up a couple salmon. We fished two days in front of camp an one day in the narrows. I had a camera issue this trip and I am relying on the other dozen to send me pix so I can post them (still waiting) As soon as I get them I will update album.


Wednesday February 11, 2009
08:29 PM

SebecTek.com software, I like the sound of that. Thanks for sharing another great web cam with us Mike. That's quite a summit shot there and sounds like a ridiculously hard climb. No thanks - think I'll just enjoy the view from here. Just like I keep enjoying a window into the lake at this site. Thanks for keeping it running! ~Lee


Tuesday February 10, 2009
02:35 PM

Well, maybe this is a better link until they get it all set up: http://www.whitneyportalstore.com/webcam/

The link to the big image is here: http://www.whitneyportalstore.com/webcam/whitney.jpg


Tuesday February 10, 2009
01:48 PM

Friends, the Whitney Portal Store in Lone Pine, CA has installed a new webcam to watch Mt. Whitney. They are using www.SebecTec.com software to control the camera. The link is www.whitneyportalstore.com/webcam/wc1.htm Their main link is www.whitneyportalstore.com

Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states at 14,505ft. The trail to the top is 22mi round trip with a 6000ft elevation gain. -Mike


Tuesday February 10, 2009
11:30 AM

Thanks Steve,

At some point, I will get up there and take a look and be defensive. Now is when I wished I had a 4 wheeler.

I did sell the dock and plan on putting in floating cedar docks which will be a lot easier to put in and take out.

Many thanks for all your help !

Bob


Tuesday February 10, 2009
11:09 AM

If anyone has a problem loading the webcam page while using a dial-up connection please let me know. -Mike


Tuesday February 10, 2009
07:31 AM

The previous day's video is now available to view on the home page - just scroll down.

GW, to answer your question, I believe the video loads in the background when the page is opened. Slow loading speed is consideration. Most visitors (>95%) use broadband. -Mike


Tuesday February 10, 2009
04:56 AM

"yesterdays video" will take a long time to load if I am at the lake on slow dialup . . .

does it now always load or is it an option?

-GW


Monday February 09, 2009
07:08 PM

Hello Bob,

Sorry so long reporting back. Just received an email from Pete who went into camp last weekend to check things out. Here's what he had to say regarding your camp.

"There is a big pine or hemlock getting ready to fall at Bob's place.......it won't fall on the camp If it does come down it will be close to the dock up on shore (pointing toward the lake to the right of the dock), but I don't think it will come down, with all the other trees around it."

Pete will be going in again later this month and we'll let you know if anything changes.

"Leatherman"


Monday February 09, 2009
06:34 PM

PR. How did you boys make out on your ice fishing trip last month? Any photos you might share with us?


Monday February 09, 2009
08:08 AM

Hello 11:26 and everyone else.

I am bothers on a couple of levels by what happened in Ohio.

It is clear that a large group can make a decision that is poor. What bothers me is that adults have taught their youth some very bad decision making. These youth will probably repeat this in a later life.

I think that each should recieve a citation that does not have a payment but is a "teaching opportunity" so this craziness will be reduced in the future.

From what I hear in the media is that there was a 4 foot chasm of open water and that a 4x8 sheet of plywood was used to cross. I am not sure I have met anyone tha would not think this is a marginal and danger situation.

There was one individual in the media that needs a dope slap because his comment that he has every right to be there, he pays taxes and it is he duty of the rescuers to get him off that ice.

The hair on the back of my neck stood up because I used to be in the rescue business and the "entitled" attitude is rampart.

I think that is what I like the most about Sebec is that I have not met anyone who is entitled, but instead, empowered to help everyone. It is how it is suppose to be, and I believe why many of us are drawn there... The sunrises and sunsets are ok too... 8-)


Monday February 09, 2009
05:29 AM

Hi Scott: That's great if it works for you, I only thought on a Lake as nice as Sebec it's worth a lot more. Just trying to understand the market, No problem.

Best of luck, R.S.D.


Sunday February 08, 2009
08:03 PM

R.S.D.,

I have the green camp posted for rent. Mike was kind enough to let me place it on this site. Yes we are renting for less than $1,000/wk. We are looking to rent just a few weeks a year to help with "the cost of ownership". Our place is brand new, finished last year. Why is it so hard to believe that you can still get a good, honest deal?

Scott


Sunday February 08, 2009
11:26 AM

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/07/Ohio.stuck.on.ice/index.html

have you seen this?


Sunday February 08, 2009
07:48 AM

Checked out the vacation rental sight. I will take one room at that home in Ogunquit, second floor with balcony, and majestic view of the sea. How much:) Dreamer


Sunday February 08, 2009
07:08 AM

Great place to rent, or post a camp rental, Homeaway.com A friend of mine uses this site and loves it. A small fee, No commission, I think. This is his listing and how the site works. http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p112385 He rents for the whole summer, no black outs, making about $35,000 for the yr. He uses it off season.

Has anybody got any thoughts good or bad on renting camps here on Sebec lake. The rental listings I have looked at don't seem to charge very much, for an average camp. Go north to Moosehead, then they get, all the money. Why? I wouldn't even bother for less than $1,000 Wk. on the low end. A motel 6 in Bangor will cost you $600 a week I would think? If renting for less than that is worth it to you God bless ya. Given the cost to own Lake property, I don't get it? Is it lack of demand? hard to believe that's true. No big deal, I was just thinking. R.S.D.


Sunday February 08, 2009
12:41 AM

mike:

where are the temp graphs?

broke?

gone?

miss 'em

-GW


Saturday February 07, 2009
07:26 AM

Hey Bob: We have not been up, the snow came only days before a planned trip in. Pete was in after that, and said all was well. I will call him and ask if can give a status. May is a way off Huh ;~( I'll check with Pete and re-post today, if I can. I do hope all is well with you and family.

"Leatherman"


Friday February 06, 2009
09:06 PM

Steve/Karla

Have you or Peter been up Tim's Cove Road?

Bob


Friday February 06, 2009
11:27 AM

Just wondering. Is that a fish shack set up on the lake? And if so, any bites? nibbles? In other words, are "Grumpy Old Men" catching anything :)


Friday February 06, 2009
09:30 AM

RSD, please send me an email when you get a chance. -Mike


Friday February 06, 2009
08:26 AM

May take a few days to get it implemented. -Mike


Friday February 06, 2009
08:19 AM

R.S.D your offer is very much appreciated. I have come up with a software solution for the short term (it's the old 'fixing a hardware problem with software' idea) We'll see how this works out. -Mike


Friday February 06, 2009
04:29 AM

Mike if you would like? I will build a nice camera box for you. Supply Me only with any specifications size H.W.L. Will construct to any visual aesthetic you require. Then ship it to you at your required location. If yes, I will E-mail you and take it over from that point! R.S.D.


Thursday February 05, 2009
07:23 AM

Yes, those are good ideas. What is a light trap? -MM


Wednesday February 04, 2009
11:44 PM

mike Camera warm solution: Use a small light bulb on a thermostat and an insulated box.

The lamp will keep the box warm. Isolate the lamp with a light trap.

Use 2 bulbs for backup. Similiar to a water hookup insulated box on a camp's water feed.

Y/n?

-gw


Wednesday February 04, 2009
08:24 PM

Mike could you enclose the camera inside a wood box with a glass view, and a very small heat source 15w night light bulb or some such thing? The light inside may do some strange reflecting, so... paint the bulb and the inside of the box flat black, it's the heat you need. Thinking outside the camera box. ;~)


Wednesday February 04, 2009
07:38 PM

The camera I'm using has a minimum operating temperature of 32F. Because it's on the porch it sees very cold temperatures well below even the storage temperature of -4F. So whatever we get out of it is lucky. :) I'm not really sure what it needs. Sometimes the image looks screwed up. I will swap out the camera and see how it goes. -Mike


Wednesday February 04, 2009
05:58 PM

Hi Mike, I'm mourning the loss of the Webcam! It was my window to Sebec. Am headed up there ice fishing on the 14-16th with my son and my brother. Hope to meet you face to face one of these days. Mike Doble, Woodbridge, VA


Wednesday February 04, 2009
03:48 PM

Hey, G.W. I have four years formal education in the auto trades. I have worked as a mechanic on one occasion, I have stayed away from it as a profession, Two reasons #1 Money. #2 I love being a "motor-head" so much, working at it would surely wreck My enjoyment of it! I have been asked to work in a bike shop as a Harley-Davidson wrench, I declined for above stated #2 Also had enough to do on My own bikes to keep me happy!

I have love studying things that interest me. I don't just read to research, I do my own Motor "geek stuff" experiments to improve process and outcome. "why, or is it even true", a lot of Myth out there.

My interest and admitted expert areas, diagnostics, "Hot rodding" stuff, high performance outcome on any engine based equipment. Cars, Bikes, Boats, what ever uses fuel and makes noise! Love the Guns too!

Real power costs huge money however. Just playin it cool now days, enjoying the lake every chance I can, Just Getting older I guess.

G.W. Is it possible we Have mutual friends, "Max and Missy"? I did some "Prop" consulting for them this year, so that they could water ski the "kids" without drowning them. worked out well.

Hey you asked, I tried to keep it short. "Write at ya later".

"R.S.D."


Wednesday February 04, 2009
03:30 PM

would donations be helpful for the new carmera? I know this site is not exactly a money maker for you. I would be willing to help out.

Scott


Wednesday February 04, 2009
12:44 PM

poor camera, it's been a trooper, give it a decent burial Mike....


Wednesday February 04, 2009
09:05 AM

The camera is dying. A replacement is on order... -MM


Wednesday February 04, 2009
09:02 AM

ice fishing report

is anyone catching fish?


Wednesday February 04, 2009
01:33 AM

brig back the temp graphs - NOW.

. . . please!

:)


Wednesday February 04, 2009
01:16 AM

NO Offense RSD

I love the input on fuels. Such a mystery to me. I just wanted to know how you are able to come forth with plenty of good info?

-GW


Tuesday February 03, 2009
03:33 PM

Terry on 4th 1976 for the bicentennial there was a boat parade, with all sorts of boats The feature boat a replica "smaller" of the Rippling wave the actual Amamosa Restored by Hap Gerrish, commissioned for this day. I remember it was fun time, crowded on the water. It was mostly in the Greeley's landing area, lower lake. A Picture of the rippling wave on that day as well a many other pictures of the Anamosa are on Karla & Steve's photo gallery. I agree, it would be great to somtehing like it again!

R.S.D.


Tuesday February 03, 2009
03:33 PM

The top of White Cap Mountain is visible just above the treeline - center image. Guess we know why it's called White Cap.. -Mike


Tuesday February 03, 2009
01:43 PM

George thanks for your last comments, however on offense was taken, I do ramble on. Your a good guy, At your service any topic anytime! best of luck. R.S.D.


Tuesday February 03, 2009
07:04 AM

Speaking of antique boats, would the antique boat owners consider having an antique boat parade this summer? Lots of us would LOVE to see the your floating works of art. Maybe Friday, July 3rd? It would be uber-cool. Terry


Monday February 02, 2009
09:37 PM

Red, I was kidding about your monsterdom - your comments were very helpful and presumably well received. Hopefully the discussion will save a few boaters some frustration when (if?) the lake becomes liquid again.

I'm going to have to use aviation gas for my plane next year, which will be more expensive and very inconvenient. I might just run 100 Low Lead in my old Mercury 9.9 since it drinks so little and I'll be hauling it in anyway for my floatplane.

Oh well, if these are our biggest problems, we're doing ok.

George


Monday February 02, 2009
08:02 AM

Greetings from snowy London. This entire town is shut down, perhaps the entire country, with only 4" of snow!!!

No busses, schools closed, no subways. hahaha

-GW


Sunday February 01, 2009
09:51 PM

I fixed that, thanks.


Sunday February 01, 2009
08:46 PM

Have you got the air and water reversed Mike? Gil


Sunday February 01, 2009
06:23 PM

Air and water temperature on the image now. -MM


Saturday January 31, 2009
11:29 AM

It's not my intent to be a monster George, I guess I ran on a bit, OOPS and I'm sorry folks. Only trying to provide a few tips to fellow Sebec Lakers. :( Mechanical stuff is "Voodoo" for some and very frustrating, I've done some work around the Lake from time to time just to help out. When I see people lament over things I know about I can't help myself, if I can, I do reach out. For that I don't appologize.

Engines, outdrives, propellers, pretty much any Motor topic upon request only, try to keep it short. Possibly E-mail it to ya. if it's a long story. I do realize it's a guestbook and not a shop manual.

"The Red Sea-Doo"


Saturday January 31, 2009
10:43 AM

Thanks for the heads-up on engine oil. I own a '94 Merc V-6 (chevy engine) 175hp. It has a fuel water seperator filter which gets changed in the spring. I'm trusting that takes care of any water problems, but I hadn't thought of the converters and oil additives until you mentioned it. I can't believe I'm getting excited about changing oil in my boat when it;s only Jan 31.


Saturday January 31, 2009
10:17 AM

I think I've created a monster ;)

George


Saturday January 31, 2009
07:05 AM

Great to be home even with all the snow. I guess first order of business is to check out camp and see if the roof needs to be shoveled! Gil


Friday January 30, 2009
05:37 PM

hey RSD

what are your qualifications? What's your gig?

pretty good one I bet. Thanks for the info and education on oil and engines.

Im glad we have an expert at Sebec. My scotish driver just showed me a photo of him when he drove Jackie Stewart!

he was nervous . . .


Friday January 30, 2009
04:51 PM

sorry... "TRYING" TO TURN ME ON? ;)


Friday January 30, 2009
04:50 PM

Hey, "R.S.D" are you TRYING


Friday January 30, 2009
04:49 PM

It would seem as if a few of you people out on the lake enjoy your old boats and would like to keep them around for a while. I know personally of a few antique boats on Sebec lake. 1950s vintage Chris-Crafts or the Old "Anamosa" a few more to boot. If you are like Me, you may winterize and service your own boat. If that boat is an I.O. or inboard automotive format engine, Mercury and Volvo Penta both happen to use a G.M. format V-6 or V-8 much like in the family car, or in any four stroke marine application, a Sea-doo "4 Tech".

Most people change the engine oil once a year or every 100 hrs. as a rule.

Four stroke engine oil has changed a lot in recent years so that it matters what you use!!! A few years back you could get away with using an "off the shelf" automotive type engine oil... NOT any more, if you are to hold on to that boat.

Turns out the oil additives that are required for the prevention of engine wear, "Zinc" short for zinc dialkyldithiophoshpate, has been reduced because it's toxicity to catalytic converters in cars. Who knew? You do now. The up side "clean air" the down side engine life could be compromised! Older engines WILL suffer. The Marine engine an older one, let's say pre 1995 with a flat tappet cam will probably not make it! Over time especially on the water with high R.P.M. constant heavy loading. Even new engines will have a hard time of it! The engine oil "additive package" needs more anti-wear components like Zink and Molibdenum. Both bad for the "cat."Good for engine!

Use a warranty approved Marine oil, simple enough. Never use an automotive A.P.I. "s" energy conserving oil in your boat. Diesel rated oils "C" are more than likely good or perhaps even better because it's got more than double the additive package the car oil Detergents, anti-wear "zinc" or "Molly", viscosity boosters, corrosion inhibitors, All good stuff. Synthetic diesel even better. Diesels don't have a catalytic thingy. and have extended drain intervals under brutal conditions for up to 25,000 miles! engines are expected to run 1,000,000 miles at full throttle for 12 hrs. at a whack, before a rebuild, Wow huh! Use a factory recommended Wt. Or to a default Marine oil Wt. 10W-40 is going to o.k. if you don't know. Hope this isn't to much info, just trying to help the do it yourself guys out on the lake. Save the old boats! Believe it or not much more to tell, just trying to keep it short. Yuh right!

"R.S.D."


Friday January 30, 2009
04:04 PM

Many Thanks


Friday January 30, 2009
02:37 PM

Try Bill Dauphinee 207-997-3368


Friday January 30, 2009
11:45 AM

Dauphinee Lumber in Willimantic??

I have not found the listing in the local phone book (Dover Foxcroft) nor on any of the yellow pages site

Does anyone have the number or is it possible it is listed under another business name?

Thanks!


Friday January 30, 2009
08:38 AM

Greetings from the Cold and wet UK:

Weather is the same in London, Dublin, and Glasgow. Dark overcast cold and wet.

I miss the USA. Can Sta-bil and K-100 make the coffee taste better here? The pints are good though . . .

I missed the NHL allstar weekend - Chara is the man 105.4mph

I will watch the rest of the NHL skills on youtube here on a good wifi in Glasgow.

Also we will watch the superbowl from 11pm - 5am in our London hotel's lobby bar on BBC1 with some local blokes. They say we will be able to see Bruce Springstein's performance. My friend Robyn used to be Bruce's FOH engineer in the 70's (see his article from Ithaca at:http://www.modularsound.com/dead.html see the second concert program with the Robert Klein article. He speaks of Steve VanZandt recently joining the band and gong to work out as he becomes familiar with the material despite his "noticeable missed cues") How far this local songwriter has come!

Who is the underdog in this year's GAME? What team is the Sebec community pulling for? My EAGLES died, so typical for us - that's why we have the WING BOWL in Philly

thanks for all the fuel info - It's nice to catch up.

and my ice out prediction:

5/4/09 GW

let the 2009 Ice Out Contest begin!

a little over 3 months - sharpen your mooselooks!

-Gw


Friday January 30, 2009
05:28 AM

Dry gas is no longer required, because of the 10% or more, ethanol that in it already gasoline.

The reason for this belongs on the politic page.

You are correct however Dry gas is ethanol and as you say will make small amounts of water somewhat combustible, and keep water in gas line from freezing in cars. However I know once fuel is already water contaminated with water it can't be fixed ever, get rid of it! Add it to your car's gas tank a few gallons at a time, it works for me, cause it's gone in a few days.

Foolin around with gas that is questionable is a dangerous thing out on the water your life could depend on it. I don't mean to overstate the danger out on a small freshwater lake, Not a good idea anyway. Getting stranded is a pain!

Speaking of marine engines, especially older ones! Motor oils have changed in past few years. A few years back motor was basically all the same. It's no longer the case!

make sure you see what oil is being used if you don't do your own service. Regular car oil is no longer a good idea. It's up to you if you want to trust your service person, or marina they are better served by using less expensive oil. Somehow verify, you decide how. Cheap oil is routinely used by the pros, sorry to say.

I've got to stop for now, however I will get into reasons why oil has change not fot the better later today. If that's O.K.

Off to work I go, "The red Sea-Doo"


Thursday January 29, 2009
08:51 PM

actually my friends, dry gas and stabilizers mix with the water that accumulates in your tank and makes the water burnable. water is heavier than gas as you know and so is the dry gas and stabilizers so they go right to the bottom and cause the above mentioned effect.


Thursday January 29, 2009
09:29 AM

For those following the ethanol issue and anyone with boats, here's a good link from the West Marine Advisor. Probably nothing new to RSD, but this might save some headaches for those expecting gas to be the same as last year.

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/westadvisor/10001/-1/10001/Gasoline-EthanolYourBoat.htm

George


Thursday January 29, 2009
08:56 AM

Excellent management with the separate "Politics talk etc. here" link, Mike. It's like changing the channel on here from O'Reilly to Maine local TV!

George


Thursday January 29, 2009
08:53 AM

let me re-phrase that,... it disipates water.... so rather than any water gathering in one location in a cell...or tank,... it is everywhere.....


Thursday January 29, 2009
08:52 AM

For wood products, I've had great success with Parker Lumber off of Rt 11 between Milo and Bangor, if you don't find what you're looking for closer. I haven't looked at Cedar, but they've set me up with a big hemlock beam for my dock footing, matched some lap siding, and currently a slab for the new kitchen countertop project currently underway. Friendly folks.

George


Thursday January 29, 2009
08:51 AM

part of the problem with ethanol... is,... it attracts water.....


Wednesday January 28, 2009
06:55 PM

Canada has qite a bit of grain (corn) in silos. Much of it is shipped out of Churchill on Hudson's Bay. They do wheat and corn big-time in the Provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.


Wednesday January 28, 2009
02:40 PM

We will be down for a day or so so that we can install system updates. -Mike


Wednesday January 28, 2009
02:25 PM

Dauphinee Lumber in Willimantic.


Wednesday January 28, 2009
12:10 PM

There was a picture of a small shed made of Cedar and the Cedar was purchased at a local mill or lumberyard.

I am looking for the name of the place where the material was purchased to get local pricing on Cedar.

Thanks!


Wednesday January 28, 2009
11:33 AM

How about a Sebec Lake Caribbean cruise next winter?


Wednesday January 28, 2009
09:30 AM

Good morning from Grand Turk Island in the Turks and Caicos. 500 +/- miles south of Miami. 79 already and sunny here. Sounds like a snow storm there? Brrrr. Gil


Wednesday January 28, 2009
07:39 AM

Gil just gotta rub it in... 84 deg. I'm glad your having a good time! Hey It's gonna be 84 Deg. here also in about..... 6 mos. Plus some rain and flooding.

It will good to have you back safe:)

Sebec Lake


Tuesday January 27, 2009
08:03 PM

Reply to Monday, Jan 26, 9:58am--A Bit o Humor Hey, yo farmer, that would be, "Morning coffee by the window" if one was doing a close reading of text, which would be inside the camp, not on the porch :) Git on en he'ya


Tuesday January 27, 2009
06:08 PM

Good evening from the Dominican Republic where it was a balmy 84 and sunny today. I sure picked a good time to head south, eh? Gil


Monday January 26, 2009
05:57 PM

George it's the law, fuel from Canada is required to have ethanol in it also no, gettin around this ;( I use Sta-bil in my fuel, for what it's worth.

R.S.D


Monday January 26, 2009
05:32 PM

Sta-bil and K-100 are the two additives I've read about, and reports are unanimous that they help with stored fuel.

Red, it's good to hear your optimism. If you google Maine ethanol problems, you'll likely see some of the reports I did. I tried to find some complaints in MN, since they have snow machines and have more ethanol that Maine. Not much there, so maybe it's just an adjustment issue.

My local small engine repair shop owner in FL said he's seen lots of ethanol related problems. It might all be anecdotal evidence, and I hope so. There's no question E-10's got less BTU per gallon, so fuel milage will be lower, typically about 3% for E-10. It seems like a poor return on investment to add 10% ethanol and lose 3% power, especially when it appears ethanol production isn't very efficient to begin with. At least the corn growers are happy.

The Irving gas that comes from Canada has ethanol too? Where to they grow the corn at this time of year? Imported, I suppose...

Thanks for the inputs --

George


Monday January 26, 2009
05:26 PM

Mountains Market carries both Smelt and Shiners


Monday January 26, 2009
05:03 PM

Anybody out there know where to get Smelts and shiners in the Sebec area?


Monday January 26, 2009
04:59 PM

As to gas and outboards - I left a full tank of 87 octane in my truck, snow blower, and tractor with a minimal amount of sta-bil for a period of 7 weeks. I came back home to sub-zero weather and all started at the first turn over. The blower is over 10 years old with two plug changes. I was impressed.

The Johnson K-50 is a little before my time, but I recall a lot of cuss words and starter ropes dropped in the lake. Most guys carried a little extra clothes line just in case. Of course, they had to bring a couple of good fish home to explain to mother why she couldn't hang laundry that day.

Another use of the "engine barrel" was a salt water flush. I was raised in Portland (been reformed) and that was the weekend ritual for those who fished in Casco Bay or the Fore River.

Thanks to all for the great tips we are getting.


Monday January 26, 2009
02:58 PM

Hello from St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands where the temp is in the 80s. -20 in Bangor this morning, eh? I'll be home Friday and I can hardly wait! Gil


Monday January 26, 2009
02:44 PM

Hello 2:20 P.M. Stabilizers are not affected at all by octane but your free to think as you do. I could get into why that is, but I would appear you are firm in you convictions. I was just passing on some information to help George & GW. I hope that's O.K. :)

"The Red Sea-doo"


Monday January 26, 2009
02:20 PM

hey red sea doo; fuel stabilizers are not effective with gasoline that is lower than 89 octane. you should not use the cheap crap in your boats, atv's etc.


Monday January 26, 2009
01:55 PM

Me again, GW would you believe me if I told you that different brand gas is not really different, it all comes form a common depot. except Irving it's trucked down from Canada. The problem with the different stations is more likely low turn over volume. The more turn over the better, the busier station will have fresher fuel. Buying fuel back in the Maine woods, your looking for problems. I use Irving in all my boats. (four of them) and trucks four wheeler, NEVER EVER a problem.

If you store fuel and I do more them a few weeks use a fuel stabilizer, this help keep it fresh. I store 50 to 60 gals of gas out at the lake all year, again never an issue. Trolling at low R.P.M.s fuel quality is critical, better starts too!

I was going to tell George to maybe bump the oil to gas ratio UP a wee bit this could add a margin of safety If the ratio is 50:1 try more oil at say 40:1 keep a eyeball on the plugs for fouling, probably won't If the plugs do foul then go to the next higher heat range. The parts guy can tell from the old plug what the next No. up will be.

Best of luck GW, let Me know, I'm on here a lot, every day!

"The Red Sea-Doo"


Monday January 26, 2009
01:09 PM

I have had lots of problem exactly as described here with my boat's fuel recently over the past 2 or 3 years.

Dry gas and cleaner helps, but I really notice my boat runs better on gas from certain station, while it runs much worse on fuel from others. I have learned that in my case like Shell and avoid Mobil. That's just the way it worked out last summer after I figured out which fuel station to avoid.

I also had water in my gas from the Mobile station. It was a regular event. And I have seem sludge come out of my exhaust. Unburnt fuel mixed with water. Looks like small tiny margarine pellet/bubbles or froth.

???

Is all this from the new fuels?

I mix my fuel 50:1 but now I go a little less and it seems better 45:1 or so . . .

slow idle is the real key for my boat's performance not at full speed. with good gas I can troll down to 1.3 MPH on bad 2.7 or so is it. This is big for Salmon success.

GW


Monday January 26, 2009
12:29 PM

Hey George, Some more information on the Fuel issue. Your old Mercury engine should be o.k. in the older engines, some rubber parts in the fuel system "could" start hardening, I have seen old rubber fuel lines "flake" inside and get stuck in the needle & seat of the Carb. and it will flood out of the overflow. A pain, for sure, but not the end of the world. It has to be taken apart and cleared out.

As far as the "sludge" problems with transition from MBTE, I've read about it but never seen it, I've cut some fuel filters open to see, but nothing.

Fuel and ethanol do NOT separate however, ethanol is hydroscopic, if it's stored it will take on water from the air, this is not good. Contaminated fuel will run like crap,but won't really harm anything. If the fuel is cloudy or hazy looking this is water contamination Get rid of it.

As for the more serious situation of engine damage, ethanol will not wash lubrication of the cylinder walls but it could, under high load at high R.P.M.s lean out enough and cause engine parts to "trade metal", as you said correctly, more so in older Engines. I reality the only solution is to re-size the "main jet" this CAN be over done, someone who actually knows how please! Quality oil can assist as well. In the modern world of high performance synthetic oils, you can't go wrong, use them! In new computer managed, fuel injected engines something else is going on, I don't know how E-10 fuel can be the problem, I don't buy it.

It is possible if not probable, that some new engines are set up wrong at the dealer. In this High-tech world we live in, pre-delivery set up much more critical. No way to know until it's to late!

Hope this helps in some way. "The Red Sea-Doo"


Monday January 26, 2009
12:20 PM

I am told that there is additives available at Marine stores to aid in ethenol issues. I have not used any but friends have and have had no issues with the E10 gas.


Monday January 26, 2009
11:16 AM

Packard's old motors are no longer in the store but safe in private storage!

-GW


Monday January 26, 2009
10:24 AM

I don't know if Packard's store is still in operation, I think not. Perhaps you would recognize this motor, I picked up in "running condition" an old 8 H.P. Johnson, model "K-50" dating back to 1930-1932. No electric start on this one! but it runs good. I tuned this motor up in a trash barrel also, didn't want to get caught out on the water with problems.


Monday January 26, 2009
09:58 AM

Morning coffee on the porch? At -20 something degrees??? Brrrrrrrewski!


Monday January 26, 2009
09:57 AM

Hello Red Sea-Doo ... Thanks for the answer. I was out of touch in the mountains of Colombia. Actually, they remind me of summertime Miane with lots of green! Anyway, I haven't had any engine problems, but there are lots of reports in the local news and on blogs about 2 stroke engines having problems with ethanol gas, even at 10%. It appears that most are linked to storage and transitioning from MBTE gas because the ethanol loosens up sludge in tanks and then that gets into the engine, or that if the ethanol separates in stored fuel, it does two bad things. One is it washes off the oil in the cylinders, being the good cleaner that it is, and the second being that ethanol burns leaner, so higher temps for already hot 2-stroke motors.

The local news has reported that Maine Fish and Game snowmobiles have had a tough time with I think it was 6 burned up sled motors. Older motors do worse, apparently, because new ones and of course 4 stroke motors have been designed with ethanol fuel in mind. But my beloved old Mercury motor is anything but new, so I'm a little concerned.

So if you know anything, please feel free to share it. As I understand it, the state gov't doesn't require it, but with such a tax incentive, the wholesalers have made the switch to E-10 "voluntarily". In my FL winter retreat, two stations carry non-ethanol gas. One owner I talked to said he has the Marine Patrol contract and they told him if he didn't carry non-ethanol gas, he'd lose the contract. Maybe market forces will allow for premium non-ethanol gas to be available here and there.

--George


Sunday January 25, 2009
09:50 PM

Speaking of ol' Sebec - Does anyone know if the old outboards are still on display at the "Packard Store"? I went in a few years ago and took a walk down memory lane. I recall a fella (about 1957) putting his 10 hp Mercury in a 55 gallon drum filled with water so he could tune it up without putting the whole boat in the water. Try that with one of those 225 hp outboards!


Sunday January 25, 2009
01:47 PM

Where are those pretty lights from across the lake coming from, in the morning webcam shots? someone's porch? snowmobile? A little request. Could someone write in and describe your morning coffee by the window, and all the beauty that you see from where you sit? Sho wud 'preciate. Wishin I wuz theya


Sunday January 25, 2009
01:42 PM

Dear GW Thank you so much for the new Pictures on Photo Gallery. Loved pictures from air plane near Early falls. But this past summer I climbed Borestone for the first time, any mountain for that matter. I am 55 and I enjoyed it very much and am planning to do it again. But seeing it in winter it is just as beautiful. Thanks Again


Sunday January 25, 2009
10:57 AM

In St. Kitts today and visted St. Vincent yesterday. Weather in the 80's and a nice breeze. Reminds me of Sebec Lake in July! Gil


Saturday January 24, 2009
02:23 PM

It's raining outside in Savannah, Georgia but after looking at GW's photos, I'm smiling. Beautiful photos ~ Thank you GW! Terry


Saturday January 24, 2009
12:26 PM

The temperature probe is rated +-0.5 deg. -Mike


Saturday January 24, 2009
09:19 AM

Looks like the water thermometer is going to be "iced in" soon. 32.1 F


Friday January 23, 2009
10:05 PM

Ok, you have the link above. -Mike


Friday January 23, 2009
09:01 PM

Thank you so much Mike for the future political web site! I appreciate it! It will give all the Sebec lovers a common site to come together. Thanks again. RI


Friday January 23, 2009
07:47 PM


Friday January 23, 2009
07:10 PM

Hello from Bridgetown, Barbados. Mid 80s all day and sunny. Halfway point of our trip. We're headed north from here. Can't wait to get back to some "decent" weatehr. :-) Gil


Friday January 23, 2009
05:27 PM

I am a right wing or a left wing, depending on which side of the bird I am on, when it comes to sharing the food. And in regards to the corn and seed getting here; it makes no difference to me, cause the guy who feeds me is in-de-pen-dent-of the both of us :>) Mr Squirrel (on politics at the feeder)


Friday January 23, 2009
05:23 PM

Someone a while back on Jan. 13 had a nice thought, to post recollections of Sebec lake, years gone by stuff. We got a few the picture of the green roller rink reminds me of stuff from the 1960s, but... Come on there must be more? Great winter past time. I have a bunch, but right now I'll read yours.

"The red Sea-Doo"


Friday January 23, 2009
04:57 PM

The Master listened and will make a political talk guestbook soon. -MM


Friday January 23, 2009
04:09 PM

I was hoping to engage in outboard motor talk with S.L. George, he must be all set.


Friday January 23, 2009
04:07 PM

I love to engage in political speak probably more than most people. This guest book is probably not the very best place. I'm personally not bothered by it, BUT lets not push Our luck. Out of respect for Mike M. and all his efforts let cool it for a bit. If Mike wanted to, he could set up the Osama Bama page till this blows over. Looks as if it would generate some traffic as things are now, but whatever.

Thanks Mike for putting up with this stuff as well as you do. We probably require a ruling from the Master.


Friday January 23, 2009
03:58 PM

That aint sebec talk you dubba.


Friday January 23, 2009
03:18 PM

part of the payback to tony rezco and george soros for all their funding was the release of the 9/11 prisoners. obama completed phase one yesterday with the signing of a bill to close gitmo and for the treatment of savages who want to kill you and your children to be more civilized. doesn't it give you a warm and fuzzy feeling. wake up america!!


Friday January 23, 2009
03:17 PM

part of the payback to tony rezco and george soros for all their funding was the release of the 9/11 prisoners. obama completed phase one yesterday with the signing of a bill to close gitmo and for the treatment of savages who want to kill you and your children to be more civilized. doesn't it give you a warm a fuzzy feeling. wake up america!!


Friday January 23, 2009
12:11 PM

(Friday January 23, 2009 09:45 AM Hey Dover Dozen, I heard you lost your cannon cause someone thought it was being used to catch fish. Some people just cant take a joke...)

Who is this?


Friday January 23, 2009
09:56 AM

Amen to that.


Friday January 23, 2009
09:52 AM

hey 9:35am RIGHT ON !!! SEBEC LAKE TALK ONLY


Friday January 23, 2009
09:45 AM

Hey Dover Dozen, I heard you lost your cannon cause someone thought it was being used to catch fish. Some people just cant take a joke...


Friday January 23, 2009
09:44 AM

Hey Dover Dozen, I heard you lost your cannon cause someone thought it was being used to catch fish. Some people just cant take a joke...


Friday January 23, 2009
09:35 AM

I would have to agree with you.. This site was set up so we could see and discuss the lake not politics. There are plenty of blogs out there for people that want to talk politics. I would love to read and see more lake talk, that's why the site is here right??


Friday January 23, 2009
09:33 AM

I think the squirrel is giving his political opinion also - check the squirrel cam now. -Mike


Friday January 23, 2009
08:28 AM

To 9:31 PM

Someone else is paying for the equipment and doing the work to provide this site and you are going to decide how it's run?

Sounds pretty "liberal" to me. :)


Friday January 23, 2009
07:38 AM

The lake??? what?? sebec?? more lake talk less crap. thanks.


Thursday January 22, 2009
09:31 PM

I know some people feel this guest book isn't the place for all this political talk, but I feel it allows the people to express their concerns for our country. We are about to see changes that this country has never experienced before and having this conversation will keep "the people" aware of the danger coming our way. We cannot be silenced! We are the people the Obama administration is worried about!


Thursday January 22, 2009
08:50 PM

Some required reading people, a bitter pill but it could help or cure the mental disorder that is liberalism. http://www.heritage.org/


Thursday January 22, 2009
07:39 PM

I hate to use this site for our current mess in our White House, but I will always retain my right to a point of view. As several have expressed there opinion, I'll give you something to watch for. If (when) the "Fairness Doctrine" is returned to Congress for a vote, it is certain to be passed. At that time all voices that use the airways to complain about government will be silenced. Some will rejoice at the demise of Rush L. and Howie C., but it will be the end of our free country.

I always depend on my Sebec lake neighbors as they depend on me. What a great place we have!


Thursday January 22, 2009
05:28 PM

Oops!

I guess you don't


Thursday January 22, 2009
04:59 PM

because most people watch the left wing media stations, cbs, nbc and abc for their news they had no idea that obama's middle name is hussein, they never heard of tony rezco or george soros and probably never heard the reverend wright's hate filled tirades about america. say what you want about mccain or bush. the bottom line is that if the media was fair and balanced during the campaign we would not be in this dangerous situation. there is no balance of power now and that will prove to be a worse thing than anything we have faced before.


Thursday January 22, 2009
04:33 PM

You guys do know that your whining about the new prez is icing on the victory cake for the winners, Right?


Thursday January 22, 2009
04:23 PM

George to the question about fuel, regular fuel as you mean it is a thing of the past. With the exception of racing gasoline and possibly aviation fuel. All modern gasoline, including every octane grade is the same way. Gasoline is better in the east at only 10% ethanol, or M.T.B.E. at 15%. Out west in many places it's 20% or more! 20% is when the problems start. You should really be o.k. with most engines with gas ethanol blended at 10%. Is this a general concern, or did you have a problem?

Racing fuel is hard to find and is running $7.00 per. gallon 104 octane!

If I can help further just let Me know, engine problems etc. This is fun stuff for me.

"The red Sea-Doo"


Thursday January 22, 2009
03:19 PM

no cabin fewer, just concerned citizens!


Thursday January 22, 2009
01:47 PM

Hey GW, I bet the weather here is warmer than London. :-) We're in Port of Spain, Trinidad where the temp is mid 80's with a few brief rain showers. Spent part of the day sightseeing in the rain forest and part on the beach. No snow in sight. Gil


Thursday January 22, 2009
11:21 AM

Hey, you guys got cabin fever or what?


Thursday January 22, 2009
10:55 AM

4:27 how much experience in running a country or being involved in world affairs does a Community Organizer have?


Thursday January 22, 2009
10:55 AM

Greetings from Jolly Old London!

GW


Thursday January 22, 2009
10:39 AM

hey 4:27; how did that cool ade taste??


Thursday January 22, 2009
08:16 AM

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!


Thursday January 22, 2009
07:41 AM

If you are not watching the daily time-lapse you are missing something: http://www.sebeclake.net/timeLapse.htm


Wednesday January 21, 2009
10:49 PM

What I have come to realize is that helping one another is simply a way of life. Having lived many places, I have found that this is NOT a main stream way of living. Most everyone takes care of themselves and could care less for the next guy.

I think our new president simple gave a parental cuff on the sides of the head of a very selfish generation. My friends are based on people who help others and my friends have enriched my life!

I hate to hear the statement "God Bless America" when we could say "God Bless Everyone"

I look forward to the summer.


Wednesday January 21, 2009
09:23 PM

Dear 4:27, Sebec Lake is a place of beauty and my heart is a part of the lake even when I'm not there. But I don't think there is anything wrong with expressing opinions about our new president or any other issues of the day. I find comfort to know there are other people who have the same beliefs I do. I don't need a president to tell me to help my neighbor Where in any of the conversation about Obama did you get the impression not all people would be welcomed at the lake and how is this demonstrating opinions that diminishes us all? A caring American


Wednesday January 21, 2009
07:14 PM

I always look forward to reading the new lake-chat. Political chat not so much... How's the ice fishing been for you hearty winter Sebecers?


Wednesday January 21, 2009
06:50 PM

Yeah, I can see my camp in this view all the way from here. Thanks Mike!


Wednesday January 21, 2009
06:10 PM

Ethanol question - there's a lot of discussion about 2 cycle motors, i.e. sleds and outboards, burning up with the leaner ethanol which also washes oil off cylinders and rots lines and gaskets.

Does anyone know of a pure gasoline source anywhere close?

Schoodic Lake George


Wednesday January 21, 2009
05:10 PM

Mr Squirrel,

Per your letter dated January 10, 2008. Herein lies the problem of getting a milky way, nuts, corn or the like to you. You see, the reason that I have not responded to your request for food is because of proximity; you are a New Hampshire squirrel and I am a Florida writer. Perhaps, I could write a little sonnet, and you could visualize the food in your mind, and make you think of a song, and you will forget that you are hungry. Squirrel discipline is a good thing. But, if you just cannot get food off your mind, you could get Frosty to bring you some corn from me, since we are friends tried and true. And promise me you will share. Stay sweet. Janylee


Wednesday January 21, 2009
04:51 PM

AMEN!!!


Wednesday January 21, 2009
04:27 PM

I'm torn between not wanting to perpetuate this thread of conversation--I side firmly with those who believe this is a site to celebrate the lake we all love--and feeling like someone needs to voice another perspective. Do we not all believe in Sebec Lake? Do we not all cherish the generations that, in many of our cases, give us a history there? Do we not feel as though all are welcome there? Would we not all help our neighbors at camp, and know that they'd help us?

I'm pretty sure all these things are true. The spirit of Sebec Lake runs too deep in too many for it not to be. I voted for President Obama, and I am moved beyond words by the seriousness, the compassion, and the ability he brings to the Oval Office, and by his call to all Americans to work together and help each other. I don't expect everyone else, at Sebec Lake or elsewhere, to second that response. But I do think we owe it to one another to respect divergent opinions, refrain from the kind of commentary that diminishes us all, and celebrate, in this space, what unites us.


Wednesday January 21, 2009
03:52 PM

To 3:25 PM there were a lot of us who didn't vote for Obama and who did voice our outrage and spoke very clearly not worrying about political correctness. Now we live with it and make the best of it for four years and hopefully the country as we know it survives.


Wednesday January 21, 2009
03:25 PM

NOW, we voice our outrage, AFTER the election everybody wants to be politically correct. See what that gets you! People have got to speak up and just say what it is you think! It's to damn late now!!! Elections have consequences and now we are in deep doo-doo.

Oh to Tues. 4:26 p.m. regarding our second amendment rights, George Soros is an international puppeteer Funding Barack Osama's political life beginning with his run for the senate. George Soros will call on Barack to assist with his U.N. action towards a world ban on personal gun ownership. This would include the United states. It was tried in the early 1990s and the table was then set with Bill Clinton. Eight years of "W" stalled the effort temporarily BUT Barack Osoma brings a time for "change". If you don't belong to to the N.R.A.https://www.nramemberservices.org/Default.asp shame on you.

Hunting is a great pastime in the state of Maine, Remember we have the right to self protection as well!

Much easier to prevent, than to roll this stuff back!


Wednesday January 21, 2009
02:23 PM

Anyone looking for a nice snowmobile? I know that this site is not for this sort of thing but this is going to be a great deal for someone.

I have a 2003 Ski Doo Grand Tourning that I need to get rid of. It is a beautiful machine but will sell for only $2,000. Scott 904-864-8426


Wednesday January 21, 2009
12:52 PM

Ooh, the camera swung toward the North a bit! I can almost see my house from here (and Gil's, right Gil?)... Thanks for a slightly different view, Mike!


Wednesday January 21, 2009
12:40 PM

How did we get this man as a president of this great country? the reasons are long: The dumbing down of the people. People so lost, thinking a president or a government is their only hope to live their lives. People not knowing their rights as American citizens. A new generation uneducated. A generation of people who only want the "freebies" the government "gives" to them. I'm speechless... God help us. Ram Island


Wednesday January 21, 2009
12:07 PM

See today's time-lapse. Very cool.


Wednesday January 21, 2009
08:33 AM

Off the coast of Venezuela this morning at about 11 degrees north latitude. Bright, blue skies, sea water 82 degrees and air temp in the low 80's, headed for 90. Next stop, Trinidad. Gil


Wednesday January 21, 2009
08:24 AM

I watched the snow melt instead of the inauguration. we have a president who's middle name is hussein. how did this happen?? after 4 years of his and pelosi's attempts to destroy us it will take the next 5 presidents with 2 terms each to undo the damage.


Wednesday January 21, 2009
06:09 AM

Well by now all the boys are unpacked and back to work. Despite the temps we had another great trip, not allot of fish caught and no giants to brag about, But hell its not all about the fish its about the memories. Our coldest start was –27F Friday morning, saw 6 deer on the ice near the narrows Saturday, received 10” of new snow by Monday morning. MH took home the big fish trophy 27” laker. We all ate too much some drank too much, no one got hurt, nothing got broken, so another great memory making trip. Can’t wait till June! PR-DoverDozen


Wednesday January 21, 2009
05:54 AM

Sunday January 18, 2009 07:31 AM Hey Dover Dozen: Nice Bass on the "Morning Buzz" photo. Is that a Sebec lunka? -GW

Yes GW caught in mid June 08' PR-DoverDozen


Tuesday January 20, 2009
07:16 PM

Good evening from Willemstad, Curacao where the temperature is in the high 80s and snow is but a distant memory. Wish y'all were here. :-) Headed south from here, almost to the equator. Gil


Tuesday January 20, 2009
06:39 PM

I don't know the answer to the refresh question. It may be related to the browser setting that tells it to check for the latest image automatically or not. -Mike


Tuesday January 20, 2009
05:11 PM

http://allmainematters.com/May06/Profiles-Onawa.html

enjoy!


Tuesday January 20, 2009
04:26 PM

Obama and the Dems come after my rifles and they will magically disappear...defending our rights as Americans had better be our priority or this country will be unrecognizable after their reign!!


Tuesday January 20, 2009
04:16 PM

Hey Mike why do we now have to hit Refresh before we see the latest web cam image when the most current picture always popped up in the past? Not difficult to do I was just curious...


Tuesday January 20, 2009
03:48 PM

Hey 11:11 a.m. I'm wearing two layers of black, head hung low, with sorrow and regret. For all the same reasons as you stated.

Today at about 12:20 I saw a red tailed hawk swoop down and take out a crow sitting on a wire and start to eat it, Strange only because at that moment I was listening to Osama's inauguration speech. Irony? better if it were a bald eagle.

Totally disgusted with the whole thing!


Tuesday January 20, 2009
12:11 PM

Getting to the end of the George Washington Brodge - $8

Getting to the end of your camp road - Priceless!

(Don't tell the tax collector...)

--Schoodic Lake George


Tuesday January 20, 2009
11:30 AM

Hey Ram Island, AMEN to that!


Tuesday January 20, 2009
11:11 AM

Today I'll wear black to show my distress of the Obama swearing in. Hold on to your wallet,and guns and rights as Americans! God bless us!!! Ram Island


Tuesday January 20, 2009
08:43 AM

Just paid the Spring half of our taxes on the D-F side. Believe me, our road ain't free!


Monday January 19, 2009
09:32 PM

For those of you who may have received a "Garmin" gps for Christmas- if you are going south or returning home and the "Garmin" sends you up I-95 via New York City, be advised, the toll on the G. Washington Bridge is $8. 00 (dollars). But- the Bowerbank Road is toll free. Praise God!


Monday January 19, 2009
05:21 PM

Good afternoon from Aurba where it is 84 degrees, sunny and humid. A few scattered showers and not a snowflake in sight. Headed south from here. You got some snow, eh? Gil


Monday January 19, 2009
11:32 AM

See: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/car/ for snow info.


Monday January 19, 2009
11:27 AM

How much snow from yesterdays storm landed at the lake. We got 12 inches in southern Maine.


Sunday January 18, 2009
09:49 PM

The cam is running. It's setup to post images from 6am-5pm or during daylight. The current image is from today, 1/18/2009. A browser refresh on your end should bring in the latest image. Go to www.sebeclake.net and refresh the page. -Mike


Sunday January 18, 2009
09:13 PM

I noticed the web cam is only showing the lake with the date of Jan.12,2009. Also today's images shows the same photo. Is the web cam down? Just wondering?


Sunday January 18, 2009
04:18 PM

Yes, the system is on dial-up. It sends a picture (via ftp) to a server that hosts the web page. Anyone with a dial-up or cable can do it. -Mike


Sunday January 18, 2009
01:46 PM

Hi Mike,

so is your system dialing up to a service and pushing a picture to a server that is permanently on the net each 3 minutes? I was thinking that the server was at the camp with cable (on the net) and everything was done locally


Sunday January 18, 2009
09:41 AM

I put up a few more maps and things in the GW gallery. Also another nice site:

http://onawalake.com/

and

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23022528@N07/2217873143/in/photostream/


Sunday January 18, 2009
09:01 AM

Good morning. We passed thru the Windward Channel last night between Haiti and Cuba so we are officially in the Caribbean. Went by Guantanamo Bay. 80 degrees , 85% humidity and clear skies. Hear is's snowing at Sebec? :-) Gil


Sunday January 18, 2009
07:32 AM

Ravens 12

Pittsburgh 17

Eagles 44

Cardinals 43


Sunday January 18, 2009
07:31 AM

Hey Dover Dozen:

Nice Bass on the "Morning Buzz" photo. Is that a Sebec lunka?

-GW


Saturday January 17, 2009
11:03 PM

Marion is here:

http://www.sebeclake.net/Music/George%20Williamson/marion%20moose/Marion.mov

filmed with an IR drop cam

-GW


Saturday January 17, 2009
02:46 PM

Check with GW, I believe he put an underwater camera on the Marion. -Mike


Saturday January 17, 2009
02:06 PM

Susan in Anchorage: I commented a while back, that it was the Marion in your picture gallery. I never saw the actual Marion but I've seen other pictures of it. I declare it to be the Marion. I stupidly sold all my s.c.u.b.a. gear so I can't go to the bottom of Bucks cove to verify. Thanks for sharing Susan!

"Red Sea-doo"


Saturday January 17, 2009
01:22 PM

Hi Mike,

I'll have to check with the aunts again about the steamer picture. I have a vague memory that someone in this guestbook or one of the aunts who told me which boat it was, but I can't remember. I'll try and check it out.

Hope everyone in Maine is staying warm. We had -25F last week and it got up to +40F this week. Very, very weird weather.

Are those ice fishing houses I see on the webcam? How's the fishing?

Susan (in balmy Anchorage, AK!)


Saturday January 17, 2009
12:30 PM

To the question about "self reboot" - When the power comes on after an outage the computer will start-up, reboot and login automatically. That is done by setting options in Windows XP and is not related to the webcam software.

Once the computer logs-in it automatically runs the webcam program (or any program) that is located in the Startup menu. -Mike


Saturday January 17, 2009
12:23 PM

No temperature readings for a while. There's a problem with the air temperature sensor. -Mike


Saturday January 17, 2009
12:17 PM

Hey Susan- Is the steamer in your gallery the Marion?

I love listening to RFS streaming randomly in my iTunes and looking at the gallery slideshows.

Thanks Mike


Saturday January 17, 2009
12:17 PM

Hey Susan- Is the steamer in your gallery the Marion?

I love listening to RFS streaming randomly in my iTunes and looking at the gallery slideshows.

Thanks Mike


Saturday January 17, 2009
11:15 AM

Hey Gil:

You hittin' golfballs off the deck or are you hittin' the buffet?

-GW


Saturday January 17, 2009
11:13 AM

Hi "The red Sea-doo":

I found those shots from googling image search for winter hiking on the AT. I am reading an AT blog with gallery and journal. I love this site and I am reading his AT journal.

http://www.restlessadventurer.net/backpacking/long-distance/appalachian-trail/

I decided to see what else was out there for winter hiking which also lead me to mountaineering blogs, etc . . .

I use an image search if I want to quickly scan many pages of search results instead of reading the first few pages of hypertext links. I find it much faster to review the dozens pages of results as images then go to the parent URLs if I see something of interest.

So my gallery isn't really all my shots - just stuff I like to see mixed in. If you go tothe Packard's gallery:http://www.modularsound.com/sebec_gallery.html you can see another great shot from a postcard of Borestone in the fall.

I love Karla's postcard aerial view. So many of the buildings in Willimantic were at Early's salmon pool. No camps are at Green point yet. The Packard's barn is there - so big and no airstrip.

I remember when they ran power out to Green Point - around '65 or so I think. I may upload more aerial views I have of the lake soon.

-GW


Saturday January 17, 2009
08:32 AM

Hey Gil, you got room on that boat for all of us?


Saturday January 17, 2009
07:59 AM

Good morning from the Grand Princess, just off the north shore of Cuba where the temp is 70 degrees and we're having rain showers. Forecast is for clearing. Some warmer than Sebec Lake this morning. Brrr! Gil


Saturday January 17, 2009
07:04 AM

Hey GW amazing pictures of borestone Mt. in your photo gallery!!!!! It's the stuff most of us will never be able to see otherwise, thank you! Did you take them from the aircraft that is shown in your gallery?

"The red Sea-doo"


Saturday January 17, 2009
06:55 AM

Mike you said you set the computer up so that it can SELF boot up after a power failure, "every other day" it would seem at Sebec. Is this a software application you provide in the Sebec tech kit, or just a setting you use .

Because I think it could be an issue at camp in the winter, when it would be the most fun!

I'm very interested in your web cam venture, would like to buy one however We need to sit tight on the wallet for the next few months.

Best of luck with "SEBEC TECH", I just love the name!


Friday January 16, 2009
11:13 PM

OK ok, I'll put 15" of R-14 insulation over Tim's Cove to cool things down a bit. I'll call Hamlin's Lumber in the AM. They deliver. I will ask for the PINK fibreglas insulation too for this quiet job.

Good night all -


Friday January 16, 2009
07:54 PM

Bob, We don't have cable or DSL at Greeleys Landing. I'm still using dial-up! -Mike


Friday January 16, 2009
04:22 PM

We ate fish for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while at Sebec Lake, and that is a fact. But, mom says it aint so.


Friday January 16, 2009
04:11 PM

Mike,

Is cable only available around Greeley Landing and those local roads. I don't beleive that there is cable at Tim's Cove otherwise it would be GREAT to put a camera on that end of the lake..

bob


Friday January 16, 2009
03:11 PM

Mike : valid point, the same could be said about the geothermal effect on the weather from the ground. The constant temp. of the ground "below the frost line" is about 50 deg. winter or summer it must have some effect on air temp. but not a profound one I think. It would be a good idea for accuracy, mount an outside thermometer off the ground a few feet.

This thing all started with a temperature reading on your home page that is stuck on yesterday afternoon, and did not reflect the -23deg. of this morning. 9:17 a.m. entree.

I'm no weather expert, personal observations only :)


Friday January 16, 2009
02:08 PM

Yes, agreed the ice is a barrier or insulator however it's R-aactor is low. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_resistance The thermal conductivity of ice is 2.0 and I believe from reading the above that the R-factor is 1/2 = 0.5; Not a so good insulator. Now if you put 15" of R-14 insulation over the lake then there would be greatly diminished heat flow. That said, i'm not an expert in this subject. Just talking. -Mike


Friday January 16, 2009
01:47 PM

Ice would act to insulate the water temp. from the air, as any barrier would, the ice is NO longer the same temp. as the water. Ice would have an isothermal effect on the air around the lake. Until some guy cuts a hole in it, to fish?


Friday January 16, 2009
01:08 PM

See, that's what I would also think - the lake is so big and the ice is still getting thicker. Heat is being lost. 30 degrees or so is a big thermal difference. I bet the probe is effected by the micro climate at Mikes by the lake.


Friday January 16, 2009
01:01 PM

That d... squirrel is back.


Friday January 16, 2009
12:10 PM

Yes, but does the ice become thicker as the winter progresses? Then the process is continuing. The ice is an imperfect blanket. The water beneath it is 33F and the air above is 0F. Still a big gradient. Huge bathtub of warm water compared to the air.


Friday January 16, 2009
12:00 PM

I would think after the lake has frozen, it no longer has that moderating effect. The surface of the lake is no longer above freezing.


Friday January 16, 2009
10:36 AM

The temperature probe is in the shade on the north side of the camp about 15ft from the lake. It has been discussed before that the lake has a moderating influence on the air temperature near the surface as anyone who goes into town on a hot summer day knows - it's cooler at the lake.

This morning the temperature sensor is not working so we don't have a reading at the moment to compare with elsewhere. There is what is called a microclimate near the water and a constant transfer of heat from the lake to the air. Otherwise the lake would not freeze if there was not a warming of the air in exchange for cooling the lake - conservation of energy related I would think. -Mike


Friday January 16, 2009
10:30 AM

Is the temp probe outside or in the porch?

is it in the sun?

I think the probe is fairly accurate - perhaps it is reading warmer near the warmer body of lake water despite being frozen over -

any scientists out there?


Friday January 16, 2009
10:20 AM

Just talked to my daughter who is visiting on the Lake this weekend and she said it is 25 below! Not stopping her husband--He is out ice fishing!!


Friday January 16, 2009
09:17 AM

Mike,

I think your thermometer is a little off. Just talked with one of the year-rounders who said it's thirty below zero F up there. Of course he's a fisherman, so you can take his measurement for what it's worth :)


Friday January 16, 2009
08:23 AM

Favorite food at Packard's?

I remember enjoying hot oatmeal and cream in the dining hall and watching the fog lift off the lake.

and Vivian's apple pies!


Friday January 16, 2009
06:54 AM

It should be fine to operate on its own after a power cycle. I need to do some tests at home to verify something before committing to that. Battery backup can help keep it online without interruption. You will need to put your computer in a mode where it will boot up and login automatically after a power cycle. -Mike


Friday January 16, 2009
05:21 AM

Battery back up? so you need not reboot?


Thursday January 15, 2009
10:28 PM

SLG, It can run a long time without attention but sometimes may need a helper to reboot. I have some helpers visit mine from time to time. -Sebec techie


Thursday January 15, 2009
07:33 PM

Hey Sebec-techie - will your setup work at an unattended camp or does it need some atention from time to time? We filthy rich people from away who have to make our living elsewhere would love to see what you local folks get to see every day.

Missing my camp - almost halfway through my winter separation, but at least it's not so cold where I am now. --Schoodic Lake George

P.S. Is Schoodic Lake "away" from Sebec?


Thursday January 15, 2009
06:17 PM

Amen to that!


Thursday January 15, 2009
05:54 PM

no lake better any where! nothing quite like our beloved Sebec

!!!


Thursday January 15, 2009
05:31 PM

Memories of climbing Pine Mountain as kids and discovering a chimney we could climb down through and taking a swim in the cool lake waters after the climb, there is no lake in Maine more beautiful or special than Sebec!


Thursday January 15, 2009
01:44 PM

I love the memories - better than all the "other stuff" folks rant about here. Keep them coming.


Thursday January 15, 2009
01:44 PM

I love the memories - better than all the "other stuff" folks rant about here. Keep them coming.


Thursday January 15, 2009
10:21 AM

First memory of Sebec - Summer 1963, I was on a canoeing date with a new girlfriend who had convinced her dad to let us use his canoe. She, in a bathing suit, me fully dressed (from Portland you know)desided to crawl into the canoe over its gunwale. Everyone knows the result, but married her anyway, and we've been together 45 years. I had looked across the lake from the public beach and thought it would be great to have a little camp over there. We now live there (Bowerbank) year-round.


Thursday January 15, 2009
10:08 AM

Don't forget colorful and outspoken Earl Cole and his lunch counter and marina at Greeleys Landing!


Thursday January 15, 2009
08:34 AM

In my grandfather's memory: Leaving a primitive cottage on Boyd Lake to a camp on Sebec. My father's memories: Rowing his grandfather from Steadman's landing up through the Narrows, camping at Canoodlin, and watching the houseboats ply the lake (in the '30s). My earliest memories include launching on the old ramp at Greeley's under the "supervision" of Big John and his wife, jumping off the downriver side of the dam (behind the gates) in Sebec Village ('60s). My kids memory: Catching sunfish off the dock, learning to run an outboard, then first "solo" without an adult in the boat.


Thursday January 15, 2009
08:19 AM

Maybe it's time to begin thinking about Sebec Lake summer rentals. See Camps-to-Rent on the home page. Camps-to-Rent ad space is free. -Mike


Thursday January 15, 2009
07:36 AM

Does anyone else remember the waterski jump anchored in front of the public beach one summer in the early sixties?

I remember getting towed by the Clark kids with an eighteen hp - just enough power to keep me up on the skis - and taking my first trip up the jump. Leaving the water and riding up the plywood surface with absolutely no control on the smooth plywood surface. Got to the top of the ramp and lost the tow rope. That split second of being suspended mid air, trying to shake off two heavy skis before my spectacular, world class belly-smack ...........


Thursday January 15, 2009
07:09 AM

Better bring your long johns, PR :-) Gil


Thursday January 15, 2009
06:48 AM

Mike - nice time lapse from yesterday - looks COLD

I could see the snow waves drifting in the wind.

Might need to up the start and stop times as the days are getting longer.


Thursday January 15, 2009
05:52 AM

The invasion has begun, 5 On the ice today 8 more tomorrow. PR-DoverDozen


Wednesday January 14, 2009
06:30 PM

Early Sebec lake memories are many, I could go on & on about them all. It was always fun to load up the whole family in my Grandfather's boat, the "Moby Dick", named because of the fantastic fountain of water out the back, It was the first, perhaps the only Turbo-Craft "Jet" boat on the lake. The fastest on the lake for years as well! I loved to sit next to the bright red monster V-8 engine, with the cover off and listen to it scream!!! It's a guy thing. We would all pile in and blast up to Packard's for suppah. About a five minute ride from Greeley's!


Wednesday January 14, 2009
04:04 PM

Squirrel cam has a new exposure focal setup?

Looks great!


Wednesday January 14, 2009
03:58 PM

Hey Mac Users:

http://picasa.google.com/mac/

Get Picasa for Mac and add your Sebec photo gallery here!


Wednesday January 14, 2009
03:42 PM

love the new cam addition at Chesuncook! Good Luck SebecTec

Go here and see six cams in Maine in one screen view:

http://www.modularsound.com/packards.html

look 1/2 way down the page

GW

ps: I want to see today's 1/14 time lapse as it should show morning drifting snow across the lake


Wednesday January 14, 2009
01:46 PM

holy moly that www.chesuncooklakehouse.com/webcam.html what a view!


Wednesday January 14, 2009
01:23 PM

My great-grandfather built the camp in Bowerbank in 1932. The camp lot and all the materials allegedly cost a total of $600. There was no road then so he built a raft out of the material and floated it down the lake from the end of the road (now Sandy Beach Road) with him and the cook stove on top. He couldn't swim a stroke.

My first memory was in the late 1940's. I was 5 or 6 and I remember my father taking me trolling in a row boat. He rowed, I "fished". Don't remember ever catching anything.

Biggest change? The number of camps now compared with "way back then".

Ah, the memories! Gil


Wednesday January 14, 2009
01:01 PM

Around 1960..tenting out on Canoodlin in severe evening/night thunderstorms with heavy lightning and high winds....being inexperienced kids we pitched the tent with the door facing up hill so the water ran right through it soaking everything!

The biggest change for me were camps being built on Canoodlin and up the shore.


Wednesday January 14, 2009
12:24 PM

+/- 1948: Grandfather lifting me up on the camp porch to see a rainbow.

1958: building an eight foot boxy boat and trolling in it with an old 2 1/2 hp second-hand Johnson bought from Bill Leavensalor for $35, and catching a big salmon "keeper" in the Narrows. In the boat I built! I still have the motor.

1968: First sailboat. (Trolled for girlfriends in that and caught a "keeper" - fortieth anniversary this Spring)


Wednesday January 14, 2009
08:19 AM

1962 - I was 5 and going into Kindergarden to start school when we returned from our 6 day trip

Earliest memory - Jet fighters doing soinc booms overhead as I hiked to the ice cave.

Biggest change - There were only six houses in Tim's Cove!

-GW


Wednesday January 14, 2009
08:13 AM

Check out Chesuncook webcam this morning - brutal, beautiful. www.chesuncooklakehouse.com/webcam.html


Wednesday January 14, 2009
05:24 AM

Early Sebec lake memories this will be fun. I,ll check back later, must go to work.


Tuesday January 13, 2009
06:58 PM

OK ALL-

What year did you first come to Sebec Lake? What are your earliest memories?

What is the biggest Sebec change now since then?

Let's see what kind of answers we get . . .


Tuesday January 13, 2009
02:01 PM

Hi Terry nice photos in the new gallery, The picture of the old Pavilion is a great look back. It won't be around much longer I fear. Thank you.


Monday January 12, 2009
04:23 PM

Gil: Yes the postcard with the Cris craft is in fact P.A.Knaut,Jr. the other two Geo. French, and Luther S. Philips Publishing Bangor,Me.


Monday January 12, 2009
04:03 PM

Ravens 12 Steelers 10

E A G L E S 44 Cardinals 13

HMMMM!


Monday January 12, 2009
03:55 PM

go cardinals ! cards 27 - eagles 23 steelers 16 - ravens 0


Monday January 12, 2009
02:47 PM

Thank you GW. Yes, some of those are pictures of lovely Bucks Cove!


Monday January 12, 2009
12:29 PM

NIce Pictures Terry!

Some of the last shots look like Marl or Dwight's camp in Bucks Cove.

GW


Monday January 12, 2009
10:28 AM

HI Giants fans - your team is endzone challenged. Stop shooting yourselves in the leg.

Well . . . off to sunny Phoenix for a thanksgiving encore.

It's always sunny in Philadelphia.


Monday January 12, 2009
08:55 AM

For anyone interested in setting up their own hi-def webcam SebecTec LLC is now online to offer webcam systems and software: www.SebecTec.com --Mike


Monday January 12, 2009
08:17 AM

I have not received replies to the several emails I have sent to the owners/operators of the dam regarding high water levels. Where I am going to be travelling for the rest of the month, I thought I would post contact information here in case someone else wants to give it a try. There is quite a bit of information on their web site that I found interesting. You may too! Gil


Sunday January 11, 2009
07:07 PM

Thanx Gil for responding to my snowmobiling question.JP


Sunday January 11, 2009
12:19 PM

Nice Postcards, indeed! Paul Knaut's work, perhaps? That also looks like the late Sumner Ward's Chris Craft. I know there were several like that on the lake in the late 50's and early 60's. His daughter Lois used to take us kids water skiing behind her father's boat. Gil


Sunday January 11, 2009
01:14 AM

Nice postcards Karla-


Saturday January 10, 2009
03:08 PM

Radio Free Sebec - NEWS

Stream RFS on your PC while you comment and browse sebec.net

Just hit the new link on the RFS page or go here: http://www.modularsound.com/RFS.m3u

Fellow sebec-ers: email us your Mp3s so Mike and I aren't the only fools here- someone must be buying the stuff at the guitar centers and recording on PCs - we cant be the only ones . . .

let's hear what other folks music sounds like. I bet there must be some talent.

Also please note - - - iTunes patch on the web at: http://www.burroak.on.ca/m3u2itunes.html

• Download M3U2iTunes1.1.zip • Double click on the file once it's downloaded to extract M3U2iTunes • Copy M3U2iTunes to your Applications folder • Select a .m3u file (hopefully you have one on your desktop or some similar location!) in the Finder, and select File->Get Info • Change "Open with" to M3U2iTunes (you may have to browse to find it) (see picture) • Press the "Change All" button to make all .m3u files open with M3U2iTunes

Works great!!! for MAC

PC solution there too.

Monson General Store page/recordings coming soon too. Soon you can practice and play along before you come out to Monson on friday nights!

Best to all! GW

ps: streaming RFS on your PC brings luck to Ice Fishermen -


Saturday January 10, 2009
01:40 PM

Hi Janylee:

This is the squirrell. My head is fine.

If you care about me, then just send more food. Milkyway bars are nice. Nuts are always good too. Corn is OK but I think it is out of season so don't go to too much trouble.

Thank you.


Saturday January 10, 2009
08:49 AM

You ought to be in Nashville today. 57 deg- Go Titans.


Friday January 09, 2009
05:27 PM

Thanks for checking Gil. My bet is its broke down. I noticed last weekend on my way through that there is a blue tarp over , what I'm guessing, is a cooling intake on the generator deck. I also noticed other equipment stored nearby. Bill S.


Friday January 09, 2009
12:05 PM

You know, I got to thinking about that squirrel again, and how the pain inflicted on his head and neck from the roof of the bird feeder on top of it, does not seem to sway him away from the gratification of the food under its cover. It seems that there is a lesson here. Some things are worth suffering for? I am having one of the deep thought moments :>) Janylee


Friday January 09, 2009
12:03 PM

You know, I got to thinking about that squirrel again, and how the pain inflicted on his head and neck from the roof of the bird feeder on top of it, does not seem to sway him away from the gratification of the food under its cover. It seems that there is a lesson here. Some things are worth suffering for? I am having one of the deep thought moments :>) Janylee


Friday January 09, 2009
08:21 AM

I sent another email this morning. Hard telling when or if I'll get a response. I will post any information that I get here.

I'm leaving Thursday for a 2 week "road trip" (honeymoon) so I will follow up again when I get back. Gil


Friday January 09, 2009
05:34 AM

Gil: your the best, thanks for all the updates!

Oh... do you think a response to your E-mail is on the way?


Thursday January 08, 2009
07:37 PM

I checked camp today and noticed that there was still one gate closed at the dam but the water level has dropped to about a foot below the top of the splashboards. I haven't had a response to my email asking about the gates at the dam so I will have to follow up on that. Found maybe 12"-16" of snow in the Bowerbank area and no sign of much snowmobile activity. A few tracks here and there but doesn't appear to be much sledding yet. Gil


Thursday January 08, 2009
04:01 PM

Thank you Mike! LA


Thursday January 08, 2009
03:46 PM

That info is accessed from the top of the page here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/car/

-Mike


Thursday January 08, 2009
02:45 PM

Would someone please tell me how much snow the lake area received from this most recent storm?

Thanks, LA in TC


Thursday January 08, 2009
01:55 PM

What it looks like in the Sebec Lake woods today: http://sebeclake.blogspot.com/2009/01/snowy-look-out-back-door-sebec-lake.html

-Mike


Thursday January 08, 2009
11:55 AM


Wednesday January 07, 2009
04:33 PM

any foot ball team s*cks whos wide receiver shoots him self in the leg

ha ha ha

Here comes Westbrook!


Wednesday January 07, 2009
02:12 PM

Does anyone know how the snomobiling is around the lake. JP


Wednesday January 07, 2009
09:46 AM

why do you say the new jersey giants suck??


Wednesday January 07, 2009
08:47 AM

Yesterday's time-lapse video shows a brave rider at 1:14:14 PM. -Mike


Wednesday January 07, 2009
06:22 AM

Just a reminder folks the pic's of the rental car on the rocks..............was not part of our group! We don't get that stupid, close but that was NOT us!!

PR-DoverDozen


Wednesday January 07, 2009
01:30 AM

football scores wrong - remember - giants suck

go refigure - try again

BTW: is there gonna be a new chapter written in the "Dover Dozen bedtime stories for Hertz and AVIS" book? More gallery pictures please

go Eagles(lucky bastards)


Tuesday January 06, 2009
05:18 PM

What breed of dog is "shadow" in Heather's photo gallery, Husky? Wonderful looking animal!


Tuesday January 06, 2009
09:29 AM

giants 22 - eagles 20 panthers 38 - cards 16 chargers 16 - steelers 14 ravens 12 - titans 9


Tuesday January 06, 2009
09:26 AM

The Dover Dozen is coming??? The rental car companies are very afraid...


Tuesday January 06, 2009
05:44 AM

9 days till the DoverDozen invasion


Monday January 05, 2009
07:54 PM

Greetings all you great Sebec area folk ! I used to be from "up your way". I live in Brewer now as an adult. We have a "family" camp on The Rips. I bring a great group of friends to Bowerbank and fish Sebec at Gary Smith's Camp off Fire Road 8. I just want to tell all of you how lucky you are and what a wonderful area you all have in the Sebec Lake Region ! I will be bringing some friends up again on the last ice fishing weekend this year and I can't wait ! ( we catch and realease after a couple photo's usually!). I will be checking back here for some tall tales and ice conditions. I used to get some "whoppa" tales from Moose Richards in Milo and Dave Eckart !


Monday January 05, 2009
04:50 PM

mike: if some of us get cameras will you let us link to you! "ballpark" money for this stuff!


Monday January 05, 2009
02:51 PM

No, don't worry, I'm keeping the webcam. I'm just establishing a small enterprise. -Mike


Monday January 05, 2009
02:10 PM

Mike, I hope this means you are getting a new one, not getting out of the business! Gil


Monday January 05, 2009
01:19 PM

I will have a website with all the juicy details. -Mike


Monday January 05, 2009
12:37 PM

Who will be selling the web cams and when, How much? What do you need to run it? SO many questions!


Monday January 05, 2009
11:36 AM

Coming soon - Sebec Lake Webcam systems for sale - Some people have asked how to have one. Now you can have your own hi-def scenic webcam.

-Mike


Monday January 05, 2009
07:17 AM

Thank you 5:47 for that nice posting thank you.


Sunday January 04, 2009
05:47 PM

My family came to Maine in the early 1700's (yes, about 300 years ago) at the mouth of the Kennebec. They worked very hard to raise children and food to feed themselves and their neighbors. I am the first in our family to have saved resourses and enough time to reside on the shores of Sebec Lake (10 years now). We as a family have waited a long time to sit on the treshhold of heaven (that's how we view the lake), and would find it very discouraging to have to deal with the likes of those who have asualted our neighbors. We are here all year and keep an eye out for our friends homes and those of summer visitors. That's the best defense. Thank you friends of the lake.


Sunday January 04, 2009
05:47 PM

My family came to Maine in the early 1700's (yes, about 300 years ago) at the mouth of the Kennebec. They worked very hard to raise children and food to feed themselves and their neighbors. I am the first in our family to have saved resourses and enough time to reside on the shores of Sebec Lake (10 years now). We as a family have waited a long time to sit on the treshhold of heaven (that's how we view the lake), and would find it very discouraging to have to deal with the likes of those who have asualted our neighbors. We are here all year and keep an eye out for our friends homes and those of summer visitors. That's the best defense. Thank you friends of the lake.


Sunday January 04, 2009
05:06 PM

I think a lot of out of staters happen because of friends. We have friends whose parents built many camps. Our friends did purchase the camp from their parents but brought good friends from where they now live up to enjoy the majestic of Sebec Lake. Some of us folks are fortunate to work damn hard all our lives to be able to meld in. I have found the locals extremely warm and welcoming...

SO for us, we continue to work hard but can't wait until he snow clears enough to get in.

Remember the day when you got in trouble at school, the school called home ad your mom gave you a licking and then THE WORDS were spoke.... WAIT TIL YOU FATHER GETS HOME.

Well sad to say, today the kid and parent will sue the school, then the kid will sue the parents and we call this progress...

I truly wish we cold return to the day when CHEWING GUM was a big deal.

I was once told that "there isn't anything good when your kids go bad". I have the BEST kids in the world who work VERY HARD for everything they do and I know they will be a pleasure for all of us to have at Sebec Lake.

Thanks to all the locals that help me out countless number of times and have treated me so very well, but also the "folks from away" who have been warm and friendly too.. Lake Sebec is special... Can't wait for the snow to clear so I can take that walk to see the Pink Lady!

Happy New Years to all my new friends!


Sunday January 04, 2009
04:44 PM

10 inches of ice about twenty five feet off shore on the Dover side of the Narrows today...


Sunday January 04, 2009
03:22 PM

To 12:20 pm you are correct I misunderstood your post. Apples and oranges you say.

As for the former police officer's posting, You will forgive me if I don't hold my breath.


Sunday January 04, 2009
12:55 PM

I was a police officer for 28 years and the one thing we can count on is that sooner or later all dirtbags screw up and leave enough evidence behind so they get caught. Or better yet they hit a place at the wrong time time and run into someone like me. then their whole world comes to a very violent end. trust me, this is the destiny of all the mutts who break into our camps.


Sunday January 04, 2009
12:20 PM

To 7:52 AM. No argument. I think we're "apples and oranges". ( or my current writing skills still justify my poor grades in high school English.)

If you reread my post you'll notice that I stated, although not clearly enough, that many of the camp owners from out of state (non resident) are descendents of the original builders.

My intent was to state that even though the owners are not local, they have roots at Sebec and also are not necessarily in a position to envoke "class envy". They own their camps - or a share of a camp - because it was handed down to them, not because they have great wealth.

I would guess that many of the Tim's Cove camps are first generation whereas a higher percentage of the lower lake camps are older and now in the hands of descendants of the builders.

Thanks for sharing the stats. It would be fun to have the same information for the rest of the lake.


Sunday January 04, 2009
10:23 AM

Thanks Mike.


Sunday January 04, 2009
09:42 AM

David at Chesuncook Lake House is posting a blog on snow and ice conditions - good info. Reporting 14" of ice on Chesuncook lake and less on lakes to the south. You can reach the blog from www.chesuncooklakehouse.com

The Chesuncook webcam is a duplicate of the setup we have here at Sebec Lake which, of course, is producing fine images :)

-Mike


Sunday January 04, 2009
07:52 AM

Interesting assumptions on local camp ownership 10:31 am. However, "just for fun" I was able to do a quick assessment of the Tim's Cove Rd. Association's Primary resident status, it breaks out this way. Local People living in town that include Sebec lake within there borders.#12 camps. Ownership in any other towns in Maine is #33 camps. Total in state camps #45. The total number of camps in the association are #113. This is not in anyway scientific, and may not represent the total Sebec lake camp population. The Tim's Cove Rd. Association IS Probably most of the "Big lake" camps. I would be more inclined to think that the "lower lake" would have more locals in it. But...It's NO WAY more than the "Outah statahs" from away. Last check the total camp population was in the 1000 + - 100

Not picking a fight here, just foolin round on a Sunday. Have a good one!


Sunday January 04, 2009
07:29 AM

Chain of small discount stores throughout Maine offering a unique shopping experience. Famous brands like Carhartt, RCA, Columbia and factory closeouts. I.E. cheap.


Sunday January 04, 2009
07:03 AM

Reny's, Uh... whats that?


Saturday January 03, 2009
04:13 PM

Hey 1:32,

Thank you. And I don't have any birkenstocks, but I am wearing a twelve year old LL Bean chamois shirt that I bought - without the tag - at Reny's. :)


Saturday January 03, 2009
01:32 PM

Hey, 10:31 am some good points. Thank you for not being dismissive of mine. :)


Saturday January 03, 2009
12:30 PM

thanks for the ice info.


Saturday January 03, 2009
10:25 AM

Is the lake safe? Hard question to answer. There may be more ice in some places than others and it will change depending on the weather. Best bet is to keep off it for another week or so, assuming we continue to have below freezing weather then find someone local who can give you an actual measurement. The warden service said in today's paper that no lakes in Central Maine were safe. Gil


Saturday January 03, 2009
10:21 AM

A few thoughts:

Camps are looted because of their isolation and the bounty within, not because of who the owners might be.

Isolation enables vandalism too, but camps are vandalized because of undisciplined foolishness, which by the way, seems to have no ownership by one specific economic class. Rich kids can be just as disrespectful, or respectful, as poor kids when it comes to the property of others.

I think the class envy theory is mostly just.... theory.

Many, if not most, of the camps that are owned by non residents are owned by decendants of the locals who built them. The current owners have deep roots in the area, but not always do they have deep pockets. Their camps have often been willed down to groups of siblings and/or other relatives so that their camps are almost "time share" properties. Sebec is not a lake of rich out-of-staters.

The local people know this. And the local people appreciate the business generated by the camp owners. The envy card is played more in jest than in earnest.

As for Roxanne Quimby, I'm not a particular fan, but she does welcome people to use her land. Just not with motorized equipment. She wants to preserve the land as it was before snow machines, four wheelers and clear cutting.

Considering that the Plumb Creek type developers want to cut the wilderness into small lots and sell them to private owners, Roxanne may, in time, look like the hero of Maine. It would be much easier in the future for her successors to open the land to motorized toys than it would be to gain access accross hundreds of small private lots and cottage fronts.

Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a way to maintain the freedom we've had while the big paper companies owned the wilderness. We've been spoiled.

Whew! Sorry that was so long winded. Happy New Year!


Saturday January 03, 2009
09:12 AM

hey, how about some lake info.does anywone know if the ice is safe? has anywone been on it? snowmobileing, how is the riding? thanks.


Saturday January 03, 2009
07:49 AM

I disagree my friend, there is a palpable dislike for people with means, especially "people from away". If it's not "class envy", than what the heck is it? That's up with the backwoods snobbery anyway? "they're from away", please! I'm sure there is no outrage from the local people when camps, out at the lake are reported broken into, probably more in the way of shadenfreude.

I don't understand this, when out of state money from tourism and taxation are almost the only thing keeping Our state of Maine's head above water!?! Then the people like Roxanne Quimby who would like to further isolate the state... to everybody without birkenstocks on! Maine is a strange place, ranking right up with Massachusetts & California!


Friday January 02, 2009
02:58 PM

Happy New Year to all at the Lake,especially those living at the Arundel Inn hope all is well.Had a great meal my last time at the Inn. The only thing better than the food was the company...Thanks again T & S ....'Denise'


Friday January 02, 2009
12:20 PM

is the lake safe yet?


Thursday January 01, 2009
04:40 PM

I don't think it is so much class envy as it is moronic criminal behavior. It just goes to show that any of us can be victimized at any time even in rural Maine and there is little we can do about it. Anyone observing suspicious activity/people should jot down descriptions and times motorized vehicles and people are observed along with a registration # just in case there is criminal activity taking place. This gives law enforcement a place to start when things do go bad.


Thursday January 01, 2009
03:05 PM

Back on Dec.5th Gil Pratt posted information regarding camp break ins in Bowerbank. I've just learned that one of the camp breaks was a family member, who I will not name in this writing. In this specific break in, the following criminal acts were performed. Investigations suggest that the criminals in this case, probably local teen "talent" a Male & female. Three doors broken & destroyed leaving the camps, two of them, exposed to the weather also broken into the workshop and boat house. In one camp they broke all but one mirror leaving glass everyplace, holes punched into the sheet rock walls,a DVD player dismantled??? a bed was slept in? In the work shop boxes of nuts bolts and hardware were dumped all over the floor. Stolen Chain saw, VCR and T-V, a quantity of food. The people own this camp are not "from away" they are good local folk heavily involved in the community and some of the most generous people who would, and do anything for other people! This type of criminal activity, born of class envy and boredom make me sick!!! I'm driven crazy by the resentment of some of the local "people" who would break and or destroy the hard earned property of others, just because they don't have the same things. My wife and I also have camp on Sebec lake, We have worked our "back sides" off in an effort to obtain a good life and have a few nice things. Often times hard work and success are met with resentment and cynicism as if it is just somehow luck. Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet, some of you should try it!

A word to you class envy resentment types,who would find it o.k. to damage other peoples success. Put down the potato chips, get off the couch... and go to work. like the rest of us had to do. No more scratch tickets, that's not going to help you. Oh... don't give me the poor me, the Maine economy is bad, because others including the people who's camp was vandalized, have locally made a go of it.

Lets start 2009 with more effort and direction and less resentment of the fine people who got it right to start with, working there butts off every day!


Thursday January 01, 2009
12:07 PM


Wednesday December 31, 2008
06:18 PM

Thanks for checking Gil. About 10 yrs ago we had our dock and boat house severly damaged by spring high ice as a result of one of the generators being out of service. I've noticed that the lake level has been abnormally high this fall and one unit appears to be off-line. Bill S.


Wednesday December 31, 2008
05:36 PM

Happy New Year to all Sebec Lakers!!!!! May 2009 be Pink and Loud for you all......


Wednesday December 31, 2008
10:41 AM

Squirrel Alert


Wednesday December 31, 2008
07:54 AM

Bill S., I'm waiting for a reply to an email about the gates. When I get it, I will share the informtion with everyone. Gil


Wednesday December 31, 2008
05:24 AM

Does anyone know the status of the 2nd generator in the village? I've noticed its been off-line for several months, even with high water spilling over the flash boards. I believe they had been working on it over the summer.

With only one unit running, we could be headed for trouble, come spring runoff....

Bill S.


Tuesday December 30, 2008
03:38 PM

falcons 37 - cardinals 20 chargers 31 - colts 30 ravens 27 - dolphins 16 eagles 40 - vikings 13


Tuesday December 30, 2008
12:53 PM

All photos summer 2009 for the contest -

ice out - columbus day

hmmmm , , , ,


Tuesday December 30, 2008
12:22 PM

GW, If I had known you didn't have a gallery, I'd have bought you one for Christmas! :>) Gil


Tuesday December 30, 2008
12:17 PM

Next up, Sebec Lake photo contest?


Tuesday December 30, 2008
11:49 AM

my photos are better than Gil's and I even don't have a gallery! (lol)

-GW

ps: Happy Loud & Quiet New Year Folks!


Tuesday December 30, 2008
11:49 AM

my photos are better than Gil's and I even don't have a gallery! (lol)

-GW

ps: Happy Loud & Quiet New Year Folks!


Sunday December 28, 2008
06:22 PM

See "Karla II" in the photo gallery. -Mike


Sunday December 28, 2008
03:24 PM

Thanks for the kind words. I'm just an amatuer. My daughter is the professional photographer in the family. I sure do enjoy it though. Gil


Sunday December 28, 2008
11:01 AM

Gil : I haven't looked at your photo gallery for a while. Wow! you are an accomplished photographer, really nice stuff. Very sorry to see that you lost your Wife of 39 years last July, did not remember ever reading that.


Sunday December 28, 2008
09:28 AM

Hi Bob,

We have not been in to camp, but last we heard from Pete on the 13th, all was well with the camps, it has snowed quite a bit up there since however.

Happy New Year!

Karla


Saturday December 27, 2008
08:35 PM

Steve and Karla..

Merry Christmas!

Have you been by the camps lately?

thx Bob


Saturday December 27, 2008
03:20 PM

his name is barry, he started using barack after returning from his trip around the world after leaving occidental college. he travelled with 2 muslims from pakistan and syria. they stopped in africa and after returning to the usa he announced he was no longer barry, that he wanted to be called barack hussein obama. hmmmmmmmmm!!


Saturday December 27, 2008
12:55 PM

Dear all,

I saw a segment with Jack Hanna, and a whole lot of wildlife, the other night on Larry King Live. I was truly amazed at God's creations, most especially the Beaver. Not too long ago, there was some discourse regarding "Beavers." And I think it is a good idea that they are protected by the State of Maine because they guys are really intelligent, and have quite a history. I just loved how he was nibbing on the food placed before him. He was chewing it meticulously, and I got to thinking, if he builds a dam they way he chews, then I would not be surprised if it was prettty "darn" good dam.

Protect the Beavers


Saturday December 27, 2008
09:21 AM

I guess it is about normal "summer" level. There is quite bit of open water above the dam. There is apparently enough flow to keep the ice from forming until you get up around the corner.

I wouldn't be surprised if you could buy some cheap plywood in Milo come spring.

Gil


Saturday December 27, 2008
07:29 AM

Have no fear Ram Island. Just another meathead rambling on about politics. He can't even spell Obama's name correctly...BARACK!!!


Saturday December 27, 2008
07:27 AM

Gil: If the water is a top of the "splash" boards, this the regular summer pitch and not a flood at this time? If we get some warm days next week, this could cause some ice to break up above the Dam, taking the plywood to the Atlantic!

Oh yah!


Friday December 26, 2008
02:37 PM

Dear Ram Island,

One of my first acts when I become president next month, God willing, will be to acquire Ram Island for a nuclear waste dump. We will first offer fair market value for each camp (say $1000? - you live back in the woods, remember-) before we take them all by eminent domain. Either Nancy, Barney, Chris or Harry will be in touch with you before January 20 to explain my plan. Peace be with you, my brother.

Barak


Friday December 26, 2008
02:29 PM

A quick update on water levels. One gate open this morning, the other is closed. The water level is about even with the top of the splashboards. Maybe an inch or so splashing over the top in the center of the dam but no significant flow over the top. Gil


Friday December 26, 2008
10:14 AM

Nancy the beast Pelosi,Barney Fwank, chris dodd and harry reed will make sure Obama sets us back 100 years. It will take the next 5 presidents with 2 terms each to undue their damage.


Friday December 26, 2008
08:02 AM


Thursday December 25, 2008
08:32 PM

God Bless the USA in 2009! With Obama AS PRESIDENT WE'LL NEED iT!!! PEACE TO ALL. RAM ISLAND


Thursday December 25, 2008
02:05 PM

Merry Christmas everyone may you all have a happy and prosperous New Year, Ice fishing in 22 days!!


Thursday December 25, 2008
11:15 AM

Happy Holiday's too all. May you holiday season be filled with every wish you have and many you haven't made yet.

PR-DoverDozen


Wednesday December 24, 2008
06:59 AM

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!!! Hey would you like to track SANTA'S trip around the world? click onhttp://www.noradsanta.org/ find out right now!

HO HO HO !


Tuesday December 23, 2008
09:34 PM

After casual observation of water levels from my dock this past summer during some of the few times a flooding rain was followed by an extended dry period, it appeared the Dam operators would bring the lake level down but then stop and hold it 6 to 8 inches higher than “past normal”. This seems to set us up for another high water period from pretty much any rain event, even if it is not that heavy. Thats my unoffical 2 cent observation.


Tuesday December 23, 2008
06:13 PM

Lack of availability of one of the gates! not sure what that is. The failure to remove the splash boards will be taken care of when the ice breaks up in April, the ice will destroy the plywood in very short order. That will cost em! who, cleans up all that broken plywood Down river, Hmmmmm. What a mess!

S.C.U.B.A. Doo


Tuesday December 23, 2008
12:12 PM

Well there,... that is good info! and should answer a lot of questions, Thanks RBH

here is a web adress for a book I found at Google:

http://books.google.com/books?id=cMWWPS2Zq5IC&pg=PA411&lpg=PA411&dq=Where+is+Linscott's+Mill+Privelege%3F&source=bl&ots=fHrUmmyyWy&sig=jKR9tT4CiimgDsQyihWhoql2sVw&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result#PPA411,M1

if this doesn't work... go to Google and type .... The Water Power of Maine by Walter Wells...

it is dated 1869 and has some cool facts, figures and other data...


Monday December 22, 2008
08:31 PM

The present operating permit now in place (recently modified - see below) for the Sebec dam operators (now Ampersand)reads as follows:

In January, 2006 the project owner, Sebec Hydro Limited Partnership, proposed to modify the operation of the approved project from its present store-and-release mode, in which lake levels are periodically drawn down to take advantage of the runoff from seasonal precipitation and snow-melt, to a run-of-river mode, in which the project would be operated on an outflow equals inflow basis and lake levels would remain stable except when a drawdown is needed to control flooding or due to operating emergencies.

The DEP determined that the proposed change should “reduce the environmental impacts of fluctuating lake levels while enhancing the economic viability of the project”. Accordingly, by Department Order #L-8594-35-H-M, dated August 17, 2005, Condition 1 of Board Order #49-8594-21180 dated July 13, 1983, as previously modified by Board Order #L-8594-35-G-M dated July 19, 1995, was further modified to read as follows:

Condition 1 (as remodified):

A. Except as temporarily modified by (1) approved maintenance activities, (2) extreme hydrologic conditions as defined below, (3) emergency electrical system conditions as defined below, or (4) agreement between the applicant, appropriate state and/or federal agencies, and the Sebec Lake Association, and commencing October 1, 2005 the project shall be operated in a run-of-the river mode, with outflow approximately equal to the inflow on an instantaneous basis except during flashboard failure or replacement, and with Sebec Lake levels maintained within six inches of full pond elevation (that is between elevations 322.8 and 322.3 feet) when flashboards are in place and within three inches of spillway crest elevation (that is, between elevations 321.3 and 321.0 feet) when flashboards are not in place. B. “Extreme Hydrologic Conditions” means the occurrence of events beyond the applicant’s control, such as, but not limited to, abnormal precipitation, extreme runoff, flood conditions, ice conditions or other hydrologic conditions such as the operational restrictions and requirements contained herein are impossible to achieve or are inconsistent with safe operation of the project. C. “Emergency Electrical System Conditions” means operating emergencies beyond applicant’s control which require changes in flow regimes to eliminate such emergencies which may in some circumstances include but are not limited to equipment failure or other abnormal temporary operating condition, generating unit operation or third party mandated interruptions under power supply emergencies; and orders from local, state, or federal law enforcement or public safety authorities. D. Notwithstanding Part A of this condition, the lake level shall whenever possible be drawn down in late winter to help reduce seasonal flooding, with a target lake level of 317.8 feet on or before March 31st, and a minimum flow of 40 cfs, as established in Condition 3 of this permit, shall be maintained at all times.

Condition 2 (already eliminated)

Condition 3 (contained now within Condition 1 – in Part D)

Unfortunately, the lack of availability of one of the gates at the dam has significantly hampered the dam operator's capability to "manage" the lake level. Specifically, this fall it apparently was not possibile to lower the lake sufficiently to remove the splash boards. This will have spring thaw consequnces.

RBH (SLA)


Monday December 22, 2008
06:14 PM

Sh: you could be correct re: "flowage" rights, I have no idea. The "splash boards you speak of are the level that is considered to be normal at approximately 322.ft. give of take inches. If you look at the lake level over the past year alone you can see water fluctuation in order of 7ft. That is nuts.

Scuba Doo


Monday December 22, 2008
04:52 PM

Scuba Doo... Thanks for the info and dates.... next time I'm at the registry, I'll do some digging....

wasn't that dam recently (last 15 or 20 years) upgraded?.. or reconstructed?...

typically a dam owners "flowage rights" are tied to the original elevation of the concrete dam or spillway,... plus an elevation for installing "flash" "splash" or "flush" boards... this means they have the right to flood to that elevation....

None of this has anything to do with their policy of water storage.... for that... I would suggest contacting either the MDEP, the USDEP or USF&W.... or ?, any one of these agencies may have jurisdiction over the elevation of the flowage... depending on habitat, wildlife, plant species, class, etc... I don't know who has what say over the Sebec watershed.... but if I had to guess I would say it's the Feds,... as the flow empties into the Penobscot,... and there is an effort to maintain a Salmon Population....

just my 2 cents...

SH


Monday December 22, 2008
04:01 PM

Merry Christmas to all of Sebec Lake. Lets all hope for some christmas cheer and a coming properous year. GS - Dover Dozen


Monday December 22, 2008
03:34 PM

Here is a copy of an email I received back in July regarding my inquiry into the high water and the fluctuations.

Dear Mr. Pratt:

My name is Lutz Loegters and I am working for Ampersand Sebec Lake Hydro, managing the Sebec Hydro facility.

Thank you for your comments. We are currently experiencing a couple of difficulties with our generators resulting in irregular water levels. As you might have noticed, we are presently in the process of fixing the problem with mechanics on site.

We are hoping to get back to normal production and water levels in the next weeks.

Thank you again for your concern. If you have any other questions,please let me know.

Best regards, Lutz Loegters

His email address is: Lutz@londoneconomics.com if anyone wants to find out first-hand what is going on six months later.

Gil


Monday December 22, 2008
02:35 PM

SH: what you say is true, the owner of the dam has no control over what falls from the sky one way or the other. HOWEVER, when the rain comes or when the snow melts, they can and should open the friggin gates and let the water out! Gil has kept us up to date with the happenings with splash boards gates etc. As we write only one gate is open, and water has frozen high!

I have been a guest and then a property owner on this, Sebec lake dating back to 1958. the dam has had many owners, I have never witnessed high water like the last few years. My Uncle has been on the lake, and father helped build the dam in the 1930s He had never witnessed water like we have been having. I'll go out on a limb and say it is a malfeasance on the the part of the operation and or ownership of the dam. All you Loon lovers out there, including myself, have not seen any loon chicks for a few years! The loons will stop coming if they can't nest. As it stands now Sebec water level fluctuations are hostile to Loon populations, only one of many high water issues, property damage not the least of.

Scuba doo


Monday December 22, 2008
02:20 PM

Check out http://www.chesuncooklakehouse.com/webcam.html

Looks like plenty of snow for your sledding!


Monday December 22, 2008
02:13 PM

Pepperidge farm, remembers!!


Monday December 22, 2008
11:01 AM

Mike, We are away for a few weeks to visit children and grandchildren in the Nashville area. Our best contact with our home is your site with a view of the lake and its conditions. I feel you are a blessing to us as God provides us this little bit of security and piece of mind. Thank you for your patience and time in managing this site.

God bless and have a great Christmas.


Monday December 22, 2008
09:59 AM

I'll echo the sentiments in support of Mike and his dedication to this site,... I look at it often for weather info, photos, local color, etc....

Thanks! and Merry Christmas!

also,... I have had an oportunity to read many deeds regarding riparian rights, flush boards, power company obligations, etc,... I do not believe the owner of the dam has any "obligation to the abutting camp lot owners" to maintain a certain water elevation ,... however, it is their best interest to maintain a good relationship with them.

They need proper permits from the State and Federal Agencies whose jurisdiction the dam falls in, and there are some specifications to meet,... but

... and when faced with the amount of extreme weather this past year,... and considering the maintenance issues involved ... I'd say, all things considered,... they have done a decent job.... you just can't control what falls from the sky and how frozen the earth gets....

If you want to know what rights the owner of the dam has over your property,... visit the Piscataquis County Registry of Deeds,... and follow the chain of title (of your lot) back to the original owner,..... The Historical Society may also be a good source of information?

SH


Sunday December 21, 2008
03:46 PM

Merry Christmas, Mike and Jan, and let me add my thanks to that of others for all the work you do all year long to keep the web cam and all the other information available to everyone with a connection to Sebec Lake.

The Chesuncook web cam will be a great addition. I had the good fortune to spend a night at a campsite a mile or so south of Chesuncook Village a few years ago and was treated to a full moon rising over Mt. Katahdin. It has to be one of the prettiest spots in the Maine wilderness.

To all my fellow Sebec Lakers, Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Gil


Sunday December 21, 2008
01:21 PM

This is Mike, thanks everyone for contributing with your comments. Yes, we have brought the high quality wicked good webcam to Chesuncook Lake House. David has got a great view of Katahdin and now everyone can enjoy it. On a clear day you can see the whole range of mountains in Baxter State Park - I can see Doubletop, Baxter Peak, Pamola, and the Brothers. Great great view. http://www.ChesuncookLakeHouse.com

Merry Christmas!

-Mike


Sunday December 21, 2008
10:09 AM

I just chiseled a hole in front of camp just below the Narrows and found about 4" on shore....water has frozen high..watch out for shell ice on the shores when the water drops.... Merry Christmas to all DH


Sunday December 21, 2008
08:39 AM

Did you know that Dover-Foxcroft had a Historical society. It is a wonderful way to learn more about the Sebec lake area take a look!http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~medfhs/ to join is short money, it nice to support something nice like this anyway that works for you.

Merry Christmas, be good for goodness sake!


Sunday December 21, 2008
08:06 AM

yes - less rant more stuff like . . .

Dear Santa - thank you for the early xmas present of a new Chesuncook web cam!!!

Bison and Katahdin - it looks sooo wicked good!

http://www.chesuncooklakehouse.com/webcam.html

Thank you mike!

be good to each other y'all


Sunday December 21, 2008
06:01 AM

Mike appears usually VERY tolerant about the occasional rants that develop unpredictably over a casual comment or observation. The stuff does have it's origins in lake related topics, then they get twisted out of shape. The real shame is that some people who get offended can't articulate a thought well enough to avoid naughty words. Just so you potty mouths, know Mike usually will pull the very naughty words out. Naughty words only make WORK for an awesome web host Mike McCormack. Why make this into a baby sitting job for him?

Thank you mike, Really love all that you do for our enjoyment. understand if you shut down.

Merry Christmas and a Happy new year to you and your family !!!!


Saturday December 20, 2008
10:48 PM

mike,i suggest you take the guestbook off line till after christmas.some people are just to childish. possibly stressed from the hoidays,to bad.this site should be for SEBEC LAKE topics only.NOT TO ARGUE ABOUT STUPID CRAP!!!! anyway mike,i love this site and appreciate all your hard work,i know you don't have to. MERRY CHRISTMAS


Saturday December 20, 2008
07:39 PM

How can there be peace on Earth when there can't even be peace in Tims Cove, over a "Pink Camp." Think about that...............


Saturday December 20, 2008
05:15 PM

squirrel-sicles


Saturday December 20, 2008
03:31 PM

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!! PLEASE LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH!!


Saturday December 20, 2008
02:16 PM

It's to bad you people have nothing better to do but pick on good down to earth people who help the commuity when you do nothing but bitch!I think you are a useless piece of shit . I feel sorrry for you.


Saturday December 20, 2008
02:11 PM

This web site is full of assholes!!!!!!!!!! Fact


Saturday December 20, 2008
01:32 PM

Well Mike? Is the 18th the official day or is there a debate due to an open hole in the middle of the lake? Looking at the temps, it probably won't be open for long.

Prize suggestion: a frozen margarita, in fact I'll have one to celebrate the (un)official ice in tonight.

May the Ice Out come early and the Black Flies not come at all!

--Schoodic Lake George


Saturday December 20, 2008
12:31 PM

Yes a few people had said that only one gate open, because of repairs. It would appear that the turbines are an ongoing problem they break down all the time! I don't recall this as a problem going a few year back. I don't know who owns the dam now, but I understand they could be held liable for damage due to high water. I'm not sure on that, but I was told this.


Saturday December 20, 2008
10:54 AM

Yeah, how about the high water level? That ought to be good for some controversy? Why the heck is the water so high? G


Saturday December 20, 2008
10:18 AM

It's probably time to let up on Mr. Crepeau! enough pink stuff etc. His misdemeanors carry their own penalty. Equally difficult to read are the comments in his defense, you need to know the whole story, good and bad. Lets just let it go. It's one thing to comment on camp you saw while hunting, another to beat it to death for days! Let's beat something else up.

15" snow coming, that will keep you busy!


Saturday December 20, 2008
09:50 AM

Is it a loud boat if the engine noise is from a recording on cd of a loud boat played on my boat's loud stereo? Will you be fooled? Irritated? What if I dye my exhaust pink? I could bring chain saws and barking dogs too for the concaphony boat ride.

Rediculous Na- I'll just worry about my fhooks sharpness and ya all can crank it up.


Saturday December 20, 2008
08:27 AM

Just ONE lump? Gee, it's time for Frosty to come back, and we need two.

We'll have to keep and eye out for him..........

(I'm sure one of us will earn another lump soon.)

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!


Friday December 19, 2008
10:39 PM

To those who hide in cyber space to throw criticism at generous hardworking people, you need to only look in the mirror if you wish to see the real depths immaturity. Santa has a lump of coal for you!


Friday December 19, 2008
06:08 PM

Hi! I'm a human being! What are you!


Friday December 19, 2008
04:26 PM

I'm going to paint my boat pink and scream up and down the lake next summer with my new open exhaust.

You can get too old but never too immature.

Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year all you Sebec folks!!


Friday December 19, 2008
04:06 PM

Folks! please do not forget the photo galleries they are really nice to see off season. I was just looking at mike's, nice new photos Mike nice job.

Snowing hard now, in north eastern Ma . Merry Christmas every one!!!


Friday December 19, 2008
01:42 PM

Merry Christmas Sebec Lakers, especially warm wishes to Tom and Sharon, generous hard working people who have donated time and equipment to improve our road. They have put a lot of work and craftsmanship into building their camp and I for one love it. Thanks Tom and Sharon and Merry Christmas.


Friday December 19, 2008
01:41 PM

Sebec Lake - 10 degrees and Nashville, Tenn - 70 degrees Well it looks like Christmas will be in Tenn. for us this year.


Friday December 19, 2008
11:51 AM

Well, I have the pleasure of being new. I used to stay with friends in the narrows and had the good fortune to purchase.

For Christmas, my friends on the lake gave me a set of binoculars to see what is going on!

Tom, Can you tell us the story of the Pink Lady? You can tell here or send it to me offline bcondon11@yahoo.com

Also what is "Arundel Inn"? Fishing camp? Hunting camp?

Thanks

Bob


Friday December 19, 2008
10:03 AM

Thank god for " LOUD " boats!


Friday December 19, 2008
10:02 AM

Do you ever wonder what life would be like if you had enough oxygen at birth?


Friday December 19, 2008
09:38 AM

If you thought you were looking at a PINK panther, you were drinking too much Kool Aid last night. :-) G


Friday December 19, 2008
08:41 AM

Are you sure?

maybe it's a panther?...

a

PINK

panther?

sorry,... just fool'n.... geeshhhh.... lighten up, eh?.... and Merry Christmas!


Friday December 19, 2008
06:52 AM

Looks like cat tracks on the lake! G


Friday December 19, 2008
05:15 AM

We are bracing for the big snow down here in mass. 10" are possible. we will have a White Christmas!!!!

Heat miser


Thursday December 18, 2008
08:21 PM

time for bed. goodnight all.


Thursday December 18, 2008
08:20 PM

Go ahead, tell them everything you know. It"ll only take 10 seconds.


Thursday December 18, 2008
07:53 PM

Is that your nose or did mother get bit by a lobster!


Thursday December 18, 2008
07:42 PM

if you don;t like noisy boats go to a quiet pond!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday December 18, 2008
07:26 PM

Are the (kids) bothering you? A few apparent new people logging on today not yet accustomed to the regular ongoing goofy stuff that gets kicked around from time to time. Whats the harm? If the content is light we are immature, then if the discussion gets hot, or critical, everybody is a malcontent or a complainer.

How can we better please our readers?

Perhaps we could resume the Loon recipe discussion of few years ago that was a crowd pleasing topic, or The noisy cigarette boats. How cold is the ice anyway? Is water wet, when it's frozen?


Thursday December 18, 2008
06:24 PM

What a bunch of Kids on this site!!


Thursday December 18, 2008
05:36 PM

Why, Thank-you J&J for your gracious and humbling comments. As both I the King, and the Queen will always remember the people who got us here. JP


Thursday December 18, 2008
05:35 PM

Why, Thank-you J&J for your gracious and humbling comments. As both I the King, and the Queen will always remember the people who got us here. JP


Thursday December 18, 2008
05:19 PM

I have never been on this website, Although i see there are alot of inmature people on it! I work hard to help with the rds,filling pot holes, donating trucks to haul gravel, a tractor to grade rds and i spent $3,ooo to fix the rds by the Arundel Inn, where i will be living full time from now on. Never once have i commented on others since it"s not my bussiness. If you don't know the story behind the Pink Lady, my other camp, how dare you comment on it. My neighbors on either side Greg,ed&deidra,al&marie and don weston love it. As all the kids who travel from far to see it. Had i known how some of the people are at this lake i never would have bought it!So from now on keep you comments to yourself until you here the real story behind the Pink Lady. Also rather than rattle your mouths why don't you rattle your hands and help us to fix the rds! So we can all get to our beloved destination (SEBEC LAKE) safely. Sincerely Yours, Thomas Crepeau (THE PINK LADY)!


Thursday December 18, 2008
04:14 PM

Snagglepuss has spoken. The ice is in.


Thursday December 18, 2008
04:09 PM

Party pooper... Is it? Well, it's in as far as we can see. :) -Mike


Thursday December 18, 2008
03:57 PM

wait a minute -

Isn't the big lake still open water - way way way out in the middle?

I bet it might not freeze until tomorrow . . . afternoon.

GW


Thursday December 18, 2008
02:46 PM

heavens to murgatroid!!


Thursday December 18, 2008
02:30 PM

Why, Thank-you J&J for your gracious and humbling comments. As both I the King, and the Queen will always remember the people who got us here. JP


Thursday December 18, 2008
01:17 PM

Congrats! JP of cedars... or shall we call you "King JP". I feel honored to know you. After such a prestigious award, I hope you will make time for the peasants in your life. Enjoy your throne! With admiration, J&J


Thursday December 18, 2008
12:51 PM

I feel honored to be given this gracious award.I except this award for all those wonderful summer and winter residents who have had as many great experiences as I have had on the most beautiful lake in the world. Happy HOHOs to everyone and have a safe and Happy New Year!!JP@ The Cedars


Thursday December 18, 2008
12:09 PM

Querry:Now what should the prize be... any ideas?

Idea: a cat

Mark


Thursday December 18, 2008
11:14 AM

Looks like we have a winner: John P. of the Bowerbank Yacht Club has correctly guessed the 2008 ice-in as Dec 18, 2008. Runners up are B.J. Smith of Scotland and Clyde. I think we can say, with reasonable certainty, that this ice is in until spring. I include naming runners up because who knows if the ice did not freeze-up before midnight yesterday.

So congratulations to John P.! Now what should the prize be... any ideas?

-Mike


Thursday December 18, 2008
10:49 AM

lets find a coon cat, paint his white stripes pink,... and send him across the lake chasing that squirrel..... that will be the test to see if the ice is in....

just cuz,... heheheh


Thursday December 18, 2008
10:41 AM

O.K. So I thought the lake was going to freeze on the 8th December, thanks to the wind I was wrong. I don't need to be local to tell you - it's frozen this time for sure!

Joel from MD


Thursday December 18, 2008
10:24 AM

If you own your land and pay your taxes it really nobody's bussiness what they do there camp. There not there to please there neighbors they are there for themselves, so who cares.So stop being a busy body.


Thursday December 18, 2008
10:13 AM

You can still drive in the snow is very crusty, although there's another storm coming in a big one for sunday. If so your doomed.


Thursday December 18, 2008
09:49 AM

Enquiring minds want to know. If a cat is strolling on the lake today does it need a PFD?

Mark


Thursday December 18, 2008
08:32 AM

the snow looked pink this morning.


Thursday December 18, 2008
07:29 AM

I think we are really in this time - release the cats! -Mike


Thursday December 18, 2008
07:00 AM

Looks like the lake skimmed over last night. You better get the cat some snow shoes. :-) Gil


Thursday December 18, 2008
06:50 AM

thinking i might take that cat tubing today ( i know you winter people miss him) i'll be sure to swing him past the web cam for ya!


Thursday December 18, 2008
05:29 AM

Thank you! for the Tim's cove Rd. report, your the best! Hey you went in on snow machine, but can it be driven? ...FWD truck ?...chains? how about (the HILL!) :0


Thursday December 18, 2008
05:23 AM

Bob: welcome to Sebec lake, congratulations on your new camp. and nice to see you on the guestbook as well.

To your question, Unless you walk with a white cane, your gonna see the pink camp. It's north of you 1 1/2 miles.

Bring sun glasses!


Wednesday December 17, 2008
08:24 PM

We snowmobiled down on Tim's Cove rd. fri. night and checked on peoples camps everything looked fine no trees in the road only thing was there was no power.


Wednesday December 17, 2008
06:35 PM

On the subject of Ice damage. I spoke to the Dover-Foxcroft Fire chief, He has a camp and was going to check on the camps however he thought they would be O.K. He also said that the storm really was not that bad at the lake. Most of the Ice damage was down south. I asked specifically about tree damage, He said very little. Hope that is a help.:)


Wednesday December 17, 2008
04:42 PM

17 Dec/1:48 entry: Nice addition to an otherwise intelligent discussion thread. Brown noses (sic)? Really?


Wednesday December 17, 2008
04:18 PM

I found the lake extremely quiet. There seemed to be very few folks in the area and those that did drive, did very little boating.

I am very new owner to the lake (purchased in Sept) so I did not get enough time there... I used to go to the camp next to Dot 30 years ago...

Clearly, I am in the area of the Pink Lady as our camp is on Tim's Cove Road, but have never seen it... Where is it? will need to take that walk next summer!

thx

bob


Wednesday December 17, 2008
03:49 PM

Any Sturgeon caught in the lake this year?


Wednesday December 17, 2008
02:08 PM

what time is it ??


Wednesday December 17, 2008
01:56 PM

Maybe they were coyotes.


Wednesday December 17, 2008
01:48 PM

Can't we all get along. You all sound like BROWN NOSES.Who cares.


Wednesday December 17, 2008
01:34 PM

I think there were many loud boats last summer, most of all uncontrollable barking dogs that most people don't want to listen to.


Wednesday December 17, 2008
01:04 PM

Haven't had any reports of tree damage here... anyone? -Mike


Wednesday December 17, 2008
11:24 AM

Was ther much damage to tree's etc at the lake? there was allot down here in MA.


Wednesday December 17, 2008
10:55 AM

boy the water is getting very cold!


Wednesday December 17, 2008
10:40 AM

Aren't pink houses a style in the alps or italy? I saw the pink house and I think it looks nice with some good trim as I recall. I am just glad I don't live near it.

And the boats were pretty quiet from over there last summer


Wednesday December 17, 2008
09:46 AM

Can't we all just get along? We're part of a very exclusive and fortunate community--Sebec Lakers. We're stakeholders of one of the premier bodies of water in the state and dare I say, the US and beyond. We need to count our blessings and count the days until we can be out there enjoying our lake again. Merry Christmas! Big WY PS: TM, stay in the game--we'd miss your insights!


Wednesday December 17, 2008
09:30 AM

i wish all of you would just talk about the lake instead of stupid crap!!!


Wednesday December 17, 2008
09:20 AM

so there's a pink camp on the lake. wow!! who cares?? either: they really like the color, they are color blind, they don't want their camp mistaken for someone else's, someone else painted it without their permission, its a sentimental thing, they lost a bet, someone dared them, they want attention, they hoped people would be annoyed, they assumed there are pink fans around the lake, they always wanted a pink house, its a tribute to john cougar mellencamp, they beat to a different drum, they just don't care what other people think. it must be one or several of the above.


Wednesday December 17, 2008
06:31 AM

In this life, is it not important to understand we all have a different perspective on things. I wonder, are we now so thin skinned that we can't take a little "poke" now and then. We need to be able to give and take freely. This Guestbook is a great way to communicate all things Sebec lake. The subjects cover a wide spectrum for sure, I would hope that would be O.K., Mike is the final authority.

I never saw T.M.s comment, but I'll bet it was no big deal and if it was...COME ON, just role with it.

When you and Tom painted the camp... rocks, trees, etc.(Hot pink), did you think no one would ever notice, or comment?

I'll be willing to bet you would have been very disappointed if nobody commented, am I right? Question, why not blaze orange?

As I understand it, you and Tom are very active in the Tim's cove area and have no question that you contribute a lot to that cause, no doubt it's appreciated. I think You have an absolute right, to paint your camp, trees, rocks, any color you want to, but... if I personally had to look at it, I might not be extra happy. Fact is, in this natural waterfront setting, other people pay huge money to ejoy a nice water front, with a view , some might not enjoy looking across the lake to see a HOT pink camp, But you know that I'm sure.

Please try not to take offense of my comments, I'm not attacking you guys or picking a fight, only expressing an opinion.

On the bright side YOU are now a landmark like the "Castle" or Packard's on Sebec Lake! People may now travel far and wide to have a look, whats the harm? just smile and wave.

Please, lets all have a Merry Christmas!


Tuesday December 16, 2008
08:48 PM

Hey, TM, very classy response. Sure hope you reconsider not posting on this site anymore. Many of us would miss your comments about goings-on at the lake. I dare say that you know as much as anyone as to what is happening at the lake. I sure would miss your perspective! Gil


Tuesday December 16, 2008
07:30 PM

TM,Apology excepted. Sharon


Tuesday December 16, 2008
07:12 PM

Sharon i think the old fisherman sign is the best complement a man could give his wife. and Tom is one of the nicest guys i know he is a real asset to tims cove. i am sorry i didint make my comments clear. i hope to see you soon to tell you how sorry i am. and i will take your advice and mind my own business i will never post another comment on this webb site.sorry i upset you T M


Tuesday December 16, 2008
08:46 AM

Looks like the cat will need a life jacket if he (she?) wants to walk (swim?) across the lake today. :-) Gil


Tuesday December 16, 2008
08:43 AM

I was not hard on TM. I think his comment was rude, what do you think he met. People complain about others , camps, signs, oh also rocks in the road.I wish more people would just enjoy there life's and camp and stop wondering what there neighbors are doing. Sharon


Tuesday December 16, 2008
07:22 AM

Im sorry if i started something.You have a beautiful home and looks like you take great pride with it as you should.I will be sure to come by this summer to say hi.May you and your family have safe and happy holiday season. RS.


Monday December 15, 2008
09:10 PM

I think Sharon was a little hard on TM he was just asking innocent questions......


Monday December 15, 2008
09:10 PM

I think Sharon was a little hard on TM he was just asking innocent questions......


Monday December 15, 2008
06:50 PM

TM, The best catch tom has ever made was me.Maybe you ought to stop by for some ice cream at the pink lady.You know what if you have any questions about permits or what flavor you want come over to see me. Do you have a problem about our camp. Maybe it's a little to bright for you. Well we are very proud of our camp so mind your business, we work very hard for what we have.We are there all winter we check on everybodys camp for ice and tree damage or theft just because we like people to do that for us. . This web site amazes me. Sharon P>S> thank those for the great comments. Hope to see you this summer.


Monday December 15, 2008
04:34 PM

very warm right now . wind is starting to blow. hope yhe cat stays on shore. T M


Monday December 15, 2008
09:36 AM

See http://www.chesuncooklakehouse.com/webcam.html


Sunday December 14, 2008
07:35 PM

TM, you may be right however I also know you have a vested interest to hold out until Jan 6 ;) Accuweather.com predicts a high of 46F tomorrow and then forecasts freezing or below for the next 10 days - wind may be a factor as well. Cat has a life vest.


Sunday December 14, 2008
07:23 PM

Hey Mike have you checked this weeks weather forcast? I think the cat might get wet. TM


Sunday December 14, 2008
05:24 PM

I'm ready to declare ice-in to be Sunday Dec 14 if there is no dissent (and if it holds). Let's wait a few days to see.

-Mike


Sunday December 14, 2008
04:56 PM

From Barbara Noel Buonaugurio, ( Steve Jackman's Mom) I had such fun today looking at the old and new photos. What a gift to be able to view them! I really miss the idea that Dot Warren is not among us. J.P. was my classmate and we were pretty good friends back in the day. The kick sled that I had and gave to Steve was. I think, made by Fred Washburn. I remember him wel and he used to recite poetry to me when I was a little girl with a little curl, right in the middle of my forehead. BB


Sunday December 14, 2008
04:48 PM

checked the landing just before dark. this cats not going out there!!!!


Sunday December 14, 2008
04:48 PM

checked the landing just before dark. this cats not going out there!!!!


Sunday December 14, 2008
12:42 PM

I think I can see some day old cat tracks our there, Mike.

E


Sunday December 14, 2008
11:26 AM

Looks like ice to me. Deep Cove Cam at Pemadumcook shows lots of white.


Sunday December 14, 2008
10:13 AM

It's looking good for SH. Let's see if the ice holds. -Mike


Sunday December 14, 2008
09:55 AM

Is that ice forming on the surface of the lake I see? Looks like a cool morning. 9 degrees in Brownville according to the computer. --Schoodic Lake George


Sunday December 14, 2008
09:19 AM

It doesn't look like there was as much ice damage at the lake as there was to the south. Don't see ice on the tree branches in the webcam. An indication of the locales having ice damage can be inferred from the outage reports from www.cmpco.com There is power at Greelys landing.

-Mike


Sunday December 14, 2008
06:45 AM

you can buy kick sleds now at "Kick Sled Depot"


Sunday December 14, 2008
06:36 AM

MORE INFORMATION, on the unique Kicksled. One is Pictured on Mike's Home page. According to Jack Battiek, writing in the Dover-Foxcroft Historical society news letter. The Kick sled was invented in Norway (the country) not the town, and came over here from Sweden! The agent of introduction to Maine was reported to be a Monson resident Gustaf Johnson. In Dover-Foxcroft they were manufactured by Fred Washburn in the 1920s-1930s. A Kicksled is still manufactured in revised form by the Vermont kicksled Co. Richmond Vt. (802)434-5048 orhttp://vermontkicksled.com/ have fun!

P.S. Would or could, anyone around the lake please report on the damage and after effects of this Fridays Ice storm! Very concerned about the camp!!! Most of northern Ma. and south central N.H. is a total mess, Power is still and will be out for thousands of people for days! Just TRY to buy a generator, or a chain saw! yuh right.

Mr. Winter Warlock


Thursday December 11, 2008
07:15 PM

This web site never fails to amuse me. Ice cream from the pink lady? I wonder if Tom has the proper permits and licences . Did you see the sign that says an old fisherman lives here with the best catch he ever made? cant help but wonder what that got him. T M


Thursday December 11, 2008
05:59 PM

I believe That the "pink lady" camp is actually an Ice cream stand in the summer. It's the pride of Tim's cove. Sure nice.


Thursday December 11, 2008
11:44 AM


Thursday December 11, 2008
10:00 AM

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME 507 AM EST THU DEC 11 2008

...ANOTHER MAJOR WINTER STORM IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT THE REGION LATER TODAY INTO FRIDAY...

.LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO LIFT OUT OF THE GULF COAST STATES TODAY AND THEN MOVE ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN MAINE FRIDAY. THIS LOW HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BRING SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND ICE TO THE REGION.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Monson&state=ME&site=CAR&textField1=45.2869&textField2=-69.5017&e=1

-Mike


Thursday December 11, 2008
06:54 AM

I have been around Sebec Lake by boat,snowmobile,and 4wheeler and have seen alot of beautiful camps and some places on the lake are considerd land marks.such as the castle or the narrows. While on a recent hunting trip we were heater huntig and came across a camp that i had never seen before.This place was some what out of place.The camp/home known as The Home Of The Pink Lady.Nice place.beautiful paint job.Seeya on the ice soon. RS.


Wednesday December 10, 2008
06:41 PM

Tim Merrill has started a museum at greelys landing.


Wednesday December 10, 2008
06:07 PM

Try the County Fair,... I know Fryburg has a museum of that sort of stuff... What about Piscataquis?... or Brownville Historical Society?.. Sebec Village?


Wednesday December 10, 2008
07:43 AM

I believe that if you look around, you'll find LOTS of kick sleds around in the backs of barns, sheds, etc. They were lots of fun before we became so proficient at snow and ice removal! I've been trying to find a museum somewhere to donate my father's, but it's hard to find one that doesn't already have one. So, it sits in storage... --Big Wy


Tuesday December 09, 2008
09:49 PM

Check out Karla's kick sled on the home page. -M


Tuesday December 09, 2008
07:18 PM

Tues 4:27 nice to hear back from someone who has a kick sled, especially a valued family "hand me down"... very cool!

What an old and nostalgic, wonderful thing the kick sled is!

For the folks who have no idea what the heck a kick sled is, It's a wooden chair that is mounted on two wonderful Black smith type Iron "slay runners" 10ft. long, the rider or secured cargo goes on the wooden seat. The person charged with pushing duties "kicks" or pushes on the sled via the grab handles fashioned on the back of the chair. Once a coasting speed is attained the "pusher" may then stand on the runners and ride out the momentum, or down hill.

In the old days, Back before the streets were salted and sanded like they are today, you could ride this thing all over town. Kick sleds are still a unique way to get around out in the lake, IF the snow is not to heavy after the ice has become safe.

I have pictures of my kick sled that was my Mother's Barbara Noel, daughter of Dr. Noel, Who had a camp on Sebec lake, on Cotton brook rd. by greeley's landing, I'm not sure how old this sled is, however it was often used back in the 1940s and 1950s on Sebec lake and around town during that time. I have only seen one other kick sled ever! Perhaps I've seen yours? Perhaps Mike will post them for all to see!


Tuesday December 09, 2008
04:27 PM

I have a kick sled that we still use on the lake when ice conditions permit...they are definitely rare and this one was built by my great grandfather nearly 100 years ago...great fun!


Tuesday December 09, 2008
03:23 PM

I would say the lake is still about 18 to 20 inches above normal .T M


Tuesday December 09, 2008
02:36 PM

Is the lake still a foot or 2 into flood stage? is it going down at all? if this freezes, my dock is bye bye...and it won't float.. so I'll have a dock graveyard off my shore....lovely


Tuesday December 09, 2008
11:08 AM

did you see the cat? walking on water!!!!


Monday December 08, 2008
08:32 PM

Some cold nights coming up after Wednesday... Ice-in contest is heating up (or cooling down?)

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Dover+Foxcroft&state=ME&site=CAR&textField1=45.2129&textField2=-69.1804

-Mike


Monday December 08, 2008
06:21 PM

Joel from Maryland. if you lived here year around you could wait. weatherman says high of 50 on wed with rain. no ice till jan.


Monday December 08, 2008
03:46 PM

Looks like the wind is calming down. The lake should freeze tonight! Cant' wait to see it tomorrow

- Joel from Maryland


Monday December 08, 2008
07:57 AM

On the lake this morning, I think that's called "sea smoke" ?

-Mike


Sunday December 07, 2008
06:04 PM

Hi Karla, PR is right, just login to your picasa account and then add photos to your gallery.

-Mike


Sunday December 07, 2008
02:41 PM

Go to the Cape Porpoise webcam, and watch the penguins in the lower right corner, funny.


Sunday December 07, 2008
07:26 AM

Looks like the lake water temp. is now starting to trend downward over the last few days.


Saturday December 06, 2008
08:01 PM

Steve & Karla You will need to log into your account you started with http://picasa.google.com/

PR-DoverDozen


Saturday December 06, 2008
05:54 PM

Mike: It looks as if it is possible to add to Our photo gallery, rather than posting another one. Ya no? It looks as if, "PR Dover dozen" have added some pictures somehow.

Steve & Karla


Saturday December 06, 2008
04:20 PM

Looks like the bird has made himself quite at home on that little perch. Do the squirrel and bird ever gather at the same time? Sure looks beautiful and peaceful on the lake. And the sunrise this morning with the pinks and purples was breathtaking. Any wildlife appearances as of late?


Saturday December 06, 2008
12:12 PM

Working on the sno-blower today,could need it any time now. Another little project is to paint my kick sled. Any one know what a kick sled is? Very local and rare stuff! The D-F historical society has one I think.


Friday December 05, 2008
04:43 PM

Interesting to see skim ice on some of the coves this afternoon. Also, the river in Dover behind the old Moosehead plant is skimmed over except for a channel down the middle where the current flows. Not long, now, I'd guess. Gil


Friday December 05, 2008
04:26 PM

The article on the break ins was rather vague as far as location,if Police are looking for information. Thanks so much Gil for the heads up, you are always good at keeping us non year round folks informed!


Friday December 05, 2008
08:07 AM

Brief article in the Bangor Daily news today about several camp breaks in Bowerbank:

http://bangornews.com/detail/94601.html

Gil


Thursday December 04, 2008
01:43 PM

In my environmental biology classes, it was pointed out that water being most dense at about 39 degrees F (also meaning that ice floats) is not just interesting and unique, but allows for life in freshwater systems (and possibly all life...although I never got a satisfying explanation for that).

If water behaved like most other substances, ice would sink. If this were the case, then all lakes and streams would freeze solid given enough time. As it is, the stratification ensures that in a body of water deep enough, there will always be liquid water for fish and other creatures (great & small) to survive the winter in.

-Northshore Exile


Thursday December 04, 2008
11:10 AM

Nice sunrise this morning. I put it in the blog.

-Mike


Wednesday December 03, 2008
10:03 PM

The thermometer is in about 3 or 4 feet of water about 6 feet from the shore. I think you are right, the lake is becoming de-stratified and from what I read the lake can now easily mix when the wind blows. I was saying I think there develops an inverted stratifing effect, when the water at the surface is near 32F and the water below is warmer at 39.2F. So when we saw the wind blowing the other day we saw exactly what you are saying, the mixing taking place and a bit of the cooler water near the surface came down to the temperature probe in that process.

I don't have a measurement in the deeper part of the lake to give us a complete picture of what's happening.

-Mike


Wednesday December 03, 2008
09:37 PM

Here is another link on lakes: http://waterontheweb.org/under/lakeecology/05_stratification.html

As someone said earlier - bottom line, the lake will freeze. -Mike


Wednesday December 03, 2008
06:28 PM

Mike: how deep is the under water thermometer? this flat line thing may be the "de-stratification" of the water i.e. turnover. I'm thinking the flood water is putting the thermometer 2 to 3 ft. deeper than you had set it. What are your thoughts?


Wednesday December 03, 2008
04:51 PM

Dot (or as known to my friend Ken Dow as Aunt Dot" was one of the finest people I have known. Ken purchased his parent's cottage next to Dot and Vergil a while back (was Russ Dow's son). I had the pleasure of visiting over the summer.

My funny story is that we built a new dock, ramp and platform. I wanted to get some pictures of the framing so I laid down on the ramp, and held my camera at the water level. I probably laid there for 30 seconds getting pictures.

All of a sudden, I hear my name being yelled and Dot running from her house... 'ARe you OK? Are You OK?"

I laughed as she did. She was very spry at her young 90 years! Hearing of her passing makes us all very sad but know she had a very good life in Dover-Foxcroft!


Wednesday December 03, 2008
09:31 AM

love this webcam.BUT cant see the lake on cold days.


Wednesday December 03, 2008
07:52 AM

That poor webcam needs an ice scraper...


Tuesday December 02, 2008
05:17 PM

Very sorry to read of the passing of Dot Warren. She was great local personality to the Sebec lake area history.


Tuesday December 02, 2008
09:04 AM

Dorothy (Dow) Warren - originated and was instrumental in starting Sebec Lake Association in 1971. http://www.bangornews.com/detail/92656.html


Tuesday December 02, 2008
09:00 AM

the bottom line is the lake will freeze.


Tuesday December 02, 2008
08:16 AM

Watching the lake water temperature is proving to be very interesting. The water temperature sensor is a few feet below the surface. Yesterday was windy and so mixing occurred which drove some of the cooler water existing near the surface down to the sensor. I would say if you measured the temperature from the surface down to the sensor on a calm day you would find the temperature profile to look like that shown in this chart:http://www.marietta.edu/~mcshaffd/aquatic/sextant/physden.gif where you would read temperature from the chart as left to right as the lake temperature profile from surface to the probe ending at 4C (39.2F).

I think when the wind mixes the water we begin to see an indication of the surface temperature which is probably near or just under 35 deg F presently. When the wind stopped like today the water again re-statifies: warmer 39F deg water goes to the bottom and water cooler than 39F goes back to the surface. For sure I'm not an expert in this analysis but sounds right to my thinking.

-Mike


Monday December 01, 2008
06:11 PM

In most cases it would appear that fines, IF caught,IF convicted of tampering with a beaver dam, would be well worth saving valuable personal property.

I personally have "tampered" two beaver dams this year. If you tear out a small section,just using your hands, the sound of rushing water will arouse the attention of the beaver. The beaver will, preceded by bubbles will pop it's head up. Proceed with "lead poisoning" at this time :)

Nice coat!


Monday December 01, 2008
04:31 PM

what is a beaver pelt worth ??


Monday December 01, 2008
11:57 AM

They say this is true beaver story - d.... beavers: http://www.snopes.com/humor/letters/dammed.asp


Monday December 01, 2008
10:06 AM

Better get your Beaver hunting permit first! :)


Monday December 01, 2008
09:50 AM

Two women each face up to one year in prison and up to $1,000 in fines on a criminal charge of tampering with a beaver dam. Bangor Daily News.

BANGOR - A beaver dam in Penjajawoc Marsh has been breached for the second time this year. The most recent tampering, discovered Sunday afternoon, resulted in the summons of two women on civil and criminal charges.

Sgt. Doug Tibbetts of the Maine Warden Service said he went to the marsh Sunday afternoon to check the water levels after a report of water-level fluctuations he received last week.

Once at the marsh, Tibbetts said he found two women waist-deep in the stream with digging tools. Closer inspection revealed that a 20- foot section of the 500-foot-long dam had been damaged.

"The damage could be very devastating this time of year," Tibbetts said. Bird nests located downstream could be flooded, while birds and nests upstream from the dam could be exposed to predators because of receding water levels, he explained.

Lucille DeBeck, 52, of Newburgh and Linda Query, 57, of Bangor were charged with a civil violation of tampering with a beaver dam and a Class E criminal charge for failure to have a permit to destroy a beaver dam, according to Tibbetts.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection also could add charges after its inspection of the dam, he said.

The women each face up to one year in prison and up to $1,000 in fines on the criminal charge if convicted. Fines on the civil charge could cost between $100 and $500. DeBeck's and Query's initial court appearances are scheduled for Aug. 4.


Monday December 01, 2008
09:44 AM

Is one of the problems leading to the high water levels the turbine problems that require one gate to be closed while the turbine is repaired? It seems like every time I look, one of the gates is closed and there is a lot of water going over the dam. As someone pointed out earlier, water going over the dam instead of through the gates (and turbines) represents lost revenue to the dam operators. It would be interesting to know how much that contributes to the high water. Gil


Monday December 01, 2008
08:37 AM

re:10:32. you miss the point. there are too many of these so called reservoirs. each year when there is a melt off more water comes down because the dams start giving way and we end up with washouts everywhere and higher lake levels for longer periods of time. also I did not say it was the sole problem but it is a contributing factor and needs to be addressed. it will only get worse. and 9:06, you're right, they do taste like chicken.


Monday December 01, 2008
06:18 AM

PR Great photos from deer camp.Looks like you boys had a good season.


Sunday November 30, 2008
09:06 PM

I love beavers and squirels. they taste just like chicken.


Sunday November 30, 2008
05:06 PM

Walked along Bowerbank shores Sat. (29th). If water doesn't recede soon some folks will lose a lot of equipment and docks as ice forms. If you read this site and have property between Newell Cove and the narrows you might want to take a look soon or have a local friend do it for you.

On teachers - they get slammed by parents on one side and administrators on the other - They need our prayers if we are going to keep the productive ones. On school consolidation - no admin people have been dismissed, but classroom teachers have.


Sunday November 30, 2008
05:06 PM

Walked along Bowerbank shores Sat. (29th). If water doesn't recede soon some folks will lose a lot of equipment and docks as ice forms. If you read this site and have property between Newell Cove and the narrows you might want to take a look soon or have a local friend do it for you.

On teachers - they get slammed by parents on one side and administrators on the other - They need our prayers if we are going to keep the productive ones. On school consolidation - no admin people have been dismissed, but classroom teachers have.


Sunday November 30, 2008
04:05 PM

PR- Add a couple new photo's from 2008 deer camp.


Sunday November 30, 2008
02:06 PM

Just back from a quick check of camp. The water is indeed very high. Another 12" or so and it will be right up under the camp. Lots of water going over the dam and only one gate open. Another turbine problem? Gil


Sunday November 30, 2008
01:33 PM

The only problem I see with that,10:32 is that the "reservoir" is always at the point of overflow,holding back nothing additional. Beavers in large numbers are a very destructive force, killing thousands of acres of trees by drowning them in the backwaters.

However, Beavers are part of the landscape,especially now days so, what can really be done?

Wow... Nice coat!!!


Sunday November 30, 2008
10:32 AM

Wouldn't the small reservoir accumulating behind a number beaver dams after a big rainstorm tend to protect the lake from a large influx of water and thus be beneficial to property owners? Think before acting.


Sunday November 30, 2008
09:47 AM

looks like some owners around the lake will have to build bulkheads the way things seem to be going the last few years. also, there is a ton of water being held up in the mtns by beaver dams. this will become a problem sooner than later. we need to get some of the beavers trapped out of there and slowly break up their dams. they really make a mess of things and its getting worse each year.


Sunday November 30, 2008
07:30 AM

Thanks for the update on the "flood level",If the lake freezes at this level it will cause a lot of damage!

Crap!


Sunday November 30, 2008
07:28 AM

Thanks for the info re:http://www.glen-l.com/ now I can look for your boat when you blast by! I'm in Tim's Cove, across from Gibraltar ledge. Good looking boat, I like all the wood! I gotta say 140 H.P. on any 16 ft. wood boat is nuts, thank you!


Saturday November 29, 2008
04:56 PM

Go to Glen-L.com, all the info on many great project boats to build, many Stilleto boats listed in the pictures section. I have a 16 ft Stilleto with a 140 HP Mariner on it. Old style performance two blade prop, very fast all around! Lots of natural wood on top and inside. Flat bottomed, with a 10 inch fin mounted in the middle for smoother corners. If you live on the lake you will know it is me when you see me do a fly by!


Saturday November 29, 2008
04:11 PM

the lake is about two feet above normal . it rains every day . quit dreaming of that december ice in . january 6 .TM


Saturday November 29, 2008
12:55 PM

In an earlier post someone gave a good link on lake turnover: http://www.onthelake.net/fishing/turnover.htm

The probe is just a few feet below the surface. I'm going to guess that, as described in the link above, a layer of cooler less-dense water has formed near the surface that is beginning to insulate he water below from further cooling and that's why we have a flat line temperature reading. I've never had a chance to observe the water temperature preceding ice-in so this should be interesting.

-Mike


Saturday November 29, 2008
09:32 AM

My 2 cents- re posts 11/26:

We need more dollars spent on education. Include art music sports recess so the kids don't grow into prisoners that need music and art therapy. I bet it costs more to keep prisoners than educate kids.

Techers are way underpaid. (I am not a teacher)


Saturday November 29, 2008
09:02 AM

Let's see a long range temp graph - has the temp decline recently leveled off at 40 (39) or so?

I cant wait to see when ice in occurs.


Saturday November 29, 2008
08:52 AM

Bob Hall maintains the Sebec Lake Assoc. level meter and provides readings for us to post. I think there are fewer readings taken this time of year. Anyone have any lake level info?

-Mike


Saturday November 29, 2008
07:15 AM

How is the lake level, is it down at all? The lake level page is not reporting anymore :(


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Friday November 28, 2008
03:49 PM

re:11/26 at 7:29. I guess the truth hurts, hey ?? My advice to you is to start chasing yourself now. maybe you will catch yourself in 8 to 10 years.


Friday November 28, 2008
03:38 PM

It's snowing at the lake now.

-Mike


Friday November 28, 2008
03:38 PM

It's snowing at the lake now.

-Mike


Thursday November 27, 2008
11:40 AM

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Peace!


Thursday November 27, 2008
08:25 AM

Shame on you,(your words)who use this website to reject and minimize other points of view, satire if you like. Other points of view no less important to the people who express them. My guess is that Gov. Baldacci may cut GROWTH in funding, not education itself. Doing more with less is constructive and inspires creativity from school administrators. This SHOULD be recognized as an obligation to the tax payer.

The private sector lives with this realty every day, lean and mean always results in a better product! Money itself is not the educator, Teachers are. Teach frugality and responsibility. Keep up the great efforts on your part.

The comments you refer to, were made back in the first week of November, Old news.

Please enjoy this thanksgiving day, the commencement of the Christmas season and Life on Sebec lake, as the ice forms on Dec 20th It's all good!


Wednesday November 26, 2008
07:29 PM

As I read all the political satire, I guess we are not as far along as this country should be. As an educator, I would guess the comments made have been from people who have no trust in our young people and who have not set one foot in a high school in years. There are many great things going on with the young people. Maybe you should talk to Gov. Baldacci and ask why he keeps cutting education in this state. The good people in education continue to do excellent work with less for the kids of Maine. Shame on you people for using this website to be negative. GS Dover Dozen.


Wednesday November 26, 2008
07:22 PM


Wednesday November 26, 2008
07:15 PM

Good Evening: I just spent a week at camp with the Dover Dozen. The end result is two bucks shot and a ton of great times. I feel fortunate to have such great friends. We should write a book. I look forward to January for our annual ice fishing trip, were we will catch fish, but not as many fish as the many laughs. God Bless you all. GS - The Dover Dozen.


Wednesday November 26, 2008
04:03 PM

Describe pleas, a Glen L. Stilleto Boat, sounds cool! I want to see it!


Wednesday November 26, 2008
01:55 PM

This looks interesting -

Profiles in Rural Maine: Onawa, Maine by Ken Anderson

Like many of you, I had never heard of Onawa before I came across it on the map and chose it as the subject of this month’s profile. Yet, as a crow flies, it’s not very far from where I live, in Millinocket. But I’m not a crow, and driving there is a little more difficult.

More here: http://allmainematters.com/May06/Profiles-Onawa.html

-Mike


Tuesday November 25, 2008
08:39 PM

Mike, RE: Don Fendler - My last meeting with Don was at school while he gave a presentation to a 6th grade class two years ago. He had some of the original clothing he wore during those 9 days in the woods. We talked at length about his military career and mine. It was a facinating discussion. He truely credits his Lord for saving his life, even today. bsbwrbk


Tuesday November 25, 2008
07:55 PM

I always like to stop by and see what's happening on the lake! It helps me with being too far away just to drop my boat in and go! Look forward to spring and bringing my vintage 1964 Glen L Stilleto boat for a run across the lake a few times!


Tuesday November 25, 2008
04:16 PM

How about ham and eggs instead? A lifetime committment for the pig, all in a day's work for the chicken. :-)


Tuesday November 25, 2008
02:25 PM

I can't decide on squirrel legs or rabbit stew. they are both delicious.


Monday November 24, 2008
10:18 AM

Ice In = December 19th - Emilee's birthday!


Monday November 24, 2008
09:28 AM

Mike,

I was just talking with your IT group - he says to tell you he and his four legged assistant are on their way.

E


Monday November 24, 2008
08:57 AM

There's a technical problem. Our Sebec Lake IT group is working this issue.

-Mike


Sunday November 23, 2008
11:05 PM

ice in - 12/19

GW


Sunday November 23, 2008
08:59 PM

Remember, please send your ice-in 2008 guess to ice-in@sebeclake.net before Dec 1.

thanks,

-Mike


Sunday November 23, 2008
07:30 PM

Hi Heat Miser,

I just checked my weather list and today Anchorage and Dover have the same temperature. I'd heard the East Coast got hit with a sharp drop in temperature.

We got about an inch or 2 of fresh snow today too, but there needs to be a bit more for ground insulation.

I was going to poll my cousins in D-F for their best guess as to ice-in but figured if they knew, they would want to enter and win the the contest. So I'm picking December 2.

A lot earlier than your choice and it has no scientific backing, but our lakes up here froze very fast this year and I'm thinking Sebec may do the same now that the temperatures are plummeting.

Susan


Sunday November 23, 2008
10:39 AM

That's a fascinating article on "turnover". Gil


Sunday November 23, 2008
09:30 AM

From the water temp. it looks as if the lake will start "turn over" today. http://www.onthelake.net/fishing/turnover.htm


Sunday November 23, 2008
08:17 AM

Hi Susan:

Sebec lake is 18 deg. this morning, 2" of snow forecast for Monday night. November is cooling down as is usual. My Ice prediction for "ice in" would be... Hummmm. 12/20/08

your prediction for ice in?

Heat Miser


Saturday November 22, 2008
04:09 PM

Don't birds "court" and nest in the spring?


Saturday November 22, 2008
03:34 PM

Just back from Albany - Ice on the ponds there by the thruway

GW

do squirrels have ice skates?


Saturday November 22, 2008
01:53 PM

Today, I see two birds. Is there maybe "courting" going on. Maybe we will be seeing a nest soon, sweet.


Saturday November 22, 2008
09:10 AM

Looks like it's snowing right now.


Friday November 21, 2008
12:40 PM

Arctic Cat!


Friday November 21, 2008
10:51 AM

Ok Mike, I'll go with December 14....

But which cat are you sending out to check it? Cool Cat?, Alley Cat?, Tiger Cat?, Coon Cat?, Fat Cat?, Crazy Cat? Bob Cat?...

SH


Friday November 21, 2008
08:00 AM

RE: Wed 8:54pm and the book Lost on a Mountain in Maine. I read that Don Fendler received an award from the Gov. of Maine not long ago and he was still giving talks to young people at schools on his experience.

It's a great book to read - young or old.

-Mike


Friday November 21, 2008
06:02 AM

Why not thick enough for a squirrel? :-) G


Thursday November 20, 2008
09:13 PM

We said last year that ice-in is when there is a layer of ice on the lake that is thick enough for a cat to walk on.

-Mike


Thursday November 20, 2008
05:14 PM

Mike,

Bought a cabin a few months ago.. What does Ice-in mean? Is this a complete covering of ice or is this the FIRST bit of ice that holds together?

[is it spring yet?]

Bob


Thursday November 20, 2008
04:54 PM

Me and the bird were feeding at the same time today, except that I was at the ocean, and he was at the seed.


Thursday November 20, 2008
11:42 AM

Looks like it's nearly time to start the Sebec Lake ice-in contest. Send an email to ice-in@sebeclake.net. You can make your guess here but also make sure you also send an email to ice-in@sebeclake.net otherwise it might be missed.

Give your name or initials, where you are from and the day of ice-in.

Good luck!

-Mike


Thursday November 20, 2008
09:02 AM

Nov. 19, 8:42 PM

Might work for Nov. 19, 7:52 , but our 18 pounder furball is too lazy - sits in the sunroom and only purr-forms CAT-SCANS. Good diagnosis but no cure.


Thursday November 20, 2008
08:49 AM

Looks like the water temp is dropping about a degree per day.

Any guesses when the entire surface will be solid for the winter?

Anyone know if there are any records of past dates?

E


Wednesday November 19, 2008
09:06 PM

Watching squirrels lowers your blood pressure however listening to them gnawing will raise your blood pressure.


Wednesday November 19, 2008
08:54 PM

Mike, I noticed your recommendation for "Lost on a Mountain in Maine". I have met the author, Don Fendler, a couple of times and got him to autograph a copy of his book. He is forever indebted to the people of Maine for saving his life. He speaks of the events on the mountain as if it happened yesterday though he is in his eigthies now. He lives in Clarksville, Tenn, and I hope to look him up as we travel that way this winter. I often wonder how many of our 12 year-olds could handle a similar situation today.


Wednesday November 19, 2008
08:42 PM

Solution: for Nov 19 at 7:52 CAT


Wednesday November 19, 2008
07:52 PM

I do not understand the infatuation with squirrels! They destroy my bird feeders, eat all the birdseed that I put out and unfortunatly for me have found an entrance to my attic and keep me awake all night gnawing!!!!


Wednesday November 19, 2008
03:59 PM

Looks to be the first below freezing day of the season.

-Mike


Wednesday November 19, 2008
02:06 PM

- Squirrel Alert -


Wednesday November 19, 2008
01:57 PM

This might seem like the obvious (gray coat) but how do squirrels stay warm? I think the squirrel is just so adorable, and you can tell he is sweet, as long as he has corn to eat. squirrel on the cob


Wednesday November 19, 2008
07:21 AM

You can see a couple of snow squalls move across the lake in the time-lapse video from yesterday.

-Mike


Monday November 17, 2008
01:34 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWU0bfo-bSY

Amazing squirrels!

-GW


Sunday November 16, 2008
02:31 PM

My all time favorite picture of the squirrel has to be with his head down under the cover of the bird feeder getting the seed, and then eating it with his back to the camera. It is as if he knows we are watching him, and he prefers to eat in private :>)


Sunday November 16, 2008
07:00 AM

HI Mike-

This is THE SQUIRREL. Using T60 aircraft aluminum is cruel to us squirrels. Use twizzlers instead. It will work.

Smarty Pants Squirrel

ps: and more corn on the cob please


Saturday November 15, 2008
09:42 AM

November is much like the month of May, on the opposite end of the rolling year. It is often very warm, no big deal. In the next week or two it will start to cool.

Mr. Heat Miser


Friday November 14, 2008
09:28 PM

In ref. to Nov. temperature: I went hunting with my 16 year old son in Nov of 1985 just north of Silver Lake. It was so warm we had to remove under layers of clothing, wearing only orange outer vests, to keep from sweating. It was in the mid 60's that day. November seems to be Maine's month for indeterminent weather. bsbwrbk


Friday November 14, 2008
08:36 PM

Actually, the temperature should be within 2 or 3 degrees of being correct. It just tends to jump a couple of degrees at one point. -Mike


Friday November 14, 2008
01:56 PM

I was just going to ask the locals if this was an unusually warm November!

Even with a broken sensor - isn't winter taking awhile to get to Sebec?

Susan


Friday November 14, 2008
08:46 AM

Some may have noticed there is something goofy going on with the temperature readings between 45 and 50 degrees. I have a replacement sensor on order that should fix it.

-Mike


Thursday November 13, 2008
03:32 PM

I think it is really sweet how everyone cares for the squirrel, and how he is doing. Wouldn't it be nice if we all cared for one another in the same way?


Thursday November 13, 2008
02:33 PM

I heard a loon cry

I gazed out my glass window pane to watch the sun lift off the lake and paint a rainbow in pure gold there was one lonely boat offshore that seemed to be drifting nowhere when all of a sudden I saw one lone cloud rain droplets like tears then it formed two angels in white and then the sun came out again but right now, I heard a loon cry... by Janylee (in memory of the fishermen)


Thursday November 13, 2008
09:15 AM

I put a copy of the moonlight photo in the Blog. sebeclake.blogspot.com

-Mike


Wednesday November 12, 2008
08:10 PM

Superior moon-lit night photo tonight. bsbwrbk


Wednesday November 12, 2008
12:12 PM


Wednesday November 12, 2008
12:12 PM

Good point, I'll put something soft and fuzzy on the nail.

-Mike


Wednesday November 12, 2008
11:25 AM

Squirrels live in trees with lots of branches to jam in their eyes, therefore we should clear out all the stubby branches on the trees.


Wednesday November 12, 2008
10:47 AM

I think the squirell will probally jam his eye into the nail that shouldn't be poking out. Maybe you should remove it. Just a thought, also could poke elsewhere if you know what i mean.


Wednesday November 12, 2008
09:11 AM

I think the squirrel is going to try dig his way into my homemade "squirrel proof" bird feeder. ha, we shall see.. I may need to resort to T60 aircraft aluminum for the baseplate.

-Mike


Tuesday November 11, 2008
02:55 PM

Few people go out in the morning thinking this may be my last day. Enjoy your time, live life, be safe for you and your family. Thank you veterans.


Tuesday November 11, 2008
11:33 AM

test


Monday November 10, 2008
08:28 PM

Thanks for the suggestion Ralphie, We would be happy to add some more info to the local hiking link. I realize that area is lacking and can be enhanced quite a bit so I will add that to my to do list.

-Mike


Monday November 10, 2008
06:19 PM

Folks, love the expanded website. Could I suggest the link to hiking trails near Sebec Lake also include directions to how to drive to the trailhead? This would essential info to anyone wanting to "get there from here." (pronounced "get thar from heah", with my best Downeast accent. Some are very hard to find, and Baxter State Park limits access to Mt. Katahdin, and the Park, right? I uderstand they have a daily visit or climber limit. Ralphie - living in exile in NH.


Monday November 10, 2008
02:58 PM

Sad, very sad.


Monday November 10, 2008
02:25 PM

Just took a quick trip up to check the camp. The water level is still high but both gates in the dam are wide open. I assume that means the turbine repairs are complete and the lake should drop.

For those not in the area, here's a link to a Bangor Daily News article you might not be aware of.

http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/93006.html

Gil


Sunday November 09, 2008
02:12 PM

Small rainbow visible in the center of the image.


Friday November 07, 2008
11:33 PM

That was there to hold a corn cob. It's since been removed.


Friday November 07, 2008
11:25 PM

Gil, Thanks for your comments about GI's and their defense of our country. We have one in Iraq today flying Blackhawks and appreciate any encouragement from all corners. Meanwhile, what is the purpose of that sharp screw on the squirrel feeder? One wrong move may result in serious and tender injury. bsbwrbk


Friday November 07, 2008
08:41 PM

you forgot the african and european swallow. nee!!


Friday November 07, 2008
10:32 AM

squirrel pie!! mmmmmm mmmmmm!!


Friday November 07, 2008
10:06 AM

By my count - at least 6 bird types.

Northern Cardinal, Carolina Wren, White-Breasted Nuthatch, Dark-Eyed Junco, Tufted Titmouse, Black-Capped Chickadee

-Mike


Friday November 07, 2008
10:00 AM

Go here http://sebeclake.blogspot.com/ and you will see good shots of the birds.


Friday November 07, 2008
08:59 AM

So far seen at the feeder: Dark eyed Junco Tufted Titmouse Chickadee Female Cardinal (The bird appeared as a blur but the slight red tinge was a clue) With the winter months now here you probably won't see too many more varieties as some have migrated for the season.


Thursday November 06, 2008
09:20 PM

I'm identifying (trying to) all the birds that visit the squirrel/bird feeder. A couple new ones today shown in the blog.

-Mike


Thursday November 06, 2008
06:48 PM

A Dark-Eyed Junco?

-Mike


Thursday November 06, 2008
04:05 PM

No, animals don't "share". The squirrel will eat as much as he can then take some to go store. The birds will come when the squirrel is gone. Usually the birds eat from the ground, as the squirrel, with no table manners to speak of, drops more than he can eat. As long as the feeders stay stocked there will be plenty to go around.


Thursday November 06, 2008
03:49 PM

That is a Junco. Otherwise known as a snow bird. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, snow just around the corner!


Thursday November 06, 2008
02:58 PM

A bit o drama

What kind of bird is that on the squirrel cam (11/6)? And do squirrels get along with birds, in the hierarchy of wildlife? Or will the squirrel go "nuts?" And when it comes to seed, is it first come, first served? Will one of them leave some for the other? Do wildlife, such as birds and squirrels, get along better than people?

Maine-uh


Thursday November 06, 2008
01:23 PM

Aha, he's got the roof off. You really need some duct tape, Mike! Gil


Thursday November 06, 2008
01:20 PM

I just checked the squirrel cam, he had his back to the camera, I could see "squirrel nuts".


Thursday November 06, 2008
10:47 AM

I agree this web site gives us the opportunity to visit the lake at a touch of a button no matter where you are. What a wonderful blessing! But sometimes the frustration of the election and life spills over. I found it very reassuring to hear other Sebec lovers have the same beliefs that I do. God Bless us!


Thursday November 06, 2008
09:17 AM

Looks like a squirrel has eaten a hole through the back of your squirrel/bird feeder, Mike. You aren't a true "Mainuh" until you have a few duct tape patches! Gil


Thursday November 06, 2008
08:49 AM

how is it that when I drove around maine in aug and oct I saw 40 or 50 McCain/Palin signs for each obama sign. then the state votes socialist for the election.


Thursday November 06, 2008
07:45 AM

Well said RJ. If you like birds, there's some showing up at the squirrel/bird feeder now. www.squirrelCam.org

-Mike


Thursday November 06, 2008
06:01 AM

sorry, hit enter too early... I know everyone has a right to their political opinion, but there are plenty of blogs that you can take your dark clouds to. Sebec is a place that I go to get away from all of the DRAMA.

RJ


Thursday November 06, 2008
05:58 AM

I don't know about the rest of you, but I come to this website to look at the beauty of Sebec lake and hear all the stories about adventures from both young and old. I


Wednesday November 05, 2008
09:18 PM

Respondng to "52 million registered voters decided to stay home...today marks the beginninng of the end..."

Here is the what the word of God says, as found in Revelation 22:13-

"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."

Star gazer


Wednesday November 05, 2008
01:55 PM

52 million registered voters decided to stay home and do nothing last night. the most important election of their lifetime and they decide they have more important things to do. 70 % of single women vote for Obama. ???????. today marks the beginning of the end. our problems are just beginning.


Wednesday November 05, 2008
11:17 AM

the only way I can survive this election is to remember that my GOd is still on the throne and human affairs are not governed ultimately by historical events,fate or chance, but by GOD


Wednesday November 05, 2008
11:13 AM

The only way I can survive this election is to remember that my God is still on the throne and human affairs are not governed ultimately by historical events, fate or chance, but by God! JH


Wednesday November 05, 2008
08:04 AM

As I read your posts about the failings of 18-, 19-, and 20-year olds, I can't help but be reminded that many of these young Americans are serving in the armed forces and risking their lives daily to protect our freedoms and permit us to enjoy the life we have here in America. It is through their efforts - and many young Americans before them - that you and I are free to have a discussion like this and the dark clouds of communism have NOT descended on America. Gil


Wednesday November 05, 2008
05:36 AM

Yesterdays election is a great indication of how, in ONLY one generation, the Government "schools" have destroyed our America. The voters no longer understand the greatness of our founding. Watch now, as the dark clouds of communism gather over us all. My mother was a government school teacher, I know all to well how school is about teachers unions, perks, days off, holidays, pensions, etc. Not true education anymore!


Tuesday November 04, 2008
04:45 PM

Retired teacher here (this year) - our kids are exactly as they were when I was raised in the forties and fifties. The only difference is what we expose, or do not expose, them to.

We adults brought about those devises which cause so much desent at home (ie computers, internet, cell phones, and the access to the software that goes with them).

If anyone is so inclined, they may check local schools to see how many courses are available in ecomonics, civics, or personal finances. Then compare that with what was presented in the fifties. Vast differences are there which is no fault of the kids. bsbwrbk


Tuesday November 04, 2008
12:03 PM

Massive waves a mystery at Maine harbor:http://www.boston.com/news/local/maine/articles/2008/11/04/massive_waves_a_mystery_at_maine_harbor/

Dockworker Marcy Ingall saw a giant wave in the distance last Tuesday afternoon and stopped in her tracks. It was an hour before low tide in Maine's Boothbay Harbor, yet without warning, the muddy harbor floor suddenly filled with rushing, swirling water.

-M


Tuesday November 04, 2008
11:17 AM

to 7:45 poster:

You and I must know different 18 - 20 yr. olds. You should meet my lake neighbors and those I know here at home. Remarkable students, well informed, and generous with volunteer time. I won't be worried with them at the helm.

E


Tuesday November 04, 2008
10:02 AM

what have we done that is so bad. do you have to show your papers where ever you go, can you cross a state line w/o being detained, are your supermarket shelves filled with food and other essentials, can you get immediate medical attention if you need, will someone come and extinguish a fire if God forbid its necessary, are gas stations abundant, can you go on vacation, are your schools safe, do we have the best military, the best work force and the most raw materials in the world. Is our technology second to none?????? I think so. So what is so terrible then. Please tell me.


Tuesday November 04, 2008
09:50 AM

My 18 and 20 year olds are in college where there is much political activity and they do take an active roll in knowing their perspective candidates. They do download music and videos, text friends, study and work. They also multi-task better than most I know with the help of all the new technologies available to them. They are going to inherit a big mess but I have faith that with Gods help they will do better than we have.


Monday November 03, 2008
07:45 PM

wrong, wrong, wrong !!! our 18,19 and 20 year olds are too busy downloading music, texting their friends and wasting mom and dads money to bother for a minute to do a little research on the candidates. they have their priorities back asswards. God help us!!


Monday November 03, 2008
02:41 PM

Where art thou Gil?

Well, it seems that Gil has gone out and found himself a "dear," and that would be the two legged kind :>)I am happy for you Gil! I wish you and your new wife many blessings in your marriage. And I hope that you will have a marriage made in heaven, and the loons will sing to you from the lake...

Be blessed, Janylee


Monday November 03, 2008
01:22 PM

he could zoom right in on Gil's compound. He could also GPS calibrate the cam and then have us provide coordinates of our camp's roofs to check on snow.

$10 per peek or Google adds?

lol


Monday November 03, 2008
01:22 PM

he could zoom right in on Gil's compound. He could also GPS calibrate the cam and then have us provide coordinates of our camp's roofs to check on snow.

$10 per peek or Google adds?

lol


Monday November 03, 2008
11:48 AM

Well.....what if we put a big mirror on Gil's roof, you aim for that, and I look reeeeeeal hard at my monitor?

E

And thanks for checking, G :-)


Monday November 03, 2008
11:32 AM

E, not a bad idea. However I can't quite get it to pan that far plus there's a big white building in the way :) I could put a camera in your garage and point to your camp though.

-Mike


Monday November 03, 2008
11:08 AM

Hey E, I can see your roof from here. Ain't no snow on it today. Trust me. :-) G


Monday November 03, 2008
10:49 AM

Hey Mike, can that new camera see through trees? You could swing it "hard West" this winter so I could check the snow on my roof? :)

E


Monday November 03, 2008
10:42 AM

And I'll bet those 18 - 20 yr. old voters are well informed.

They may not have all the same priorities as us "old folk', but they will be as affected by the election. Maybe more so....

They will be funding our Social Security and Medicare, and fighting our wars. (And maybe picking our nursing homes..... <grin>)

E


Monday November 03, 2008
09:18 AM

I'll bet that if you lined up 100 kids who participated in a mock election in school, they would know more about the candidates and their positions than most "adult" voters! Gil


Monday November 03, 2008
09:10 AM

Great job Mike, your site just keeps getting better. For those interested I have been watching another wildlife webcam site;

http://www.rd-hc.com/rdhc_deer_cam.htm

a small buck was there this morning and now a red squirrel keeps darting in and out grabbing some food.


Monday November 03, 2008
08:56 AM

officially closed camp this weekend, chilly but beautiful, me and my friend took one last kayak ride sunday in Tim's Cove, 32 degrees out...fingers froze even with wet suit gloves on but totally worth it. KJ TC187


Monday November 03, 2008
08:39 AM

they should raise the voting age back to 21. If you lined up 100 kids who were either 18,19 or 20, how many of them would even know who their congressman was or their state senator. my guess is 2 or 3 out of 100. the uninformed voter poses one of the greatest dangers to our society and they are the ones who are going to ruin this years election.


Sunday November 02, 2008
05:35 PM

Okay, send me the bill. :-)


Sunday November 02, 2008
05:07 PM

Gil, for a small fee I will zoom in tight your camp. :)

-Mike


Sunday November 02, 2008
05:00 PM

Gil, I do have full control over the camera remotely, we have pan, tilt, zoom, etc. I should put up a page showing the setup.

-Mike


Sunday November 02, 2008
04:37 PM

As I stated before, the students' vote almost always mirrors their parents' leanings. So I find it hard to call it a brainwashing.

Civics is, in my book, an important part of American Education, and learning how to vote is probably one of the most valued lessons. Those who vote at a young age are likely to become life long voters.

your mileage may vary E


Sunday November 02, 2008
03:32 PM

Amen! -Gil

PS: Mike I like the view on the webcam. Too bad you couldn't change it by remote control from NH. :-)


Sunday November 02, 2008
01:32 PM

Gil, I agree with you, our young people should be more aware of politics. And while we are on the subject, I wish our schools will teach the economics that say one should put greater than 0% down on a mortgage and also not treat the housing market like a casino. We and our kids will be paying for this one for a long time. For all the blame the oil companies get we should remember we never had to bail out Exxon-Mobil.

just my $1 trillion. :)


Sunday November 02, 2008
12:42 PM

Schools should prepare our young people to become effective and informed members of our society when they become adults. Teaching them how democracy works in America is a valuable part of a school's role in our society just like spelling, rules of punctuation, capitalization and sentence structure.

Just my $.02. Gil


Saturday November 01, 2008
02:35 PM

I like the tight web cam shot for a change - nice!

thanks mike


Saturday November 01, 2008
10:14 AM

those so called mock elections are designed to brainwash our youth. they are a form of electioneering. schools should know better.


Saturday November 01, 2008
06:58 AM

to 4:46 PM Poster:

Maine school kids have already voted. Check this website. http://www.maine.gov/mockelection/

The school elections are pretty accurate in predicting how the adults will vote.

(not intending to start a war, but real Americans usually use a capital A.) :)


Saturday November 01, 2008
06:58 AM

to 4:46 PM Poster:

Maine school kids have already voted. Check this website. http://www.maine.gov/mockelection/

The school elections are pretty accurate in predicting how the adults will vote.

(not intending to start a war, but real Americans usually use a capital A.) :)


Friday October 31, 2008
04:46 PM

don't forget to vote for the real american.


Friday October 31, 2008
02:45 PM

Janylee, Absolutely. Gil :-)


Friday October 31, 2008
01:35 PM

Gil,

I wonder if we could set a date to take dad around the lake?

Sometime in 2009, I'm thinking, about the time that Frosty heads for the North Pole and the Black Bears come out of hibernation. Sorry we did not make it this year, but I know that dad wants to come up to Sebec, he tells me "one more time," as he is getting along in years (84 in April). I pray he gets there.

Would you drop me a line at: oldfashgal@myway.com?

Thank you also for all the visual imagery that you create when you write. I can just picture it. Janylee


Friday October 31, 2008
09:50 AM

Heather's slideshow featured dans le blog.

-Mike


Thursday October 30, 2008
08:05 PM

You are welcome. I think that's a nice format to show photos.


Thursday October 30, 2008
07:31 PM

Mike, Thanks for posting a slide show using my photo's of the DoverDozen. The pictures look better then when I took them. PR-DoverDozen


Thursday October 30, 2008
04:28 PM


Thursday October 30, 2008
04:28 PM


Wednesday October 29, 2008
12:16 PM

Nice slideshow from the dirty ah, dover-dozen on Mike's blog.


Monday October 27, 2008
05:52 PM

Glad to be of help :-) Gil


Monday October 27, 2008
05:51 PM

Hey Gill picked up your uncles boat today thanks for reminding me.


Monday October 27, 2008
07:25 AM

Glad you are safe from the deer incident. There were 10,000 car-deer crashes in 2002-2004. http://www.maine.gov/mdot/safety-programs/maine-crash-data.php and one for moose collisions: http://www.maine.gov/mdot/safety-programs/pdf/moosepage2005.pdf

One night we almost collided with a moose while driving southbound on the Maine turnpike south of Newport. We were doing 70 in the right lane and passed by a moose standing broadside in the middle of the fast lane - close call.

-Mike


Monday October 27, 2008
06:31 AM

Had another great weekend at Sebec.Went to UMAINE for agreat football game.Weekend was going fine untill the ride home.My good freind Gordi was driving when ot of noware came this doe she was on a dead run no pun entended. She cought the right bumper and went flying into the ditch.Dont think she made the nite.Hope the deer Gods will forgive you.At the time it was 9am and pouring rain.Looking forward to agreat week at hunting camp with my dozen freinds see you soon. RS.


Sunday October 26, 2008
04:43 PM

The wife and I finally pulled the boat out Thursday. It's a sad occasion, but it's either take it out or turn it into an ice breaker. I could get those cool Coast Guard orange stripes down the side. bsbwrbk


Saturday October 25, 2008
05:44 PM

Capt. SS Blind Sided.

Outdated never, they are always in style!

PR-DoverDozen


Saturday October 25, 2008
05:35 PM

ha, squirrel movie, good idea, I'll put it on my long list. This squirrel is also preparing for winter, copping wood, etc. Plus - I have a another project going that I think a lot of people will be happy about. That's all I will say about it for now.

-Mike


Saturday October 25, 2008
03:13 PM

We want . . . WE WANT . . .

squirrel timelapse CAM movie!

you can do it mike!


Saturday October 25, 2008
12:57 PM

Well, I winterized my boat and put it in storage a month ago. I still see boats on trailers going to and from the marinas. My uncle's boat is still sitting in the back yard at camp.

The one thing I forgot to take to camp yesterday was my camera. Take my word for it, It's really snow on them peaks! Gil


Saturday October 25, 2008
11:09 AM

Gil,

I was wondering how late one can get out on the lake for a ride this time of year before the boat has to go into hibernation and the captain turns into frosty the snowman :)


Saturday October 25, 2008
05:45 AM

PR - I've seen a couple different ones. I don't want to have the "out dated" one!

See you in November.

Capt. SS Blind Sided.


Saturday October 25, 2008
12:43 AM

-Capt. of the SS Blind sided. I'll hook you up In November what's your order?


Friday October 24, 2008
06:50 PM

RE:

"the mountain peaks to the north of the lake that have a good covering of snow"

Hey Gil-

I want pictures!


Friday October 24, 2008
04:08 PM

Just back from another beautiful day at Sebec Lake. Cool, but a sunny day with bright blue sky and a gentle westerly breeze. Water is still higher than normal for the time of year but it looks like it is back down to the top of the splashboards and there seemed to be a lot of activity at the power station. I saw one boat out cruising around which is a contrast to the mountain peaks to the north of the lake that have a good covering of snow. Brrr! Gil


Friday October 24, 2008
08:18 AM

Squirrel Alert..


Friday October 24, 2008
06:24 AM

PR - where can these "dover-dozen" stickers be found? I know that you are at least 2 shy of a full dozen.

-Capt. of the SS Blind sided.


Friday October 24, 2008
05:31 AM

you could pick up the Ice cave trail on the power lines that extend from Tim's cove rd. to Packard's Once again the Road is private, parking is going to be a problem with out land owner permission!!! Parking problems aside, walking in from Tim's cove rd. on up the power lines, the "Red trail" starts at about power pole #36 on the left walking north. Once off the power lines its only 1/2 mile. Be respectful and enjoy.


Thursday October 23, 2008
10:28 AM

"no atv signs" are posted on sebec shore rd, tims cove rd and south cove rd. and reportedly on the bennett pond trail heading toward guilford.


Thursday October 23, 2008
07:57 AM

I'll keep my eyes open, PR. Thanks for the warning! :-) Gil


Wednesday October 22, 2008
09:49 PM

Hey Gil, I believe at last count everyone of us had one either on the vehicle, boat, or both.

PR-DoverDozen


Wednesday October 22, 2008
02:49 PM

Beautiful sunrise movie at Time Lapse, thank you, Mike


Wednesday October 22, 2008
02:49 PM

Beautiful sunrise movie at Time Lapse, thank you, Mike


Wednesday October 22, 2008
11:09 AM

Squirrel Alert, squirrel is there now.


Wednesday October 22, 2008
09:51 AM

RE: NO ATV signs-follow up

From what I know some ATVers ride on foot path only trails and ruin them as they are quick to become muddy wide ATV trails. ie, buttermilk trail from bucks cove.

Where have you seen no ATV signs?


Tuesday October 21, 2008
08:45 PM

First "Dover Dozen" sticker I've noticed, PR. Pretty cool. Do y'all have one? I grew up in Dover so I tend to notice anything to do with Sebec Lake. Gil


Tuesday October 21, 2008
08:18 PM

We buttoned up the camp and hauled in the water pump a couple of weeks ago. Now we will have to get our daily "fix" of Prides Point through your Web Cam. until next Spring. Thanks Mike for making that possible. By the way: anyone interested in why it's called Prides Point ought to Google Adm. Alfred M. Pride, a former summer resident there. L.C.


Tuesday October 21, 2008
07:25 PM

Nice too be noticed, Thanks for the heads up I've passed the out dated sticker info on to the guilty party, you should be seeing a new sticker.

Anyone else spy a sticker on a vehicle or boat let me know.

PR-DoverDozen


Tuesday October 21, 2008
09:06 AM

I walked the ice cave trail this summer. it is still pretty easy to follow. does anyone know whats up with the "no ATV's" signs i have been coming across?? ed.


Tuesday October 21, 2008
08:58 AM

Yup - yesterday's time lapse of the fog lifting is a "keepah".

I hope you all realize how good the webcam site is for both outstanding image quality and reliability. It is no accident. Well done Mike!

I think Mike might have remote view control now. I wish sometimes the shot was zoomed in on the far shoreline, etc . . .


Tuesday October 21, 2008
08:36 AM

Dale:

Nice slide show on the blog! Glad to see you figured it out. Where is the shot of granite and borestone taken from on Onawa? Nice aerial Kineo shot's too.

GW


Monday October 20, 2008
07:49 AM

Time-lapse of the fog burning off on the lake was very cool yesterday.


Monday October 20, 2008
07:49 AM

Time-lapse of the fog burning off on the lake was very cool yesterday.


Sunday October 19, 2008
06:42 PM

Tooling along the Maine Turnpike just north of Portland this afternoon, I spied a "Dover Dozen" sticker in the window of a Gray GMC. Could that have been one of "our" infamous Dover Dozen of Sebec Lake fame? Seems that he's a NASCRFN (he will know what that means). Maybe he should think about getting an 09 sticker now that is is no longer September. :-)


Saturday October 18, 2008
08:21 AM

At the moment I would say you can just play around and see what you can do as far as making an entry. I think I have opened it up for anyone to be an author if they wish. Making a comment should be very easy as there is a link on the page to do it underneath any post.

-Mike


Friday October 17, 2008
07:58 PM

The last maple leaf falls the day after your lawn is swept clean of all other leaves, Murphy's Law.

Mike, I have been looking at the BLOG you have started (super photograpy), but when it comes to making an entry myself my techno ignorance kicks in. Could you explain how to use the BLOG correctly?


Friday October 17, 2008
12:26 PM

Forget it, it's gone. Winter is coming.


Friday October 17, 2008
10:30 AM

Ok, when is that last maple leaf going to fall? Any guesses?


Thursday October 16, 2008
01:13 PM

It's probally charlie w. saying hi to all of us. I miss his smiling face. He was such a nice man.


Thursday October 16, 2008
11:33 AM

You don't know. :-)


Thursday October 16, 2008
10:52 AM

How do I know you didn't drive out onto the lake and hold up a pumpkin?

-M


Thursday October 16, 2008
09:48 AM

Mike, how did you arrange such a realistic-looking pumpkin? :-) Gil


Thursday October 16, 2008
07:30 AM

I put the pumpkin moon photo on the blog - sebeclake.blogspot.com

-M


Wednesday October 15, 2008
08:12 PM

OMG, Gil, you are right! You can see eyes and a mouth!

-Mike


Wednesday October 15, 2008
07:56 PM

The 6:59PM image of the moon rising on the webcam looks like a Haloween pumpkin! Gil


Wednesday October 15, 2008
12:06 PM

thanks for the ice cave info mike,gw a.g.


Wednesday October 15, 2008
11:42 AM

If you park at Packard's just ask permission first before going up to the ice caves.

I am sure they will show you the trail and tell you how to proceed, where to park etc . . ..

GW


Wednesday October 15, 2008
08:40 AM

Best bet would be to review a topo map of the hill just south of Packard's Landing. There is a trail to the ice caves but it is not well marked and can be confusing due to several branches off of it.

People used to park at Packard's Landing to begin a hike to the caves however that area is private property now. One could approach from the Tim's Cove side and bushwack.

-Mike


Tuesday October 14, 2008
10:07 PM

Sorry, had a problem. Now it's back up.

-Mike


Monday October 13, 2008
12:08 PM

i am interested in finding the ice caves can anyone tell me more. thanks, a.g.


Monday October 13, 2008
07:45 AM

Better take a look at yesterday's time-lapse sunrise - beautiful.


Sunday October 12, 2008
08:44 AM

As much as Tiki complains we don't take him from camp, last time we did he started a fight. Seems some guy was fishin in his favorite spot, and we can’t go back too the ice caves because he brought a glass and started mixing drinks, got drunk fell down and threw up all over the place. So we leave at camp all the time screamin from shore!

PR-DoverDozen


Saturday October 11, 2008
10:04 AM

HEy Dover Dozen-

Does Tiki ever go on road trips or out in the boat fishing or up to the ice caves or hunting?


Thursday October 09, 2008
09:52 AM

Don't forget to visit the Lake Blog ( sebeclake.blogspot.com ). I'll be posting stuff there related to the lake. And there's a slide show of visitor's photo sets. If you want your photos displayed please open a picasa web account. google.picasa.com

-Mike


Tuesday October 07, 2008
09:52 PM

You're welcome GW. Love to see the pictures. Gil


Tuesday October 07, 2008
07:05 PM

peter a fortin sanford maine,very nice lake


Tuesday October 07, 2008
03:50 PM

Gil Gil Gil;

Thank you Thank you Thank you!

GW

ps: mail you all some pix when I get back to HiSpeed land


Tuesday October 07, 2008
09:42 AM

Awesome time lapse today Mike! I think I saw Antie Emm ride her bike past the dock in the mist. We're heading up this weekend to close the camp. I'm looking forward to the foliage, but it's always a happy/sad day for me. I'm already looking forward to Memorial Day... ~Ram Island Lee


Tuesday October 07, 2008
08:04 AM

Mike, that is an amazing video of the fog. Looks like a cyclone of some kind was moving the fog down the lake.

GW and I spent yesterday with our cameras in the north part of Bowerbank checking out some of the new logging roads and enjoying the views of the mountains -Borestone, Barren, Benson, Whitecap, Elephant, Moose (Squaw), No. 4, Jo-Mary- and others. Many new roads still being built around the Buttermilks. Several nice views of Sebec Lake - Deer Point, Tim's Cove, South Cove, etc.from the ridgeline.

The foliage looks to be nearly 100% of peak and when the wind came up after lunch, there was a lot of leaf drop.

We saw 3 partridge and one very large healthy looking coyote.

The lake is high but one gate is open and there was a crew at the dam working on the turbine when we went thru the village.

We're closing the camp this weekend. It seems like we just opened it! -Gil-


Tuesday October 07, 2008
07:14 AM

Take a look at the time-lapse video for today - amazing fog in the morning.

-Mike


Monday October 06, 2008
03:37 PM

My dad said that my sister, husband and boys went camping near the Kangamangus(sp?) Highway this weekend and it was 20 degrees. Yikes. Also, his cousin Dottie lives in Newport, VT and said that the leaves are exceptionally pretty this year.


Monday October 06, 2008
09:10 AM

Anyone have a foliage report?

Official site: http://www.maine.gov/doc/foliage/


Monday October 06, 2008
09:08 AM

Yup thats snow all right..they closed the hiking trails on the mountain above the tree line today...won't be long now


Monday October 06, 2008
08:30 AM

Is that snow I see on Mt. Katahdin? oh man, here we go.....old man winter creeeeeping in


Sunday October 05, 2008
12:56 PM

iPhone lake coverage: FYI

As you my know I jut bought an iPhone. At first the new phone didnt seem to have as good coverage as my old verizon cell phone that had 1 bar of service in much of sebec lake. Here is a FWDed message to my friend mike I sent from the lake this AM on my iPhone.

Begin forwarded message: From: GW Date: October 5, 2008 11:51:29 AM EDT To: Michael McCormack Cc: George Williamson Subject: Email from Jordan island

Hi mike:

I am in front of debbies camp at jordan island on the Internet on my iPhone!

Wow! I also just answered a clients call while typing this too

I have 2-4 bars

Regards,

GW

When I got my phone a few days ago, I found 1-2 bars of service on my AT&T iphone only in front of the markers at the castle. It worked well on RT 15 in Guilford, Aabot, and Monson. Today I went into bucks cove with it.

I had the phone sleeping in my pocket. As I left the cove at perch rock my pocket vibrated?

I looked to see that I had service and new voice and emails. I listened to my mesages, read my email, even went on the web and streamed this music on my speaker phone all in my boat. http://www.sebeclake.net/music.htm

wow!

My location was in my boat in front of Debbie's camp at the east end of Jordan island. I usually had 2-4 bars of service and once I noticed that I even had a FULL strength signal. And I had a strong signal ALL the way home around green point and by salmon shore until I got closer to the castle. My iphone up here in maine is 3 times faster than my camp's dialup connection and I have not been in it's faster 3G netwok yet. It will be faster when I go south to the civilized world I guess.

Regards,

GW


Sunday October 05, 2008
09:04 AM

where did summer go? Pulled the boats out last weekend :( thought it best before the water drops. Anyone who has a permanent dock or would like to just leave the damn thing in, may want to use a "Casco" deicer, it keeps the shore line open all winter. I used one last year, no appreciable damage to dock ! It can be used on a timer as I did to save juice.

Details if needed.


Saturday October 04, 2008
01:56 PM


Friday October 03, 2008
05:37 PM

Hi Barbara, wish you a great fall and winter and get ready for ice-out next spring!

-Mike


Friday October 03, 2008
05:02 PM

Hi from Barbara Buonaugurio ---Born and raised in D-F. Love seeing the photos. Son Steve Jackman amd Karla own a great camp on the lake Just about my last chance to be up their My dad, G.F Noel had a camp at Greely's but it is out of the family now.


Friday October 03, 2008
05:02 PM

Hi from Barbara Buonaugurio ---Born and raised in D-F. Love seeing the photos. Son Steve Jackman amd Karla own a great camp on the lake Just about my last chance to be up their My dad, G.F Noel had a camp at Greely's but it is out of the family now.


Friday October 03, 2008
04:59 PM


Friday October 03, 2008
12:58 PM

Mike:

Fantastic time lapse of the lake. Keep up the good work and thanks for bringing us the lake where ever we are in the world 24/7.

-Peter


Friday October 03, 2008
09:03 AM

The feedback I'm getting is that people like the guesbook format. So we will keep the guestbook but also have the blog so I can rant there.

-Mike


Thursday October 02, 2008
06:17 PM

Folks, I have a blog running on the site now. I'll post webcam status in the blog. There will be topic categories and a searchable index. One difference between the blog and the guestbook is that you will need to log in to post a message. We'll see how it works out and we can still have the good-ol' guestbook as well if that is your preference.

See: www.sebeclake.net/blog

-Mike


Thursday October 02, 2008
08:46 AM

Fair Point says they will have hi speed cable internet/TV/Phone service for next summer as they wire state highways first

We are at the end of Rt 150

That's all I know at this time

I assume we will all be better connected next summah

GW


Thursday October 02, 2008
07:59 AM

GW, do you know about who/how to get cable service for t.v. in willimantic....losing antenna t.v. next year and curious about cost etc.


Wednesday October 01, 2008
07:04 PM

HI All

I got an iPhone 3G today and it works fine in Willimantic 4.5 miles down RT150 from Packard's - strong signal too.

They say I will never have those pesky roaming charges I had on Sebec Lake on my old Cingular setup from 2004. It should work on Sebec great, better than my Verizon did.

I will report on lake coverage soon.

GW


Wednesday October 01, 2008
10:38 AM

hi speed wireless internet report at Sebec Lake 10/1/08:

Yes it is here - our neighbors purchased the middle level of service

$200 install and $40/month

works off the tower on round hill with the white beacon east of bowerbank. They say is works great to fabulous always! Provider claims faster than fairpoint's connection.

I may subscribe for next summah(I close camp in a week)

-GW

ps: folk just up the road in Willimantic can not get the signal but if one can see the tower from the lake, then you're set!


Tuesday September 30, 2008
02:39 PM

In my mind, I can still picture those three loons that used to swim by Esther Adams camp, early in the morning, and I would listen for that sweet call that they would do, and then they would dive for fish. And I was just a little kid then, cause that was 1973, but I still remember... Janylee


Tuesday September 30, 2008
10:33 AM

Hey, GW. Maybe next week? I'm kinda' dragging today! Gil


Tuesday September 30, 2008
10:31 AM

11,925 miles in a plane (including 15 hours yesterday), 3,423 miles on a ship, countless miles in a bus, a taxi and on foot, 9 countries, 3 continents all in 14 days is too much for my old bones. Glad to be back home and ready to check out the leaves at Sebec Lake. Gil


Monday September 29, 2008
06:20 PM

Cable help, no I don't have direct t.v. just a t.v. with roof antenna...HELP!


Monday September 29, 2008
03:50 PM

The actual history of how Tim's cove got it's name is not known. wish we did.


Monday September 29, 2008
03:18 PM

From a year rounder, we are definitely in the best time of the year here at Sebec Lake for many reasons and no offense should be taken


Monday September 29, 2008
03:07 PM

Went to camp this weekend and this is the best time of the yr. the tree's are breath taking even though it rain there be peak this weekend. It's soooo peaceful with everybody gone no offense.


Monday September 29, 2008
02:13 PM

Cable, don't you have direct tv if so your all set.


Monday September 29, 2008
08:57 AM

QUESTION: I heard cable was coming to Tim's cove..I'd like to get it so I don't loose t.v. receiption come 2009 when the go digital...anyone know details of WHEN and who to contact? Thank you...


Monday September 29, 2008
07:24 AM

Hey Gil:

Benson Mountain Road trip this or early next week?

GW


Saturday September 27, 2008
02:16 PM

Back in Alexandria after a day in Cairo and Giza. Hot, dry and dirty. A pretty impressive visit to the pyramids and the Sphinx except for the beggars and their camels. We had lunch on a "riverboat" on the Nile. Cairo is a city of 22 million people and while it has some beautiful areas it's mostly an overcrowded slum. We leave at 9:00 PM tonight for Athens and then home Monday. Sebec lake looks cool and cloudy today but that would be a welcome relief from the heat here. Gil


Friday September 26, 2008
08:37 PM

Gil, I taught ancient Egypt for ten years and never got to visit there. I envy you on this trip.You mentioned a ride on the Nile; I hope you get to see the Giza Plateau. bsbwrbk


Friday September 26, 2008
04:03 PM

Nancy, Thank you for your most kind sentiments of my story "Tim's Cove." I sent it to the "Fairy Tale Review," and I do hope that they will consider it for publication. And I enjoyed reading about your special moment on the lake, with nature in its finest, created just for you. Gil, You sound as though you are having a great time. I have never been out of the country, so I do appreciate hearing about other lands, especially the Holy Land. Dad said he had a doe and her fawn on the property on Wednesday morning around 630am. They came out of the woods and were found to be grazing near the garden. A rare sight he said, at this time of year. The neighbor across the street spotted them. Janylee


Friday September 26, 2008
11:52 AM

On the way to Egypt. 3rd continent, 8th country in 10 days. Supposed to be 100 degrees tomorrow in Cairo. Going "boating" on the Nile. Then back to Athens and home Monday. I miss Sebec Lake. Gil


Friday September 26, 2008
09:27 AM

...keep the reports coming!

-Mike


Friday September 26, 2008
08:56 AM

Hey Gil, you are beginning to remind me of Lowell Thomas.. :)

-Mike


Friday September 26, 2008
06:58 AM

Friday, Sept. 26. Hello from Limassol, Cyprus. Hot and sunny. They tell us Cyprus has no lakes or rivers. Bone dry and rocky. I miss Sebec Lake. Gil


Thursday September 25, 2008
01:32 PM

Hello from Haifa, Israel. Hot today, in the lower 90s Went to Nazareth and around the Sea of Gallilee. Makes you appreciate just how pretty a spot Secec is. Looks like another fine day at Sebec Lake. Home next week. Gil


Wednesday September 24, 2008
08:19 PM

I love the story of Tim's Cove by Janylee McGlinchy. It's a beautiful and magical story just like the cove. I had something magical happen to me there too and I will never forget it. We were out exploring one day in the summer of 2004. I had been to Sebec Lake every summer for 20 years and never managed to go into Tim's Cove. When we came into the cove we yelled out to some kids diving off a dock and said "what's the name of this cove?" and they yelled back "Tim's Cove." It had been cloudy all day and while I was enjoying the beauty of the cove I made a wish. At that very moment the clouds broke and beautiful ray's of sunshine were shining down on me. My wish did not come true exactly the way I wanted it to, but someone heard me and sent me a message by way of those rays of sunshine and I will never forget it as long as I live. Sebec is in my heart forever.

Nancy


Wednesday September 24, 2008
08:17 PM

I love the story of Tim's Cove by Janylee McGlinchy. It's a beautiful and magical story just like the cove. I had something magical happen to me there too and I will never forget it. We were out exploring one day in the summer of 2004. I had been to Sebec Lake every summer for 20 years and never managed to go into Tim's Cove. When we came into the cove we yelled out to some kids diving off a dock and said "what's the name of this cove?" and they yelled back "Tim's Cove." It had been cloudy all day and while I was enjoying the beauty of the cove I made a wish. At that very moment the clouds broke and beautiful ray's of sunshine were shining down on me. My wish did not come true exactly the way I wanted it to, but someone heard me and sent me a message by way of those rays of sunshine and I will never forget it as long as I live. Sebec is in my heart forever.

Nancy


Wednesday September 24, 2008
02:31 PM

While I was watching the "Time Lapse Video" in its movement, I thought of God creating the world in six days, and when it stopped, I thought of him resting on the seventh. And I loved all the colors of the rainbow. Thanks Mike. Grace


Wednesday September 24, 2008
11:24 AM

Mike, Time lapse video is cool ! This site is the first thing I see every morning when I boot up! Thanks, Rich Apopka, Fl.


Wednesday September 24, 2008
08:12 AM

The lake water temperature is in the low 60's and the air temperature had a low of about 37 deg this morning. Notice the fog on the lake this morning? That's visual evidence of a temperature differential. There is a layer of warmer moist air just above the lake being cooled and condensed by the air above. I believe that is why the temperature reading is generally higher than the official morning low and often lower than the official daily high. It's very interesting to see it. Don't forget to check out the the time-lapse video. You can see the day's fog burning off.

-Mike


Tuesday September 23, 2008
02:50 PM

For the man and his daughter who encountered a fawn this summer; I wrote this story on May 31st and then I wrote another short one on June 16th. There was a discussion at the time, about how Tim's Cove got its name. I hope that it touches your heart. Thank you for sharing yours, it touched mine. And I would love to know what day you saw the deer, because I believe in miracles.

Tim's Cove by Janylee McGlinchy Once upon a time there lived a young boy named Tim. He lived all alone in an old rundown shack in the woods near Sebec Lake. Tim loved to fish. But even so, he had not come out of the shack in a very long time. Tim was sad because one day he woke up and found his family gone. When he went to bed that night, he wept bitterly. His sobs were heard throughout the forest, to all the creatures that lived there. The next day, when Tim woke, he heard a sweet sound coming from outside, and so he leaped out of bed and looked out the window. There before his very eyes were a rabbit, two ducks, a loon and a deer. The deer, who appeared to be the leader of them said to Tim, "Could we come and live with you? We lost our home in the woods to a campfire." Tim smiled at the thought of it and shyly said, "If you do not mind being with a little boy and sleeping on the floor at the foot of my bed." It seemed as all the animals grinned in unison. Tim was happy again and so were the animals. As he lay on his bed that night looking out the window, he saw one luminous star twinkling in the east, and he gave thanks for his new family, and then he fell into a deep sleep. Upon awakening, he lay there looking at the crescent moon and remembered that for a very long time there had been one other thing that he longed for. He whispered, "I wonder if I could ask for a fishing pole? And if I had one, I could walk to Sebec Lake and fish on the shore all the day long with the rabbit, the two ducks, the loon and the deer by my side." For Tim was the happiest when he was fishing. So, he said his prayers and went to sleep. When he woke up the next morning, he noticed that there was a bright light shining in through the bedroom window and it came to rest at the foot of the bed, where all the animals were asleep on the floor. And in that moment, he felt in his heart like he did when they came to live with him, and he knew that his wish had been heard. So he jumped up and looked out the window, and there resting up against the lone pine tree was a bright and shiny new fishing pole. Tim once again gave thanks. The next day, Tim fished on the shore with the rabbit, the two ducks, the loon and the deer alongside him. And his face glowed in the radiance of an angel because Tim now had faith. The end.


Tuesday September 23, 2008
01:27 PM

We love the Sebec Webcam and wish we were still at camp ~ it's sunny, warm and lazy in Savannah, Georgia!


Tuesday September 23, 2008
09:16 AM

Guess it's not called deer point for nothing... :)


Tuesday September 23, 2008
08:58 AM

just wanted to share something that we saw on the lake this summer. I was fishing near deer point and had just pulled in a nice trout when my daughter spotted something in the water about 150 yards from the shore heading toward the point on the tims cove side. I cruised slowly toward it and realized that it was a fawn, still with all its spots. The little runt must have swam nearly a mile if it came from the opposite direction. we watched it from a distance and when it reached the rocky shoreline it could not climb across the rocks because it was completely exhausted. I thought we would have to save the little guy but as we came in closer it scrambled up onto shore. didn't see the mother anywhere in sight and the fawn just stood on shore for about 2 or 3 minutes catching its breath. my daughter worried all night about it. just another cool thing about sebec.


Tuesday September 23, 2008
07:39 AM

Just passing thru the Agean Sea headed south. Warm and sunny, but windy. Looks foggy at Sebec this morning. Gil


Tuesday September 23, 2008
03:45 AM

Man it's cold up here.

29 degrees on our kitchen thermometer now

got to start the wood stove brrrrr . . .


Tuesday September 23, 2008
12:55 AM

Greetings from Shenzhen, China.

The temperature is 92 degrees and the humidity is 85%

Very hot and "sticky"

Wish I was at Sebec


Tuesday September 23, 2008
12:55 AM

Greetings from Shenzhen, China.

The temperature is 92 degrees and the humidity is 85%

Very hot and "sticky"

Wish I was at Sebec


Monday September 22, 2008
07:13 AM

Hello from Constanta, Romania where it is 68 degrees and sunny. Some different from the weather yesterday. Looks a little foggy at Sebec Lake this morning. Gil


Sunday September 21, 2008
07:55 PM

Living on the lake year-round makes me feel like I' m cheating God a little by being in Heaven early. He' ll forgive me, I'm sure. Thanks, Mike for the site. It's icing on the cake. bsbwrbk


Sunday September 21, 2008
08:30 AM

Thanks, Mike. I'm in Odessa, Ukraine today where it is raining as hard as I ever saw it rain at Sebec lake. 55 and foggy to boot. Looks like cloudy but dry at Sebec. Gil


Sunday September 21, 2008
08:21 AM

Hi Gil, have a great trip!

-Mike


Saturday September 20, 2008
06:53 AM

Hello from Varna, Bulgaria. I check the webcam every day to keep track of the Maine weather. 64 and cloudy here. Gil


Friday September 19, 2008
11:01 AM

Still working on automated time-lapse video. It will probably take a few more days to get it right.

-Mike


Friday September 19, 2008
09:29 AM

Temperature plotted is from early July to now. You can see in August there were a few very cool days.

-Mike


Friday September 19, 2008
02:17 AM

Hey Mike:

How bout a peek at the long term since mid summer temp graphs?


Thursday September 18, 2008
12:05 PM

Someone left there porch light on. Look across the lake in the 556am sunrise pic, sweet. And that moon shot gracing the lake, have mercy... Little things


Wednesday September 17, 2008
12:51 PM

Gil won't be torturing you for a couple of weeks. I'm in Athens, Greece on my way to Istanbul, Turkey and points beyond for a couple of weeks. :-)


Wednesday September 17, 2008
12:28 PM

Sorry to hear about the Milo fire. I hope no one was hurt. Lake looks great today wish I was there.

Bill Kentucky


Monday September 15, 2008
05:34 PM

I just added some photos of the Milo Fire. Go to the photo Gallery, click on SH, then click on the silouette beside the initials SH, this is my public album, click on Milo Fire, I will caption them as the time permits.


Monday September 15, 2008
12:32 PM

SO SAD ABOUT THE MILO FIRE.SEE THE MILO WEBCAM. AL


Monday September 15, 2008
09:30 AM


Friday September 12, 2008
03:54 PM


Friday September 12, 2008
07:36 AM

Gil just loves to torture us.....sigh...


Thursday September 11, 2008
05:26 PM

An absolutely gorgeous day at Sebec Lake. Cut a pickup load of firewood and ate lunch in the sun on the rock in front of camp before heading for home. Not a boat in sight. Blue, sunny skies and a light breeze from the west. Days like this at Sebec are precious. The maples are starting to turn red, especially in the swamps. Gil


Thursday September 11, 2008
09:27 AM

See the pre-sunrise photo in Today's Images.


Wednesday September 10, 2008
04:04 PM

Pretty good sat view of the Ike in the Gulf: http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/east/latest_eastvis.gif

-Mike


Wednesday September 10, 2008
02:10 PM

Here is a thought on the Sunnyside Cafe. My folks think that it might have been on York Beach, Maine. That would be on Long Sands beach; there is still is an eatery there today, it sits on the oceanside.


Wednesday September 10, 2008
12:57 PM

Dear friends,

In light of September 11, 2001, I wish to submit a story that I wrote, in hopes that it would bless all who read it. I had thought to wait until tomorrow, but then again, we do not have the promise of tomorrow.

911 Story by Janylee McGlinchy

On September 11th my day began as usual, up around 6:15 am to see my daughter off to school and then to sit down with my Bible and a cup of coffee. As I lingered over my reading in Psalms I couldn’t seem to shake a “profound sense of sadness” and began to weep. I decided to pause and call a friend in Maine, we help each other, both divorced single moms with one daughter. I placed a call at 655 am to her work place and we chatted. I then decided to go for my morning jog. As I went outside to my patio I noticed two Chicago peace roses were perfect to be cut, they weren’t ready the day before. This bush was put in the ground many years ago, so it’s a rare sight to get beautiful roses still and they were side-by-side and identical. I walked outside to start my jog and looked up and saw a beautiful rainbow. I remember thinking to myself by not coming out when I did I might have missed this! As I was jogging I ran by my neighbor who also grows roses and I told him about my two that were beautiful. Upon returning home, as I was walking up my sidewalk I almost couldn’t believe it; in my butterfly garden I saw three unique species of butterflies, a rare sight. Once in awhile I might see one but this is what I’d hoped for someday. They were so pretty and I watched them for a few moments thinking, my patience had paid off, they’d found my garden! As I went inside the patio I decided to cut the roses before they opened anymore and then I noticed my very first flower on my bleeding heart vine. I was once again amazed at all the blessings of they day! A bleeding heart flower is white and has two red flowers in the center of the white. So I thought I would let my friend know with a quick call back that I was feeling better now. That call was placed at 8:33 am. It was through a phone call I learned of the tragic events of the day and had to turn on the television to see what I, like many others couldn’t believe. It wasn’t until days later I learned that my parents always flew Flight #11 American Airlines from Boston to Los Angeles every September to see his sister who lives in Palm Springs. He had said it was too expensive to go this year. Also, in 1982 I had dined in the World Trade Center at “Windows of the World.” Before the attack I had told my minister I was sad with the way the world was going. I’m happy that we’ve drawn together. To me the good far outweighs the bad, not to minimize everyone’s losses. My sister’s death in 1983 affected me in a profound way and I truly believe I became a better person because of it. I’d like to close in saying this, in a symbolic way as when they rolled the stone and Jesus was not there, I’d like to think in the same way that the people that haven’t been found in the World Trade Center have risen and become angels. It’s a nice thought, isn’t it? If anything I’ve said can help someone in their grief, I’d be honored by that, but more importantly give God the glory. God Bless you. Note: my rose bush died after the last two rose bloomed


Wednesday September 10, 2008
07:25 AM

Just learned that columbus day weekend is when they'll be letting the water drop on the lake. Pretty consistent with other years.


Tuesday September 09, 2008
10:26 AM

Can't wait to see Mr Squirrel! It helps me get through the winter!


Tuesday September 09, 2008
08:06 AM

You deserve a pat on the back and a standing ovation, Thanks for giving us a window too the world we all wish could be in living rooms.

PR-DoverDozen


Monday September 08, 2008
04:20 PM

Thanks for your comment and suggestion (GW?). Sounds like I gave myself a pat on the back but really just happy that the cam doesn't need constant intervention anymore. Yeah! That will free up time to work on the squirrel cam. :)

-Mike


Monday September 08, 2008
02:50 PM

Mike, just want to express our appreciation for the website - we love being able to be at the lake when we can't be at the lake! Thanks!


Monday September 08, 2008
02:41 PM

My suggestion for the web page:

How about putting a LARGE thumbnail of the web cam image on every page of the Sebeclake.net so we can always see the lake even if we're here at the blog or at RFS. Just reference the image's HTML address and resize it as a smaller clone. It would be nice to see a small view of Sebec on any page in this site as well as the full screen shot on the home page. Just a thought . . .


Monday September 08, 2008
11:59 AM

Everybody, earlier this summer I upgraded the computer, camera and wrote new software to post the cam image and temperature data. Turned out this computer had a fluky modem. After installing a new modem the system looks to be running very well.

I have some ideas for more improvements and as time allows I will implement them (one is a better, smoother time lapse video, perhaps automatically posted).

-Mike


Monday September 08, 2008
11:07 AM

Check out the PR-Dover Dozen photo gallery, Bigdawg got a nice one on Memorial day week end there.

BD83


Saturday September 06, 2008
05:52 PM

Im sure the dover dozen have been around the lake this summer would love to see some new photos or here some stories.Did any of you guys get any nice fsh this summer.I have herd some stories that you guys know how to fish.Lets see some photos.


Saturday September 06, 2008
08:10 AM

RE: I am still fishing-

Salmon slowing down - still getting on copper mooslooks at all colors - 8, 6, 5, 4, 2, etc . . . I see them staging at the stream head in front of the castle on my fish finder. I expect the salmon to start jumping the falls soon, perhaps in a few days. Togue still biting - lots of 18" to 24" - a neighbor got a 36" one a few weeks ago. I expect to get some good smallmouth fishing in the rest of the month but I haven't figured out yet where the big ones are holed up this summer.

Goin' to the Fly in today in Greenville. I hope the weather holds up.

GW


Saturday September 06, 2008
07:43 AM

Any one still fishing?

PR-DoverDozen


Friday September 05, 2008
09:51 PM

I think he retired. :-)


Friday September 05, 2008
01:55 PM

I wish I had as long a vacation as that damn squirrel!


Friday September 05, 2008
10:08 AM


Wednesday September 03, 2008
09:11 AM

There were four boats entered in the race. One dropped out before the start and one did not complete the course. So it was a two boat race, my boat, an O'day Mariner 19' and an Olin's boat, an O'day 20'. Our boat, Vinland came out ahead I think by about 50 seconds after the handicap is applied.

-Mike


Wednesday September 03, 2008
03:18 AM

Hi Mike:

I like the race photos! Glad to see life jackets were worn.

How close was the finnish? Can you caption the photos?

GW


Tuesday September 02, 2008
07:23 PM

Thanks PR,

-Mike


Tuesday September 02, 2008
06:10 AM

Fantastic photo's Mike, China looks amazing. Glade your back in the land of the free and the home of Sebec lake.

PR-DoverDozen


Monday September 01, 2008
04:27 PM

Mike, Great Pictures from Beijing! RG.


Monday September 01, 2008
03:12 PM

Hi GW, there were huge waves on the lake today. -Mike


Monday September 01, 2008
01:05 AM

great sail race pix mike!

looks like fun!

-GW


Saturday August 30, 2008
05:50 PM


Friday August 29, 2008
09:31 PM

Use right-click, then open link in new window.

-Mike


Friday August 29, 2008
09:26 PM

Friends, here are photos from our China trip: http://picasaweb.google.com/SebecLakeMaine/China2008Select?authkey=PgreF8P5SAs

-Mike


Friday August 29, 2008
08:15 PM

So nice to see the lake! It's way too hot here in CA! Happy Labor Day to all!!! JH


Friday August 29, 2008
06:30 PM

Looking forward to my "Frequent" daily dose of your great pictures! Regards, Hope you have a great Labor Day Weekend! Still a little hot down here, but it's the only place I have ever lived that I look forward to Winter ! Rich Gesell Apopka, Florida.


Friday August 29, 2008
04:14 PM


Friday August 29, 2008
04:14 PM


Thursday August 28, 2008
10:10 AM


Wednesday August 27, 2008
10:57 PM

Mike tells me that it may take more than my "point and click" approach to good pictures to fix the camera. :) So I will leave future updates to him!

Kathy


Wednesday August 27, 2008
07:54 AM

I will be up to the camp Thursday morning and reset the camera so we should have some good pictures again.

Kathy


Wednesday August 27, 2008
12:54 AM

Salmon Report:

As you might know, at Packard's this season we have been having a Salmon Contest. Salmon are still biting nice on 6 colors in front of the channel markers in front of the Castle! They seem to be staging for the spawn run up the falls at Earlies. They will start jumping the falls real soon.

I just paid $2 for a glass of water on USAIR - can you believe it? NorthWest still has the best service these days.

Also, come to the Monson General Store Song Circle this friday at 7pm - all welcome.

ps: nice Beijing photos Mike!

-GW


Wednesday August 27, 2008
12:54 AM

Salmon Report:

As you might know, at Packard's this season we have been having a Salmon Contest. Salmon are still biting nice on 6 colors in front of the channel markers in front of the Castle! They seem to be staging for the spawn run up the falls at Earlies. They will start jumping the falls real soon.

I just paid $2 for a glass of water on USAIR - can you believe it? NorthWest still has the best service these days.

Also, come to the Monson General Store Song Circle this friday at 7pm - all welcome.

ps: nice Beijing photos Mike!

-GW


Tuesday August 26, 2008
07:56 PM

Welcome home Mike and Jan. We missed you. Can't wait to see the pictures! Gil


Monday August 25, 2008
06:44 PM

I went through guestbook withdrawl...its bad...glad your back Mike


Monday August 25, 2008
06:17 PM

The Bears House museum at greeleys landing opend a couple of weeks ago. this weekend will be the last of the season. thursday,friday, saturday. 1:00 to 5:00. Tim


Monday August 25, 2008
11:02 AM

Mike, glad you made it home safe and sound. the webcam's been lost without you, kind of pointed in odd directins and out of focus a bit and no date/time stamp at bottom.......o.k. we'll admit it...WE'VE been lost without it/you....you've spoiled us....hope you had a great time overseas!!! KJ tc187


Monday August 25, 2008
08:04 AM

I will post a page of China photos, etc. soon.

-Mike


Monday August 25, 2008
08:03 AM


Monday August 25, 2008
06:47 AM

Mike how was your trip? Exciting no doubt.


Monday August 25, 2008
06:46 AM

YEA!!!!!!!!!!! It's Back


Friday August 01, 2008
12:47 PM


Thursday July 31, 2008
02:05 PM

Mike may comment, he knows his stuff, if you would like to see your camp from home!


Thursday July 31, 2008
11:54 AM

I reccomend the IR cameras. They take very good pictures - day or night. And, the flash is invisible (IR). So if you place the camera well, people (and animals) won't know they have been 'shot'. Wouldn't do much good if a thief saw the camera and stole that too!

-Northshore Exile


Thursday July 31, 2008
09:11 AM

Which camera systems do folks use and recommend? I have seem some day and IR night cams. I want one watching my dock and boat. I like the idea of swapping the SD card into my digi cam to view the images and USB connectivity. All these features are available for around $100 - more than the cost of spark plug wires I might add, but about the cost of a good salmon rod.


Thursday July 31, 2008
08:51 AM

Yes - the Cabellas hunting cams are exactly what we want

I am googleing it now


Thursday July 31, 2008
08:48 AM

A number of camps have cameras, that record all activity when the owner is away. Should a problem arise WHAM we have pictures! One possible low cost solution could be a hunting camera that takes and stores a number of still shots of an area any time some one or thing sets it off. Review or delete at a later time.

Cabela's has a bunch of them, prices start at about $50.00 to $500.00 WWW.Cabela's.com Look under Hunting the go to "Trail cameras" All the best!


Thursday July 31, 2008
08:21 AM

For those who have had some unfortune recently, due to theft; here is a word for the thief/thieves. And remember this; God is always watching.

The Ten Commandments: #8 "Thou shalt not steal" (King James Version Exodus 20:15)


Wednesday July 30, 2008
09:05 PM

Where is the pole going? where will the high speed internet be available?


Wednesday July 30, 2008
05:28 PM

Theft - follow up:

It seems that they were really having engine trouble and "borrowed" the spark plug wires from one of our 6hp boats!

They could have asked! 'da noive of dem bastads

Once the removed wires were replaced, (new available at Tim Merrils!)the motor runs fine again we're happy to report.

It is a shame that this raises suspicion at our beloved Sebec of fellow boaters. If we were asked, we would have loaned them the wires or driven them home 8 miles down the lake - we're friendly folk here. Don't take our stuff.

I don't want to add an IP or motion trap camera on my dock - but guess what . . .

GW - sorry

PS: the Fairpoint truck was here yesterday to see where to put the new pole that will have HI SPEED INTERNET AND CABLE TV!!!


Wednesday July 30, 2008
10:29 AM

I was just down in Appleton at the Meservey family reunion, and I was staying at my uncle's home in an upstairs room. I woke at midnight, and I looked out the window toward the pasture, and that crescent moon was so pretty; it was that fall orange color that leaves get in the peak of season, and I just lay on my bed gazing at it, and I remember how peaceful I felt I felt in my heart. Janylee


Wednesday July 30, 2008
09:18 AM

hint: right click on the link and open in new window: http://www.kynd.net/~mmccorma/history/big0500.jpg


Wednesday July 30, 2008
09:17 AM

Crestent moon at sunrise is here: http://www.kynd.net/~mmccorma/history/big0500.jpg

-Mike


Wednesday July 30, 2008
09:07 AM

Thank you to George Williamson for the beautiful picture of the eagles (main page, scroll down). I feel blessed just looking at it. Also, did you all see the crescent moon this morning at the crack of dawn, or were you sleeping :) God Bless America


Wednesday July 30, 2008
07:08 AM

FYI> Last fri. i seen a sheriff drive down to the lake. I was wondering if someone got broken into. We all try to make sure our camps are secured. Also there;s a girl who seems drunk all the time loses her dog just about every weekend for a month now maybe she checking thing out at people's camps, because if i lost my dog every weekend i sure would tie it up and not have to chase it every weekend, and bother people yelling for her dog. Just be aware for people like her you never know what could happen in the fall when nobody is there.


Tuesday July 29, 2008
11:25 PM

I would say when investigating unusual activity at odd hours near your property, carry a camera. Be obvious about taking a picture or 2 first, from a safe distance, and then ask questions...that is if they hang around after they see their picture is being taken. If they do, then they may be engaged in an honest activity or genuinely need help. If they leave hastily then you have info and evidence.

Kathy


Tuesday July 29, 2008
01:26 PM


Tuesday July 29, 2008
07:41 AM

In today’s climate of idiots we all need to be more observant, next time some one claims to be having trouble or in need of help or lost get as much info as possible reg.# boat and auto and remember as much personal description as you can, it helps in the attempt to arrest these idiots.


Monday July 28, 2008
10:20 PM

Looks like the lake has come up again. One gate is open at the dam and lots of water going down the river. Also looks like work going on at the dam on the generators. FYI I recently had an response from the company managing the dam to an inquiry I made several days before that telling me that they were having difficulties with the generators, had mechanics on site and hoped to have the water levels back to normal soon. Gil


Monday July 28, 2008
01:39 PM

Hi Momo, nice to hear from you. We enjoyed your visit - see ya later. :)

-Mike


Monday July 28, 2008
12:39 PM

Hey! I really enjoyed my stay over there and I wanted to thank you:) By the way your site is very nice. I hope to see you soon Say hello to Jane from me Bye Monica


Monday July 28, 2008
11:45 AM


Monday July 28, 2008
11:19 AM

Ouch. I didn't think that kind of thing happened on Sebec. I've left my boat and motor tied up at the dock with fishing gear, etc. for years with never a problem. Make you think, eh? Gil


Monday July 28, 2008
09:48 AM

FYI: We had two guys in a small silver boat with a small motor that were found at our docks Sunday AM at 6am. Someone came down to see what all the noise was - they were told that they were having motor trouble and were offered phone and coffee. They soon left but first took the plug wires from those folks boat so as not to be chased after. It now seems that they were rowing in to quietly rifle through our boats and steal stuff at 5am sunday am and were prepared to use the guise of motor trouble if caught.

GW


Sunday July 27, 2008
08:42 AM

Jan and I climbed Borestone yesterday - beautiful day. It's a great blueberry season this year. We easily collected 1 liter of berries.

-Mike


Friday July 25, 2008
02:21 PM

I think we know why Mike doesn't have a mic...

-MM


Friday July 25, 2008
10:20 AM

Re sailboat racing, Olin Sawyer from the Bowerbank shore is the race organizer. Please contact him if you are interested at olinsawyer@aol.com and I will post race details and participants.

-Mike


Friday July 25, 2008
03:13 AM

RE: A Sebec Lake Sailboat Race will be organized for Labor Day weekend.

What is the course? In the big lake or past the Narrows?

What are the rules?


Thursday July 24, 2008
10:05 AM

What kind of music do ya'll play and sing? A poem for you all. Over yonder in Monson, guitars are strumming and songs are sung voices in unison a day well done.


Thursday July 24, 2008
09:36 AM

That looks like a great hoe down. Why is it that GW has a mic and MM doesn't? :-) Gil


Wednesday July 23, 2008
11:53 PM

Wow Mike:

I like the pix on the home page - especially the Barren Ledges shot!

And Jan in the new chair!

GW


Wednesday July 23, 2008
02:07 PM

Thanks for the link Gil that is great.


Wednesday July 23, 2008
11:31 AM

Here's another web cam located on Moosehead lake, about 35 miles north of Sebec. Gil

http://www.beavercovecamps.com/weather/


Wednesday July 23, 2008
08:44 AM

Thanks Gil for the weather update. It is appreciated since the web cam is not working.


Wednesday July 23, 2008
01:43 AM

I like the new lake level page. Nice job Mike. Well done again!

Water and air temp too - yes, the water is warmer than the air these days.

Goin' back to Monson friday night.

GW


Tuesday July 22, 2008
10:13 PM

You know what I love about the stars; they are constant; you can go all the way from Florida to Maine, and gaze upon them at night, and there they are, in the same position, the bigger dipper in the northeast and the little dipper, southeast, simply amazing. By the way, if you are looking for the big dipper, it looks like a large kettle with a long handle, if you were to connect the stars, and then the little dipper looks like a fancy number seven, and they sure are pretty. Grace


Tuesday July 22, 2008
07:56 PM

hi


Tuesday July 22, 2008
05:10 PM

Since nobody else answered your question, 38 miles to the south of Sebec Lake it is 74 degrees, humid, mostly cloudy but no rain. Gil


Tuesday July 22, 2008
11:59 AM

What is the weather like up there today?


Tuesday July 22, 2008
10:27 AM

Update: We should have a webcam picture again by the weekend. The water and air temperture chart is working fine.

-Mike


Monday July 21, 2008
02:15 PM

So sweet it is, to capture nature in its finest, as seen at the break of dawn; two lovely loons on a flat calm lake, swimming at morning's call, with the sun's bright beam as their backdrop. Janylee


Monday July 21, 2008
07:49 AM

webecam update: Might be a few days before we can get a picture again.

-Mike


Sunday July 20, 2008
04:41 PM

Congratulations to Becky & John!! Had a great time @ there wedding. Good times with great people!!John and the gang @ The Cedars.


Saturday July 19, 2008
09:58 PM

Since Bill checks this site every day, he'll have to wait until next week for us to pose for the camera. We don't have the boat in yet. Just cleaned it up today, and we found some money to buy gas for it. bsbwrbk


Saturday July 19, 2008
09:48 PM

I jes luv dat color blue dat shining on da lake so pritty and all. Oh my, I am jes gonna have to git in da cah en git on ovah der, right soon :) sal mon


Thursday July 17, 2008
07:42 PM

Hi Nancy Adams, I'm glad that I could send you a little slice of heaven, my favorite place in the world good old Sebec lake. Have a great summer! John @ the Cedars


Thursday July 17, 2008
12:13 PM

Thanks for setting up this great site. My parent's have a house near the lake and it is nice to check out the conditions before I visit from NY.

E. Weidman


Thursday July 17, 2008
12:13 PM

Thanks for setting up this great site. My parent's have a house near the lake and it is nice to check out the conditions before I visit from NY.

E. Weidman


Wednesday July 16, 2008
07:49 PM

Dear John:

I love your evening photo of the south shore of Bowerbank. It's breathtaking. I look at this website 3 or 4 times a day. Love Maine and miss it very much.

Thanks,

nancy Adams from California


Wednesday July 16, 2008
11:48 AM

Looks like a great day to be on the lake. I miss the lake. I am stuck here in Kentucky because the wife thinks its to cold in Maine. I look at the site every day and wish I was back home. Maybe even see mom and dad on the boat pass by the camera. Bill S. From Kentucky Ps. It is 94 here today. Could use a cool dip in the lake. ahhhhhhhhh


Tuesday July 15, 2008
12:24 PM

Over yonder here in Biddeford, Maine, waking to the soft sweet sound of sparrows singing in the trees, butterflies dancing on the milkweed, and the Maine woods as seen from the bedroom window, creates a perfect backdrop to feed one's soul... Janylee&her friend Marissa


Tuesday July 15, 2008
08:30 AM

I must say . . . Tim Merrills fixed my motor just fine. It purs like a kitten now and runs great!

Thanks Barbara!

GW

ps: 2 colors, coper 1/6 oz mooselook, 1.8 mph


Sunday July 13, 2008
07:25 PM

The second gate at the dam was closed this afternoon. Gil


Saturday July 12, 2008
08:13 PM

One gate at the dam is still open. There is no water going over the splashboards but the lake is right at the top. Looks like no significant change in the level since I checked last Tuesday. Gil


Friday July 11, 2008
10:33 AM

Thanks, Kathy. That's just what it is - a retirement project. Doesn't pay very well, though. Gil


Friday July 11, 2008
09:10 AM

Thank, as also for the wonderful views of Sebec. I find myself looking at this web cam several times a day. Here is a good shot:http://www.flickr.com/photos/seanettles/2654973245/

Joel from Maryland


Friday July 11, 2008
07:49 AM

By the way, don't wait up for that picture book thing to happen...

Kathy


Friday July 11, 2008
07:48 AM

Thanks, KJ. Gil


Friday July 11, 2008
07:44 AM

Nice pics Gil... I somehow now find myself inspired to quit my day job and become a free-lance Nature Photo-Journalist. First project, a great coffee- table book with my (and everyone else's) best pictures of Sebec Lake. Title....hhmmm..."A Year at the Lake."

Well....maybe a retirement project.

Kathy


Friday July 11, 2008
05:54 AM

GIL, your pictures are FANTASTIC...thank you I can't wait to get back up to Tim's Cove tonight!!! KJ TC187


Thursday July 10, 2008
09:45 PM

Thanks, Susan. I have many more to add. Gil


Thursday July 10, 2008
09:28 PM

Gil,

Your pictures are stunningly beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

Susan


Thursday July 10, 2008
07:43 PM

Thanks for posting that photo of The Cedars...what a nice shot..what beauty only in Maine


Thursday July 10, 2008
06:35 PM

The squirrel will be well rested after his summer vacation and will resume his antics in September. He is sitting back in his squirrel size lawn chair drinking a squirrel size cool drink right now.

-Mike


Thursday July 10, 2008
01:47 PM

When does the squirrel cam guy get back from vacation? I feel bad for the little guys; they must be starving.


Wednesday July 09, 2008
09:29 PM

Hey, GW, I'm a helmsman of some reknown (just ask Mike) :-) and I have 2 downriggers and 3 12V outlets on my boat. I will volunteer to be the assistant producer if you show me where you are hiding all the big salmon! Gil


Wednesday July 09, 2008
01:36 PM

Ah, under water camera . . . UNDER WATER CAMERA!

I almost forgot . . . Yes this year I am planning to make more underwater videos - some serious and some more silly.

Also I am planing on an underwater campfire, but the oil well in my backyard has been keeping me busy these days. I think I may have my first barrel sold for around $140 or so.

I need a helmsman and a boat with a 12V cigarette lighter and a downrigger to film underwater. My motah is still waiting for the idle adjustment at the shop.

I am hoping to film Salmon taking the mooselook, more bass, and the Marion again.

GW


Wednesday July 09, 2008
10:01 AM

Kathy, Great. Will do. Gil


Wednesday July 09, 2008
07:17 AM

Gil & GW...speaking of fish and other adventures/explorations talked about last weekend, I am definitely interested and game for most excursions. You can get my email address from Mike. (Don't want to post it here) Just shoot me an email anytime since I live "local."

Kathy

PS I'm a member of Penobscot Fly-Fishers and recommend the group. They have some interesting speakers, etc. and meet in Brewer.


Tuesday July 08, 2008
10:13 PM

Hey GW, can you fix Mike up with an underwater camera so we can all watch the bass swim by his dock? Gil


Tuesday July 08, 2008
09:28 PM

We have the coolest lake web site.

Thanks Mike!

How cool is the new plot!

GW


Tuesday July 08, 2008
06:19 PM

Hi Mike,

Great to see both the air and water temperatures. How about wind direction and wind speed? Maybe throw in the Black Fly index for good measure! :-) Gil


Tuesday July 08, 2008
03:52 PM

Sounds good GW. I just installed new temperature probes and am still setting it up with some new software (using Matlab). You can see we now have water temperature and air temperature. The air probe was sitting in the sun for a while this morning and gave an incorrect reading for a while.

It needs to accumulate some readings over several days and then I can open it up to show more past day readings.

The water temperature is take about 15 feet from the shore and the probe is held down about 18" from the surface. So I guess that would be swimming water temperature.

-Mike


Tuesday July 08, 2008
03:00 PM

Hey Mike - How bout a 2 week view of temp as we go through the warmest part of summer?

GW


Tuesday July 08, 2008
12:38 PM

One gate is still open this morning and the water is now about 2" or 3" below the top of the splashboards.

Back home now for a spell but I hope to be back for another of GW's famous campfires before the summer is over. :-) Gil


Tuesday July 08, 2008
11:44 AM

good news about the boards, the lake level is good right now. thank you.


Tuesday July 08, 2008
11:41 AM

Hey Gil,

I've also seen a few loons and noticed no chicks. Also saw the eagle swoop down near our dock for a morning meal last Saturday, most impressive sight!

LA in TC


Tuesday July 08, 2008
02:05 AM

how do mac users upload their great photos


Monday July 07, 2008
04:05 PM

One of the gates is now closed and there is no water going over the splashboards. Watch out for the bullfrogs, Kathy! Gil


Monday July 07, 2008
12:47 PM

Dear friends,

I am in the historic Kittery, Maine area family, and enjoying the soft sweet sound of tiny birds singing to me as the day breaks, and they gather at the feeder for their morning meal; the mother woodpecker takes the seed and feeds her baby, so sweet. Yesterday, I went to church at Saint Marks UMC, the church I grew up in, some folks that I knew from years past where there. And I sat with my friend in the back near a stained glass window. She is the town historian, and is 84. I looked around and I remembered all the time I spent here, and then we began to sing, "Kyrie" and I got a little emotional. Afterwards, I asked the preacher what it meant and he told me "Lord have mercy," and then I understood. Janylee

Janylee


Monday July 07, 2008
09:12 AM

I was down to the Sebec Dam early Sat afternoon (7/5) and both gates were still open, creating quite a current and a nice flow on the river. By the way, great time Saturday night.

Kathy (Mike's sister)


Monday July 07, 2008
07:13 AM

I was down to Sebec Dam early afternoon Saturday 7/5 and both gates were open. By the way, great time Saturday night!

Kathy (Mike's sister)


Sunday July 06, 2008
07:17 PM

I haven't been down to the village for several days but the water has dropped down to what I would call a pretty normal level. I pushed the dock back out today.

I've been watching an eagle from around Bucks Cove over by the Castle for the last several days. Majestic bird.

Lots of loons but I havent't yet seen a chick. Anyone else seen one? Gil


Sunday July 06, 2008
05:05 PM

Hey, GW, I'll bring my copper Mooselooks with me and come up some day. You can show me where you've got all the salmon hidden. Gil


Sunday July 06, 2008
09:39 AM

Hey Gill:

So nice to meet you - thanks for stopping by and being the DB(designated boater). Yes, I want to tour the roads north of Bowerbank. And also fish the Sebec River.

Shoot me an email - get my address from Mike.

Best Regards

GW


Saturday July 05, 2008
10:28 AM

I get on this site frequently to get a "lake fix"! It is like having a window from my office in Virginia when I need a break. Thanks, Mike.


Friday July 04, 2008
10:51 AM

Hey Now Gill:

Email mike - I hope you're not busy sat night

GW


Thursday July 03, 2008
08:16 PM

Both gates are now open. Gil


Thursday July 03, 2008
01:15 PM

Mike, You got it! Good summary!! RBH


Thursday July 03, 2008
08:00 AM

RBH, great analysis, thanks!! If I may summarize: 9500 kilowatt-hours = 1" of lake water at nominal lake head height (17'). That's enough to run 95,000 100 watt light bulbs for one hour. Sound right? Lot of potential energy in the lake.

-Mike


Thursday July 03, 2008
05:44 AM

Thanks for all the dam info-

FYI: I like this National weather service weather radar site:

http://radar.weather.gov/radar_lite.php?rid=gyx&product=NCR&loop=yes

The animation loads fast on my slow dial-up and the map can be panned to adjacent radars.

Thanks for the info Mike, Gil, and RBH! As I expected - hi water over the dam represents lost revenues. Oh woe . . . I fear our lives will be forever dominated by oil profits and energy efficiency. I think I am going to drill for oil so I can get my profits too. I'll get started right away and report back.

Salmon Report:

we got them at 3 colors yesterday on copper and brass mooselooks

GW

ps: safe weekend all - I'm back late friday night


Thursday July 03, 2008
01:05 AM

The energy content (in kilowatt- hours) in the top inch of Sebec Lake as it is used to generate electricity at the Sebec Dam at the “normal” head of 17 feet (5.2 meters) can be estimated as follows:

A) mass of water (in kilograms) = [1000 (kilograms per cubic meter)] * [ 1 (inch)] * [0.0254 (meters per inch)] * [10.27 (sq miles)] * [2.59 x 10 exp 6 (sq meters per sq mile)] = 6.8 x 10 exp 8 (kilograms).

B) potential energy (in joules) of mass of water from A) = [6.8 x 10 exp 8 (kilograms)] * [9.8 (meters per second per second)] * [5.2 (meters)] = 3.4 x 10 exp 10 (joules).

C) energy from B) in kilowatt-hours = [3.4 x 10 exp 10 (joules)] * [2.78 exp {-7} (kilowatt-hours per joule)] = 9500 (kilowatt-hours).

D) The Sebec Dam has two turbines with name plate power rating of 300 and 550 kilowatts. If all the water in the top inch of the lake were allowed to flow through the two turbines it would take it would take 11.2 hours (9500 kilowatt-hours / 850 kilowatts) to lower the lake by the one inch .

It is also noteworthy that any water that passes over the flash boards represents lost revenues for the dam operators (i.e. it is not passing through the turbines). RBH


Wednesday July 02, 2008
03:49 PM

Yeah, GW, I too would like to see both gates in the dam open. I was down that way about an hour ago and the only one open is the one that powers the larger turbine. Wonder if there might be a mechanical problem causing them to keep the other one closed? The water hasn't come up but I don't think it is going down, either.

Boaters should keep an eye out. Lots of crap floating in the lake.

4-7 colors, eh? Still copper? Maybe I'll have to wet a line. Gil


Wednesday July 02, 2008
12:15 PM

Sebec friends, here is a weather link that has I think the best radar and radar animation that you can zoom-in on: http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=portland%2Cme

-Mike


Wednesday July 02, 2008
10:14 AM

Sebec Hydro web: http://www.swiftriverhydro.com/sebec%20hydro.htm

-Mike


Wednesday July 02, 2008
07:35 AM

GW, that's an interesting question: how much power in each inch of lake water. That may be a sneaky integration question because the lowest 1/10" of the "inch" of water is not has high as the upper 1/10" inch of water (it's early in the morning so might not be thinking about that right). For a rough estimate think of the total weight of the water volume - 6000 acres x 1" (convert to the proper units first). Then I think relate it to energy units like foot-pounds and then I think we can get to Watts from there. First one to work the numbers through wins a major award ;)

-Mike


Tuesday July 01, 2008
11:40 PM

Hey Gil:

Loons will attempt a second nesting clutch in July if the June attempt fails, so the water levels and other factors can affect them. Also large boat wakes, like the inboard/outboard that came by this afternoon and pulled a huge wake "less than 200' from shore" on the way back from Early's Falls at 6:15pm, can swamp nests and kill loon chicks. I figure the loon nest by us got swamped today.

We see the female loon fishing out by the channel markers. The male is on the nest which I haven't spotted yet this year.

Just because we do not put up the "NO WAKE" signs doesn't mean "FLOOR IT!" when you pass on the way to and from the falls. When the water is up like it is now, the loons can't take the stress of boat wakes. A little common sense folks for the common loon helps.

Why are not all the dam gates open now - the lake is so high?

Mike- how much power is stored in each inch of lake water over the normal full level? Is the power company saving the water to process at their own pace?

Salmon: 4-7 colors/still copper

Thanks for keeping the dam reports coming!

GW


Tuesday July 01, 2008
09:10 PM

Thanks Scott, I'll check on the google ads. I'll have to in an block that one. Lately I'm working on getting another temperature sensor ready to read water temperature. -Mike


Tuesday July 01, 2008
03:02 PM

Water is still coming up. Pulled the dock in this AM and the water is already lapping over the end. Ship Pond stream is "roaring". You can hear it way over on the other side of Buck's Cove. We saw several pairs of loons but no chicks. I wonder what impact the fluctuating water level has on their nests. Gil


Tuesday July 01, 2008
09:19 AM

Love this web site and all the information it has about the lake. I look at it every day to keep me grounded and remided of home while I can't be in Maine.

I must say that the large add for "Meet Single Arabs" in bright yellow is a bit distracting and not something I expected to find on this site. Not sure how much business they will generate from our audiance.

Again, love the site and am greatful that it is available to look at for free.

Scott


Monday June 30, 2008
09:39 PM

Salmon report - Getting bites now at 4-7 colors on copper mooselooks

GW


Monday June 30, 2008
01:02 PM

Haven't seen any floating but mine and it's tied down pretty good. I'll watch for yours. :-) I pushed it out a little bit too early, I guess. Gil


Monday June 30, 2008
12:17 PM

Gil, have you seen any docks float by yet? We didn't tie ours off three weeks ago and the water level sounds high!!


Monday June 30, 2008
10:15 AM

The water came up about 2" or 3" overnight. One gate still closed. Need to pull the dock in again. Gil


Sunday June 29, 2008
05:32 PM

Looks pretty good - like Woodstock. -Mike


Saturday June 28, 2008
07:32 PM

Anyone like outdoor concerts of really good tribute bands? If you're looking for entertainment once in a while, you have to make your way to Brownville Junction on the right days/nights. They're set up for camping too. I told them I'd put in a plug to the Sebecians, hope you don't mind the semi-commercial post. (I'm only a devoted fan)

http://www.thejunctiongeneral.com/index.html

Schoodic Lake George


Saturday June 28, 2008
07:28 PM

GW - that service map shows a lot of service on Sebec. I'd email them and ask if I were you. My lake area doesn't show any.

Schoodic Lake George


Saturday June 28, 2008
03:15 PM

Mike, Nice photo. Looks the same storm hung around for 2 years. :-) Gil


Saturday June 28, 2008
02:12 PM

Gil, once in a while we get lucky with photo subjects. Several years ago I took a photo (35mm) of a moose just as a car came over the crest of the hill and hit it. My picture shows the moose centered on the rooftop, rolling to the rear. Thankfully the moose got up and walked off the road into the nearby woods, seemingly unharmed. The driver had no idea what happened but had no injuries and no damage to the car. I tried to have the picture enlarged, but too grainy. Right place, right time. Ed


Saturday June 28, 2008
02:04 PM

Ok, how about this one:

http://picasaweb.google.com/SebecLakeMaine/NiceWebcamImages/photo#5040109768241147842

--Mike


Saturday June 28, 2008
12:37 PM

Saturday dam report. They have finally closed one gate. Looks like about 1" or 2" going over the top of the splash boards. Couldn't see the gauge under the bridge clearly but I think the water must be down to nearly a normal level.

I've been on the lake for most of my 63 years and I have never seen clouds like that. We watched the squall line come down the lake blowing huge clouds of pine pollen off the trees out over the lake. Looked like smoke from a dozen camp fires. As the gusts came toward us across the lake, there were actually whitecaps forming on the south shore and still dead calm on our side. I took about 40 pictures and sent Bill the best one. I really need to buckle down and get my Picasa account working so I can post some of the other ones. Sebec Lake is an amazine place! Gil


Saturday June 28, 2008
08:02 AM

Ed, Gil, That day was incredible, sunny for most of the day then these hugh dark clouds rolling over each other low in the sky came from the west. I have never seen cloud formation or a storm roll in like that around here. AMAZING!

PR-DoverDozen


Saturday June 28, 2008
07:48 AM

Gil, your cloud formation picture on Bill Larrabee's front page is a wonderful representation of the power in nature..........great picture! You must have been thrilled to witness this. Thanks. Ed


Friday June 27, 2008
12:53 PM

Dear friends,

I am in St. Mary's Georgia (Kings Bay Naval Base is here)and heading north to Maine. It is bright and sunny here today. I left Florida yesterday and travelled through many storms. The car is full of my possessions, some for to keep and some for to give along the way. You see, if we see someone walking in the darkness, we can always add some light on their situation. It may be a kind word, a smile, a slice of bread, an article of clothing, a pillow. There is always someone that has it harder, believe me I know. Oppression is real. There are many homeless people in this nation. I met a little boy recently named Nicholi, and he lives with his parents in a homeless shelter. He is three years old. But he knew how to smile and he knew how to say "God Bless You." And he now owns an angel bear. My position on oppression is that "there is plenty of money out there, it is just in the wrong places."

My family is happy that I am coming up to spend some time with them, after all, my last trip was 2001. I said to dad, "get the fishing poles ready" and he laughed heartily. We are looking forward to a trip to Sebec Lake this summer, just like the "good ole days." Hope to meet some of ya'll fishermen. We will be looking for a place to stay. If someone has a camp for rent? Please write me: oldfashgal@myway.com I was reading an article on seacoastonline.com about the problem of tick's hindering the moose population and I was sharing it with dad and he replied, "that is why moose stay in the water so much." You know, moose are pretty smart aren't they :>) Janylee


Thursday June 26, 2008
06:22 PM

commercial air travel sucks!

GW


Thursday June 26, 2008
05:45 PM

"There's no place like home" (Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz)


Thursday June 26, 2008
07:43 AM

18 new photo's added to PR-DoverDozen album


Thursday June 26, 2008
06:22 AM

Water level continues to drop - a couple more inches in the last 24 hours. Both gates still open and some water still going over the dam but not as much. Gil


Thursday June 26, 2008
06:19 AM


Wednesday June 25, 2008
07:39 PM

Cool projects mike

did you for get the G & T s ?

I cant wait - see you soon at the hootenanny!

GW


Wednesday June 25, 2008
07:38 PM

Salmon Report:

They are biting nice at 5 colors

sunny day today!

using copper mooselooks

water is warmer - I had a very nice swim today

comfortable and quite refreshing(unlike commercial air travel these days)

off to Seattle - back monday

GW


Wednesday June 25, 2008
02:13 PM

This summer's projects:

o Lake level monitor

o Lake water temperature monitor

-Mike


Wednesday June 25, 2008
07:19 AM

What I did on my summer vacation: Sail around the world... Check in on Zac's blog to see how he is doing. He's 16 years old and set to be the youngest to do it: http://www.zacsunderland.com/blog/index.html http://www.zacsunderland.com

-Mike


Tuesday June 24, 2008
08:19 AM

Tuesday morning dam report. Both gates open and maybe 6" or so going over the top. By eyeball, the gauge under the bridge looks like about 323.6'. I think the water went down about 1" overnight in Bowerbank. Might have gone down even more in front of GW's camp as he's uphill from me. :-) Gil


Monday June 23, 2008
08:53 PM

Well were all back to our homes and jobs - I for one already miss the lake and company.

The guys and my self had a great time not much to speak of for fish but we did make some memories.

"Sure will be nice to get rid of the bowlers shoulder!"

PR-DoverDozen


Monday June 23, 2008
08:31 PM

Water temp is about 72 Deg. level high about 1 1/2 ft. above normal, little dirty looking also.

I was in swimming on Saturday, its all good!


Monday June 23, 2008
05:38 PM

Yeah, GW, I'll keep the dam reports coming. I'm at camp for a couple of weeks and I will keep checking. I'm guessing that if the rain would ever stop, the lake will be back to normal fairly quickly. Looks like it went down about 1" in the last 24 hours. The guys running the dam are doing a pretty good job considering the amount of rain we've had. Gil


Monday June 23, 2008
05:28 AM

Hi Water:

I was at Early's Falls last week and never saw that much water over the falls before. It was coming down both sides into the lake. And the black water above the falls was 3ft above normal. If I stood up in the boat I couldnt see over to theWilson River level.

When I am back in hi-speed in a few weeks I will try to reload my gallery and I will include the photos of the hi-water falls.

I moved my dock gangway up to my hi water clip adjustment(havent used that position since 2006) and I hear most rocks and beaches are under water. I launch my boat this am to go fish between storms and I will report back. Mosquitoes are happy I bet.

GW

ps: Gill please keep sending us those DAM reports - I love them.


Monday June 23, 2008
05:22 AM

http://www.premiumchoicebroadband.com/CoverageMap.html

my connection is too slow to see this at Sebec. Somebody check it out and report back please.

GW


Sunday June 22, 2008
03:13 PM

Both gates still open, water going over the splashboards. I pulled the dock in again yesterday as it was floating. Just a guess but I'd say it might be 6" higher than normal. Gil


Sunday June 22, 2008
11:24 AM

Any update on water level? Is the lake high or at target level?


Saturday June 21, 2008
03:09 PM

Why are women good at fishing? Women know: Where the fish are. What bait the fish likes. When the fish are biting. When the fish are not biting. When to reel in the fish. When to throw the fish back. When the fish is a keeper.


Friday June 20, 2008
09:47 PM

Gil, I believe you are correct. We also were told that the GEM had some great salvaged parts. It must have taken a lot of committment to accomplish that feat. What an adventure! Ed


Friday June 20, 2008
07:25 PM

Oh, yes, the GEM. How could I forget! I saw it sitting there on shore last week when I went by. Someone told me that the engine in the GEM was salvaged from the Marion. Truth or fiction? I'll be somebody that reads this will know! Gil


Friday June 20, 2008
01:40 PM

P.S. Gil, we enjoy the info you pass along tremendously......Ed & Jodi


Friday June 20, 2008
01:39 PM

Hi Gil, I think the end of the steam era was a couple of years ago after the ill health and subsequent death of Dave Raymond of Bowerbank. Until he took sick, he made pretty regular trips on his steamboat, the Gem. We used to love hearing it come down the lake later in the evening, after dark...every 7 or 8 seconds the engine would give a quiet hiss and he would coast in for a landing. I think he knew the engine so well that he knew just when to put in the last chunk of wood. We miss those days. Ed & Jodi


Friday June 20, 2008
12:58 PM

We hear that the Dover Dozen have been up to the lake for 4 days or so now but we have not seen there boats on the web cam yet. We were hopping to get a glimpse of the infamous "BIG DAWG" Are you all camera shy?


Friday June 20, 2008
12:14 PM

The "SunnySide" photo has what appears to be a concrete highway, Lots of utility Poles (so it is a populated area), I believe that is a boat in the middle of the photo, far right. By the shadows and his clothes,... I'd say it was taken right at noon in the late summer early fall, ...looking north on Route 1,... maybe Wells?.... or Hampton?... just a guess?


Thursday June 19, 2008
09:17 PM

GW has some info on the Marion here: http://www.sebeclake.net/marion.htm -Mike


Thursday June 19, 2008
09:11 PM

Sue, the steam boat in your picture looks to be the marion


Thursday June 19, 2008
01:37 PM

Ania About the Sunnyside picture - I asked my brother the same thing and he said it is somewhere between Bangor and Boston and we'd have to ask the aunts this summer. I was hoping someone in this group might recognize it before then. I am not sure if the post after yours - referring to Larrabee Road Steadman's Landing was meant to be the answer to the question.

Gil I remember hearing about the Rippling Wave, but it sounds like that was way before my father's time. I will check with the Aunts about the boat as well! I will look for that book. Thanks!

Susan


Thursday June 19, 2008
10:40 AM

DICK HARVEY LARABBE ROAD~STEADMAN'S LANDING


Thursday June 19, 2008
10:39 AM

DICK HARVEY LARABBE ROAD~STEADMAN'S LANDING


Wednesday June 18, 2008
07:49 PM

Susan the photo of your Dad taken by Sunnyside Cafe, where was that located? Ania


Wednesday June 18, 2008
07:38 PM

Susan (and others) might find interesting some information from a book "Old Sebec Lake" published in 1997 by Dot Blanchard.

The largest steamer on the lake was the 90' Rippling Wave, launched in 1868. The second largest was the 65' Waban, originally named the Ivy F. Others that operated on Sebec Lake around the turn of the century were the Linwood, the Helen A, originally named the Vivian, the Leola, the Favorite, the Fred and Eddie, and the Frolic. You are probably referring to the 35' Marion, that was built in 1887. It was rebuilt after a fire in 1901 and 10' was added to its length amidships. It was sunk in Bucks Cove in 1932 which probably was the end of the steam age on Sebec Lake. The Anamosa, originally owned by Theodore Wyman was once powered by steam and after being converted to a modern engine was owned by the late Dr. Hap Gerrish and was a familiar sight on the lake for many years. Gil


Wednesday June 18, 2008
12:57 PM

Glad you enjoyed the pictures. I was thinking I've have to wait until I got to Camp this summer to get a few to post here, but luckily my brother came through with a bunch (and kindly agreed to let me post them).

Does anyone remember the name of the steamboat that was on the lake many, many years ago? I remember my relatives talking about it, but can't remember the name.

Susan


Tuesday June 17, 2008
09:53 PM

I would like to say thank you to everyone that posts their pictures up, we enjoy the lake through different eyes...Susan your photos as great. :)


Tuesday June 17, 2008
01:43 PM

DSL

Drive Slow, Loons? :)


Tuesday June 17, 2008
07:49 AM

If anyone has info on DSL availability at Sebec Lake Pleeease let me know. thanks, Mike


Monday June 16, 2008
08:07 PM

Tim's Cove by Janylee McGlinchy

...So young Tim and his new family, a rabbit, two ducks, a loon and a deer were sitting on the dock one day and young Tim was fishing, when all of a sudden an alligator swam toward them and being that the water was level with the dock he just crawled right on up there and had a good rest. Well then, they looked at each other and seemed to have the same thought at the same time. After all, they needed a father for the family. Well, about that time the alligator had a notion that he might just have a home now and so he smiled big and showed those teeth so pretty and that big jaw line. Well, it did not take one bit a time for young Tim and his family to get off of that dock and run all the way back to the cabin in the woods and hide under the bed. And the alligator was just sitting there dumbfounded and he could not understand why it was that they all left so quickly. He thought to himself, "all I did was smile" :>)


Sunday June 15, 2008
03:52 PM

No webcam due to the service provider (psouth.net) being down from a storm power outage.

-Mike


Saturday June 14, 2008
09:20 PM

The water level is a little high due to the recent rain (thunder showers?) They opened the second gate around noon today so the water should start back down. Looks like maybe 2 or 3 inches going over the splashboards tonight? Gil


Saturday June 14, 2008
05:18 PM

Mike,

Best to you in your recovery from shoulder surgery. And I do hope that you will have an abundance of wildlife sightings to brighten your days. Sure do appreciate sebeclake.net that "takes you there" everytime. The family hopes to get up that way this summer. We came every summer for the first two weeks in July from 1961 to 1973. Peaks Kenney State Park was being built during our last summer there. I remember a one way dirt road up to Adams camp (left of Gammons) from Greeley's Landing. Those were the "good ole days" for sure. Maine Country Girl


Saturday June 14, 2008
02:03 AM

Well they did make it more than half way across the cove, I was very impressed! That water was very cold.

I am recovering from shoulder surgery and plan to spend most of the summer up at the lake recovering. WOHOO!! ( kind of) Hope to see more of those great sights!

Mike Maddock FR3c


Friday June 13, 2008
05:03 PM

I called my folks today and told dad about the deer sighting. His interest perked and he responded that deer are good swimmers, thought not excellent, like a moose. I learned another important fact, that deer have many hollow hairs that insulate them in the winter and help them to stay afloat when swimming. Maine country girl got her stitches out. If I were a fish, it would appear as though I had a good fight with the hook :>)


Friday June 13, 2008
04:40 PM

Mike,

Do like the new position of the webcam, today, revealing a flourishing green tree, fishing boat, and blue water with forest backdrop. At sunrise, the light in all its brilliance appears to come off the water and form little twinkling stars, so pretty. My only wish, that I was there.


Friday June 13, 2008
03:04 PM

My thermometer that hangs from my dock says it is 62 degrees and that is three feet down. Not real warm yet.


Friday June 13, 2008
01:10 PM

does anyone know the temp of the lake, now that the weather has warmed up? We'll be at camp the 1st of July and was hoping the water will be warmer this July than last. Thanks JH


Friday June 13, 2008
10:19 AM

I have seen deer swim from Granny Cross to Brown point as well

GW

ps: greetings from Whales UK

back on Sebec sat night!!! - good to get home!


Friday June 13, 2008
07:53 AM


Thursday June 12, 2008
09:57 PM

Wildlife Sighting and Poetry

The recent sighting of a deer swimming across Newell Cove inspired me.

"No lake is too wide, too long or too deep where there is love waiting"

by Janylee


Thursday June 12, 2008
07:36 PM

Not good swimmers at all! I couldnt imagine any other reason asside being chased down for a meal that it would have taken the plunge. A yet another entertaining sight that Sebec offers.

Cocktail hour too...couldn't have had better timing!


Wednesday June 11, 2008
05:41 PM

Yes! Mike I have also witnessed a deer swim across Tim's cove about tree years ago. I actually saw the jump in at Garcock brook and swim the length of the cove to Bennett brook. It looked to me as if it had been chased into the water, perhaps another animal.

Good swimmers, are they not, wow!


Wednesday June 11, 2008
04:50 PM

A very weird sight. About a week ago in Newell Cove my friends and I spotted what seemed to be a beaver swimming in the middle of the lake, at closer glance it turned out to be a deer swimming for a good 10-15 minutes lengthwise across the cove, alone. The water was too cold for me as I imagine it felt the same. This struck us as very strange, I was wondering if anyone had seen anything like this before.

Mike Maddock


Wednesday June 11, 2008
03:20 PM

WY, thank you so much for your kind words. Gromit was the one we lost, black and white, Skidder was the skier, brown and white. In fact we lost Skidder 10 years ago the very same weekend. Some day we'll have another Springer, or two at the lake. Karla


Wednesday June 11, 2008
10:56 AM

My grandson and I spent the day at the camp in Bowerbank yesterday and the black flies were hungry. Troublesome but tolerable. When a breeze came up mid-day, they weren't quite so bad. Suggest you bring plenty of bug repellent. I use that stuff with 40% DEET. They don't like it at all. Gil


Wednesday June 11, 2008
10:31 AM

Dear Sebec Lake friends, can any among you supply a report on how bad the bugs are at present, particularly in and around Bowerbank? Thanks, and happy summer!


Wednesday June 11, 2008
08:29 AM

Karla and Steve-- So sorry for your loss. Your guy (Skidder?)looked to be a true Sebec Laker. From the photos I'd guess that you gave him a great life and great experiences. You're special for have rescuing him and giving him what you did, too. Deepest sympathy to you, and blue skies for him. WY


Wednesday June 11, 2008
06:51 AM

Zac Sunderland will sail around the world starting Saturday: http://www.zacsunderland.com/ How's that for a summer vacation.. -Mike


Tuesday June 10, 2008
07:23 PM

Heard a rumor that a gator is now living in Tims Cove, is this true?


Tuesday June 10, 2008
04:06 PM

We just lost Our little Black and white Springer spaniel yesterday, a painful loss to us! He's the little guy in Our Photo gallery, under Karla and Steve, if you would like to see him. He was just an old Boy. We rescued him in Feb. 2000, he my have been 15 years old.

We wish him peace.


Tuesday June 10, 2008
07:58 AM

Watch out "BIG DAWG", don't want you to get "BLIND SIDED". Remember...I will be keeping an EYE out for you! WELCOME BACK TO THE LAKE AND LET THE GAMES BEGIN! RJ


Tuesday June 10, 2008
07:17 AM

tick tock tick tock............

The time is fast approaching for a dozen fishing brothers to gather. It won't matter if it rains it won't matter if it shines, there's never a shortage making good times.

PR-DoverDozen


Monday June 09, 2008
08:26 PM

Greetings from UK - GW!

back at Sebec this weekend!!!


Monday June 09, 2008
11:05 AM

Sorry I missed the Graduation Party. Family matters I understand you're having another "Party" Friday night. Keep some nergy fotr "Fishing Week" MH


Monday June 09, 2008
07:24 AM

Just a note of thanks to my Dozen great freinds and there families for making my daughters graduation party a day to remember thanks. RS.


Saturday June 07, 2008
01:28 PM

Are the bears over at Bear Pond the friendly kind :) Blueberries and bears with pond and bass, and seclusion in the Maine woods, What a sweet life. Bear lover


Saturday June 07, 2008
07:42 AM

Best wish's Country Girl!! Cancer is a bad menace in my family.

PR-DoverDozen


Friday June 06, 2008
07:35 PM

Skin Cancer:

I always avoid the sun between 10 and 2 in June it is so hot and intense

also I use sunscreen the first few days so I do not burn

I guess I should continue to use it afterwords even if I am tan with a nice "base tan"???

I hope all is well country girl!


Friday June 06, 2008
02:39 PM

Dear friends,

When you are out in the sun, use sun protection.

Skin cancer

Because I care about people, I decided to share my story. Recently, I was diagnosed with aggressive squamous cell skin cancer. Yeah, that would be a little spot on my chest that I thought was going to heal, but it never did. On June 4th, I had an it removed, at the urging of Dr. Richard Krathen, who told me "it can spread to your organs and in rare cases he has seen skin cancer kill a person." Well, it didn't take much convincing after that:>) And so, in the same day no less, I was back in there and "under the knife" for what seemed a very long time. I consider myself to be very healthy and I do not drink, smoke or do drugs and am an avid jogger. And I think of myself as a strong person, however, when the epinephrine wore off, I started to feel things like never before. I am wearing a huge bandage that covers my chest (that comes off today, yeah!)and I have stitches under it the size of smelt. I told my dad yesterday, that my chest feels as though a John Deere tractor ran across it and stalled :>) Maine country girl


Friday June 06, 2008
11:25 AM

The water has reached the top of the splash boards and they have opened one gate in the dam. Gil


Friday June 06, 2008
09:02 AM

JP Thank you for the response regarding Bear Pond. We have been on the lake for 6 years now and did not know that. I will be sure to ckeck it out with the kids. Any other cool spots or trails?

Scott


Thursday June 05, 2008
10:12 PM

RE:

(is there a trial from Granny Cove to Bear Pond?)

YES ONLY 500 steps - count them! AND a small boat there - bring your life jackets and oars!

The trail is very slippery if wet. Great blue berrys in August 'cause no one picks them except the bears and there are few bears.

It's a quick 5-10 minute walk to secluded Maine woods pond - great for canoe and small mouth bass. Bear pond bass spawn earlier than Sebec lake as it is a smaller warmer body of water. Dish it NOW!

You might see a Moose or black fly.

JP


Thursday June 05, 2008
03:29 PM

Bill Larrabee has the photo of the eagle ssitting on a rock below the dam in Sebec Village and says it will be the next one up on the home page of the sebeclakeweather.org web site. :-) Gil


Thursday June 05, 2008
02:39 PM


Thursday June 05, 2008
02:39 PM

The castle is near the inlet of Wilson Stream and Greelys landing is at the inlet of Bog Brook (to the right of the Tea Room).


Thursday June 05, 2008
02:03 PM

Where would the castle be located on the map of Sebec Lake and also Greeley's Landing? It's been a coon's age. Thanks. Any more wildlife activity happening round the lake? Must have been quite a sight Gil, seeing that eagle perched on a rock. God Bless America


Thursday June 05, 2008
11:40 AM

yes


Thursday June 05, 2008
10:10 AM

There is a trial from Granny Cove to Bear Pond?


Thursday June 05, 2008
07:21 AM

Granny Cross:

The way I hear it in the late 1800s Granny Cross used to summer on Sebec in the cove gathering roots and mushrooms and the like for remedies. Trappers gum pickers loggers would stop by to see her for a pick me up or whatever. She had a root cellar there and the remains of it can still be seen. It is a little off to the left of the Bear Pond trail head on Sebec as you land deep in the cove. What remains today of the root cellar is a small conical shaped depression about 4-6 ft deep covered and filled in with leaves and junk. I think her camp was a tent.

GW


Wednesday June 04, 2008
09:13 PM

Sounds good to me!!


Wednesday June 04, 2008
09:12 PM

For when the fishing's slow and a birthday message...

Humility

When I was a kid we watched "The Wizard of Oz" movie many times. My sister would always run out of the room when the wicked witch would come on scene. How many of you out there knew that the scarecrow, the tin man and the lion were Dorothy's relatives at the beginning of the movie? I will be the first to admit, I didn't. And that is about as naive as it gets :>)

Happy Birthday to a dear friend.


Wednesday June 04, 2008
05:15 PM

What the... Huh?


Wednesday June 04, 2008
03:14 PM

Once upon a time there was a granny and she lived over yonder near Pine Mt in a log cabin. She had in mind to head over yonder to Bear Pond to see if she could catch a glimpse of a bear, cause she had always wanted to see one. So, she started out on her journey and soon met up with a hedgehog on Hedgehog Mt and he told her to keep on trucking cause she was almost there, but about this time she began to tire out, so she laid down to rest, and it a good thing that she did, cause the bear thought she was asleep, so he went right on by, so then granny awoke and came upon Bucks Cove and that is where an eight point buck come out of the woods and chased her all the way back to what is known today as Granny's Cross Cove.


Wednesday June 04, 2008
09:31 AM

Does any one know about Granny Cross mentioned on the yellow map?

Granny Cross Cove


Wednesday June 04, 2008
06:17 AM

copper mooselook is the way to go . . .

GW

ps: try the baby mooselook - it's tiny


Wednesday June 04, 2008
04:40 AM

Thanks Gil, nice to know!


Tuesday June 03, 2008
02:03 PM

Looks like about another 6" to 8" before the water level reaches the top of the splash boards. Both gates are still closed. I caught several small salmon this morning and one that went 16". All right on top with copper-colored Mooselooks. They didn't seem interested in a smelt.

I watched and got some nice photos of a large eagle on a rock, just below the dam. Gil


Sunday June 01, 2008
09:46 PM

That wss a nice reply to a nice story??

Some people are just out for the shock value!


Sunday June 01, 2008
08:12 PM

The lake she is a cummin up!! JP


Sunday June 01, 2008
08:46 AM

It may be because there are fish stories in the Bible but no rabbit hunting stories. :) I like Janylee's story.


Saturday May 31, 2008
05:24 PM

After Tim violently yanks the fish from it's tranquil underwater home with a sharp steel hook in it's mouth, then eviscerates it and drops them into hot oil, will the Deer, Loon, two ducks and the rabbit feel like staying at the foot of the bed?

... Do the animals have faith? The next morning could just as well yield a bright shiny shotgun against the lone pine tree.

It would appear, Tim only treats the animals he decides are cute with compassion?

Just a thought...


Saturday May 31, 2008
04:12 PM

Tim's Cove

Once upon a time there lived a young boy named Tim. He lived all alone in an old rundown shack in the woods near Sebec Lake. Tim loved to fish. But even so, he had not come out of the shack in a very long time. Tim was sad because one day he woke up and found his family gone. When he went to bed that night, he wept bitterly. His sobs were heard throughout the forest, to all the creatures that lived there. The next day, when Tim woke, he heard a sweet sound coming from outside, and so he leaped out of bed and looked out the window. There before his very eyes were a rabbit, two ducks, a loon and a deer. The deer, who appeared to be the leader of them said to Tim, "Could we come and live with you? We lost our home in the woods to a campfire." Tim smiled at the thought of it and shyly said, "If you do not mind being with a little boy and sleeping on the floor at the foot of my bed." It seemed as all the animals grinned in unison. Tim was happy again and so were the animals. As he lay on his bed that night looking out the window, he saw one luminous star twinkling in the east, and he gave thanks for his new family, and then he fell into a deep sleep. Upon awakening, he lay there looking at the crescent moon and remembered that for a very long time there had been one other thing that he longed for. He whispered, "I wonder if I could ask for a fishing pole? And if I had one, I could walk to Sebec Lake and fish on the shore all the day long with the rabbit, the two ducks, the loon and the deer by my side." For Tim was the happiest when he was fishing. So, he said his prayers and went to sleep. When he woke up the next morning, he noticed that there was a bright light shining in through the bedroom window and it came to rest at the foot of the bed, where all the animals were asleep on the floor. And in that moment, he felt in his heart like he did when they came to live with him, and he knew that his wish had been heard. So he jumped up and looked out the window, and there resting up against the lone pine tree was a bright and shiny new fishing pole. Time once again gave thanks. The next day, Tim fished on the shore with the rabbit, the two ducks, the loon and the deer alongside him. And his face glowed in the radiance of an angel because Tim now had faith. The end. (How Tim's Cove got its name) by Janylee McGlinchy (Cloutier) oldfashgal@myway.com


Friday May 30, 2008
07:27 PM

Hey G.W. last week end Sun. 58 deg.


Friday May 30, 2008
07:19 PM

I can tell you the Tea House map is a print where someone later pencil sketched on it to outline the lake and roads. I don't have any more information on it. Did you notice the "Sunken Island" detail on the north side of the small lake? -Mike


Friday May 30, 2008
11:43 AM

after I wrote the note below... I read this article, about the Guilford "Hysterical" Society.....

http://bangornews.com/news/t/news.aspx?articleid=164942&zoneid=500

...LOL... may want to throw your hat in first... just to check the waters... hehehe


Friday May 30, 2008
11:28 AM

bsbwbk..... the "old yellow map" is on the home page... simply scroll down.

it appears to me this may be a tracing of another map, possibly created by a patron of the tea house.? Mike, any idea of a date on this map?

... if your interested in looking up old maps and such,... I would suggest a trip to the Piscataquis County Court House (right there in Dover)and visit the Registry of Deeds and / or the County Commissioners office, both have archives full of old maps, deeds and plans,.... usually the workers are able to help you find your way to get started with the indexs and layout of the files....

it's a good way to spend a rainy afternoon... and usually you can have copies made of your findings..

also a good source is the local historical society..

SH


Friday May 30, 2008
11:22 AM


Friday May 30, 2008
11:18 AM

Salmon Report:

1 color 2.5 mpg copper mooselook

Water is cold - does anyone have a thermometer in the lake dockside?

GW


Friday May 30, 2008
11:07 AM

Where do we find the "old yellow map?" I'm something of a history buff who likes the life people lived here decades ago. Hate to admit it, but I was Portland raised (when Portland was livable), and I've loved it here since '62. bsbwbk


Friday May 30, 2008
11:07 AM

Where do we find the "old yellow map?" I'm something of a history buff who likes the life people lived here decades ago. Hate to admit it, but I was Portland raised (when Portland was livable), and I've loved it here since '62. bsbwbk


Friday May 30, 2008
07:42 AM

I can remember going to the Tea room once as a very young kid. Late 1940s or early 50s.

Also remember eating at what is now the marina. Think it was owned by Ronald (Roland?) Steeves. Does anyone have info on that. Maybe his wife was a sister to Hugh and Earl Cole?

Thanks


Thursday May 29, 2008
09:56 PM

Mike, I love the old yellow map of the lake "Clark's" Tea room. Nice!


Thursday May 29, 2008
06:54 PM

Thanks for the help G.W. I guess you have to be a local or a flatlander with a camp to be included here.


Thursday May 29, 2008
11:13 AM

d... ducks sitting on the dock.


Wednesday May 28, 2008
10:36 AM

Apology accepted SH,and thank-you for understanding my point WY. Have a great summer JP


Wednesday May 28, 2008
08:49 AM

JP,... Point taken, please accept my apologies.

Mike and others, also accept my apologies, this is not the forum for this discussion....

Enjoy the Lake and the surrounding wildlife

SH


Wednesday May 28, 2008
08:02 AM

JP, thanks for the info on gas price at Norm's. I knew what you meant by "...not bad considering." WY


Wednesday May 28, 2008
02:23 AM

Packard's launching:

yes - we are lanching boats here but not large ones like pontoon boats etc . . .

are small fishing boats are good to go. I just got my boat credentialed for the season with the right stickahs, and as I completed my work, the wind had come up so much and the temperature dropped below 50 that I decided I didn't want to fish that badly in my boat.


Tuesday May 27, 2008
09:05 PM

GW, can you launch a boat at Packard's? -Mike


Tuesday May 27, 2008
08:46 PM

Tues. May 27, 05:57 I asked Dot Blanchard this same Question, she wrote the book "Old Sebec Lake" and She did not know, and never asked how Tim's cove got it's name. She said Aden Green may have known, however he's passed on. Perhaps lost forever, the true origin of Tim's cove'S name. :(


Tuesday May 27, 2008
07:26 PM

Report from the Sebec 4.

First of all 'Thanks for Nothing' that no one answered my post as to wether launching at Packard's was possible. A 'I don't know ' would have been friendly.But anyways we slammed Tougue all last weekend ! 2 boat with 4 guys caught there limit and more every day. Salmon were all small.But the Tougue were 22" to 26". I would tell where, what we trolled, and how deep. But. One hand washes the other. Pelly


Tuesday May 27, 2008
05:57 PM

can anyone tell me how tims cove got its name?


Tuesday May 27, 2008
05:56 PM

can anyone tell me how tims cove got its name?


Tuesday May 27, 2008
05:42 PM

Yo!! SH, As I was saying all things considered, your almost paying the same price @ the lake as you are in town. Don't take it personal, but take your frustrations out on someone else.JP


Tuesday May 27, 2008
05:39 PM

Hello from Rocky Cove. Was just up to camp over Memorial Day Weekend. Quite a few fishermen out over the weekend, only one I talked to had success, or should I say, more success than I. The water is quite low and too cold for the average person to swim. See you in 2 weeks.


Tuesday May 27, 2008
04:16 PM

How come there are more people driving SUV's than volkswagens? They must cost an arm and a leg to fill up. Has anyone thought of this in terms of greed? If you own a big vehicle and are wining about the price of gas; I cannot feel sorry for you, because some people have no car and are out in the heat all day watching you drive by in your big vehicle that you bought for yourself, while they go hungry.


Tuesday May 27, 2008
01:15 PM

There's a link to a gas price chart at the Global Warming discussion:

http://www.sebeclake.net/globalWarming.htm


Tuesday May 27, 2008
11:50 AM

When considering #2 heating fuel will be near $5 this coming winter, I cannot with straight face put my 175 hp Searay into the lake. Some of our Maine seniors will be looking at freezing. bsbwrbk


Tuesday May 27, 2008
11:18 AM

There may be some "greed factor" taking place but remember there is also a supply and demand factor. New oil discovery is flat but consumption is up worldwide. All the oil in Anwar is much less than a years supply for the US. Nobody complained that prices were flat from about 1990 to 2000. The blame is on "us" and our representitives. We had plenty of warning beginning in 1973. Be happy oil is available and there are no lines. Once supply is so short that we can't fill up at any price that will be really bad.


Tuesday May 27, 2008
11:05 AM

JP, not bad considering...?.... Considering WHAT?

We are getting absolutely screwed with the price of petroleum products!.... and you say not bad considering.... you must work for, or have stock in, the companies making all the $$$$.

Every person that states the price of energy is "not bad".... even if they preface it by saying "considering"... is part of the problem..... we should not stand for this... it's time for a "tea Party"... or "revolution"....or "something".... anything but complacency...

JP... nothing personal here... just had to get this off my chest...and make a statement,... Hope you understand..... SH


Monday May 26, 2008
11:32 AM

Pretty quiet up to sebec. Whats up with no fuel @ greeleys. I was the first fuel customer @ Norms @ 4.30 a gallon,not bad considering.JP@The Cedars


Saturday May 24, 2008
08:16 AM

Fishing wisdom or marriage trouble?


Saturday May 24, 2008
08:14 AM

Byte Bait-Google=nothing


Friday May 23, 2008
07:09 PM

Newer Fishing Wisdom:

That's why we use the new organic - digital bait

Byte Bait - google it

good for lunka lake trout!


Friday May 23, 2008
05:30 PM

Fishing wisdom,

Watch out for fish that are pretending to be interested in the bait, but really have no intention in taking it, they would just rather play with the line.

Fishermen are devoted to their wives like they are fishing, because they always come home to the right dock.

Better a pond where there is love, than fish where there is wandering.

Fishing questions

If you have two lines running, and you catch one nice fish, and that's all you want, but you get a nibble on the other line, do you throw the one you have back, to go for the other?

Do fish stay in their schools, or do they wander?

Who wants a tuna


Thursday May 22, 2008
05:00 PM

The lilacs gracing the bird feeder are very pretty and my eyes see them in the shape of a heart, sweet.


Thursday May 22, 2008
01:53 PM

It won't make you feel any better, but that town increased the taxes on our inland piece of property (just woods, no buildings, and nowhere near any body of water) by 64.5% last year.


Thursday May 22, 2008
12:43 PM

Well, what do you want to bet they'll just increase our lakefront property taxes to get the money back...taxation without representation.....*sigh*


Thursday May 22, 2008
10:24 AM

..at the bottom of the lake with the Loc Ness.


Thursday May 22, 2008
09:26 AM

Where is the money?

http://bangornews.com/news/t/penquis.aspx?articleid=158082&zoneid=184


Thursday May 22, 2008
09:03 AM

Blackfly today is likely to be fairly quiet, but the summer people will start trickling in tomorrow which will enable you to feel a lot more fed and positive than you've felt in quite a while. Nothing much is going to get to you, especially that Avon Skin-so-Soft. Even that annoying guy with the Deepwoods Off won't hold you back. And so what if he's using DEET? You're not in a hurry and can find a spot just above the socks or behind an ear to feed. You're gaining a healthy meal and can spread the joy of your existence...for a few more weeks.


Thursday May 22, 2008
08:42 AM

Dover Dozen

Today is likely to be very fairly quiet, so it's a good day to rent cars and go fishing which will enable you to feel a lot more grounded and positive than you've felt in quite a while. Nothing much is going to get to you. Even that annoying game warden won't be quite so annoying to you today. And so what if traffic's bad on the Turnpike? You have a rental car! Use the shoulder. Cross the median! If you're not in any hurry, then stop at mile 24 rest stop or LL Beans in Freeport. You are gaining a healthy perspective on why beer matters in life.


Thursday May 22, 2008
08:36 AM

Taurus Today is likely to be very fairly quiet, which will enable you to feel a lot more grounded and positive than you've felt in quite a while. Nothing much is going to get to you. Even that annoying person won't be quite so annoying to you today. And so what if traffic's bad? You're not in any hurry, so why choose to be stressed out about things you can't control? You are gaining a healthy perspective on what matters and what does not matter in life.


Wednesday May 21, 2008
08:15 PM

ah . . . narrower!

thanks mike!


Wednesday May 21, 2008
07:47 PM

Come on Guy ! Have pity. My friends and I , the Sebec 4, having been looking forward to this weekend fishing trip since Feb. We haven't missed a spring fishing at Sebec in 17 years. We have a 19 ft. deep-V and a 16 ft. aluminium Starcraft. We usally put in up at Pachards and sometime Greely's. Are we going to have trouble due to low water ? If so where can we launch ? Pelly


Wednesday May 21, 2008
10:01 AM

E&P, Bring extra. You DO NOT want to run out of fly spray this weekend! A spare head net or two would be nice, too. G


Wednesday May 21, 2008
09:56 AM

The rips below the dam? Probably. When I was there Sunday there was still a little flow. Of course if they close the second gate the river could dry up very quickly. Gil


Wednesday May 21, 2008
09:22 AM

Gil, Can I float a canoe through the Rips?.... and maybe catch a salmon?


Wednesday May 21, 2008
08:52 AM

Gil, Thanks for the warning! If I run out will you toss some across the pond? :) E&P


Wednesday May 21, 2008
08:35 AM

T.C.187, Yep,I think jacks and blocking are supposed to be written in the deed when you buy a camp in Maine. E&P


Wednesday May 21, 2008
06:07 AM

E&P: Bring plenty of fly spray. :-) Gil


Tuesday May 20, 2008
07:59 PM

Weather looking pretty good for the weekend. -M


Tuesday May 20, 2008
07:44 PM

Can boats still be put in at Pachard's Pelly


Tuesday May 20, 2008
06:37 PM

E&P, I did all that last weekend, it's good to know I'm not alone in all this.

I love, "jacking the camp to open windows"!!! You too?!

T.C. 187


Tuesday May 20, 2008
06:07 PM

We plan to go this weekend. Yea!

Probably no time to fish. Boo!

Check in with our lake friends Yea!

Jack the camp enough to open windows. Boo!

First 2008 lunch on the porch Yea!

Wrestle with the water pump Boo!

Put in the kayaks Yea!

Drive to D-F for pump parts Boo!

Sleep at the lake. Yea!!!!!!

Drive to D-F for more pump parts Boo!

Breakfast at the Lake. Yea!

Swear at the plumbing and crawl back under the camp, promising (again)to rebuild the system this year so next year it will be easy. Boo!

Hey! doesn't matter - we'll be at the lake! YEA!!!!

E&P


Tuesday May 20, 2008
02:29 PM

OK- time to check in - who's going up to camp this holiday weekend?

GW(I am! - save me a salmon)


Tuesday May 20, 2008
07:07 AM

If anyone is cruising the shore line waive to Moe AKA the Godfather and his family this Holiday weekend.

Wet lures and tight line all!....PR-DoverDozen


Monday May 19, 2008
10:52 PM

The water is low and the flies are out! Got a chance to level up the docks and get the water running this weekend. We'll be back there next Monday, cant wait!

-Maddock


Monday May 19, 2008
06:29 PM

Ed and Jodi, You're very welcome. Gil


Monday May 19, 2008
05:54 PM

Gil, thanks so much for the observations and updates. We certainly appreciate you taking the time to keep us up-to-date with what is/isn't happening. Ed & Jodi


Monday May 19, 2008
04:14 PM

FYI, the man with some answers to some of the questions regarding splash boards, water levels etc... would be Mr. Gary Robinson of Milo.... not sure about this year, but last year he was in charge of the Sebec and a few other dams in the area.

He can easily be found each morning in the coffee shop in Milo....


Monday May 19, 2008
11:29 AM

Mike Technical question/request:

Can you please make the Guestbook/chat window a little narrower?

I never run my browser window max so it is hard to grab the scrollbar for the blog. Put the google ads to the right?

or just never mind, cause it's also just fine the way is is . . .

. . . too much time on hand


Monday May 19, 2008
07:20 AM

JP, I'm no expert, but I believe they have to lower the lake enough to make it safe to work on the top of the dam when putting the splash boards on. Can't leave them on year round - the ice would destroy them in the Spring.

It's up to Mother Nature to bring the water level back up. The lake is fed by a large area. One or two rains and you'll have sufficient water.

We have a floating dock, and although it creaks, bobs and weaves, it's always the right height above water.

Taking care of boats and docks is a character building exercise. Mother Nature and the splash boards are part of the test. :)

Enjoy your season!


Monday May 19, 2008
07:06 AM


Sunday May 18, 2008
08:00 PM

Beware Sebec Lake Boats!!!!! Lake levels are extremely low. Can't put boats in @ Greeleys landing.Friends of mine could not put there 18' boat in the water over there,they had to go to the bowerbank landing to put in. I put my 17' boat in the water over @ greeleys saturday morning, and by the afternoon I rubbed on the bottom half of the way out.I know the boards are in but with no rain,I don't know if the lake will recover for memorial day weekend.Why do we let this happen,it's pretty bad when you can't even bring your boat close to your dock.If you don't have a mooring,you might be in trouble.Hope everyone has a great 2008 summer season at a place we all love so much.JP@BBYC@The Cedars


Sunday May 18, 2008
08:00 PM

Beware Sebec Lake Boats!!!!! Lake levels are extremely low. Can't put boats in @ Greeleys landing.Friends of mine could not put there 18' boat in the water over there,they had to go to the bowerbank landing to put in. I put my 17' boat in the water over @ greeleys saturday morning, and by the afternoon I rubbed on the bottom half of the way out.I know the boards are in but with no rain,I don't know if the lake will recover for memorial day weekend.Why do we let this happen,it's pretty bad when you can't even bring your boat close to your dock.If you don't have a mooring,you might be in trouble.Hope everyone has a great 2008 summer season at a place we all love so much.JP@BBYC@The Cedars


Sunday May 18, 2008
01:15 PM

Well, that didn't take long. The splash boards are up at the dam and one gate is closed. Looks like the water level is starting back up. Also looks like they placed a layer of ice and water shield on the lake side of the splash boards to hold the leaks down. I've never seen that before. We may have water in the lake by next weekend after all. Gil


Sunday May 18, 2008
11:31 AM

Speaking of Taxes -

I hear the folk in Willimantic have been "given" the Early's bridge by the State o' Maine. I hear it only needs $500,000 worth of roadbed repair.

?


Sunday May 18, 2008
10:49 AM

TSgt Cole Thank you for your service and come home safe.

PR-DoverDozen


Sunday May 18, 2008
08:50 AM

Amen to the tax break. They have really made a mess. Gil


Sunday May 18, 2008
07:32 AM

TSgt Cole, Great to hear from Iraq and thank you for your service. -Mike


Sunday May 18, 2008
02:20 AM

Great to be able to see the lake via web-cam since I won't be able to be there all summer. TSgt Cole, Camp Bucca Iraq


Sunday May 18, 2008
02:08 AM

HI Marlborough:

Your dad used to cus them beavers. I remember they chewed his trees on the lawn by the his dock. I was saddened to hear the report of the beavers in shippond and the birch trees. I hope you can "solve" this years problem. They have had quite a lodge there for years.

Good Luck - GW


Saturday May 17, 2008
03:54 PM

For those who get to Ship Pond Stream and view the beaver work please know that beaver are nothing but flat tailed aquatic rats and very destructive. The trees and property that they are damaging belong to my wife and I. If I cut those trees and dropped them in the lake I guess I would be locked up. If I removed the beaver by "extreme prejudice" I would also be locked up. Never mind the lobster license plate, lets go for an image of the flat tailed aquatic rat with chew marks on the edges or the plate. Enjoy the spring and please view the work of the busy beaver.I should qualify for some sort of tax reduction due to beaver damage.

Marlborough


Friday May 16, 2008
08:38 AM

For those who might be out on the lake this weekend, check out the beaver activity in the mouth of Ship Pond Stream. They have some huge birch trees down in the water and along the banks and at least a half dozen others underway. These are large trees. Some are missing the bark and some have been chewed half-way through.

In spite of the low water in the lake, the stream is full and the white water is pretty impressive. Gil


Friday May 16, 2008
08:10 AM

Yeah, Gil--sure appreciate your reports. It's nice to have somebody with eyes-on for those of us several hours away. Can't thank you enough, my friend. WY


Friday May 16, 2008
06:55 AM

Thanks for the report Gil!


Thursday May 15, 2008
08:15 PM

A day spent on Sebec Lake without fish beats working any day. No sympathy needed. Gil :-)


Thursday May 15, 2008
07:02 PM

Gil, are we supposed to feel sorry for you? At least you were fishing!!!


Thursday May 15, 2008
06:08 PM

Lots of information today.

For those of you asking about the splash boards, the north end of the dam is now dry but it looks like still 5" or 6" going over the top of the dam in the center. Both gates are still wide open. Given the flow over the top of the dam right now, I doubt that anyone could stand upright on the dam and work on the boards quite yet. As we all know, they have to draw the water down so they can get out on the dam and build the splash boards. There is a large pile of new boards and lumber next to the entrance to the power house that wasn't there Sunday which makes me think someone is getting ready to build some splash boards. It looks like the lake has dropped over a foot since we put the dock in Saturday. That means if no more rain the level should drop by the weekend so the top of the dam is dry. By the way, that is only a guess on my part. I don't have anything to do with the operation of the dam.

Fire Road 9 has been repaired. Looks like many loads of gravel. Looks great.

Oh, yes, a fishing report. I fished all day. The Narrows, the mouth of Ship Pond Stream, the Salmon pool and the entire north shore from the Narrows up to Bucks Cove. Smelts, streamers and lures. Deep and on top. Fast and slow. Zilch. I wondered why I was the only one fishing on this beautiful day. Now I know why. :-(

Good to know the black flies all survived the winter.

Gil


Thursday May 15, 2008
03:24 PM

The lilacs in the background of the squirrel pictures are very pretty. And I noticed that the squirrel has been nibbling on the bird feeder a tad.


Thursday May 15, 2008
11:35 AM

Again this year, good luck commissioning boats for the holiday weekend! Three weeks ago it was 5ft. above normal, now look at it!


Thursday May 15, 2008
06:34 AM

The water level looks a bit low, Any word about the splash boards?

PR


Thursday May 15, 2008
06:32 AM

Hey Boys you know the deal even though you might not be there physically you might have had a good time anyway.

When does everyone want to have sit down and cold one (two)?

PR-DoverDozen


Wednesday May 14, 2008
09:45 PM

Long shot request for Sebec boaters - Tim Merrill told me last year someone had a 12 or 14 foot Grumman fishing boat on Sebec exactly like mine. He was working on mine at the time. Unfortunately this winter the Asplundh tree folks ran over it in the snow and its future is probably going to be one of containing beer since its floating days are over. If the fellow with the Grumman boat no longer wants his, I should get a fair settlement from Asplundh and I'd love to have the same boat. P.S. Don't leave anything in a Bangor Hydro R.O.W. that could get run over by their 6 wheel machine... Schoodic Lake George


Wednesday May 14, 2008
08:21 PM

Hey PR.we need to have a meeting soon to set some rules for our upcoming fishing derby.And get a head count. RS.


Wednesday May 14, 2008
02:56 PM

Hey PR,... are you going to camp this weekend.... I might need someone to blame my actions on....heheheh, I'm thinking of visiting and feeding a few black flies....


Tuesday May 13, 2008
11:14 PM

Has Bennett Pond bridge and Salamone Stream bridge been repaired or do we need a 4x4 to get through?


Tuesday May 13, 2008
08:08 PM

Yes you can


Tuesday May 13, 2008
07:23 PM

Does anyone know if you can get to the end of Tim's Cove Road?


Tuesday May 13, 2008
07:12 AM

Ha, That movie is funny! Link: http://picasaweb.google.com/PRDoverDozen/PRDoverDozen/photo#5192033309091168674

-Mike


Tuesday May 13, 2008
06:37 AM

To the folks operating the dam,can you get the spash boards installed while the lake is down? You know we'll get a wet spell, always do. Grateful for any assistance you can provide to we fellow users of the lake.


Tuesday May 13, 2008
06:03 AM

GW

I wasn't sure that movie was going to work in the photo gallery.

PR-DoverDozen


Tuesday May 13, 2008
04:42 AM

Hey Dover Dozen - I love the frozen bait pail movie in your gallery.

-GW


Monday May 12, 2008
08:10 PM

See if the steps I put on the photo gallery page can do it for you. Hope it can give you enough to get it going.

-Mike


Monday May 12, 2008
04:29 PM

Would someone mind giving a "step by step" on how to set up a google "Picasso" album for the sole purpose of putting them in Sebec's photo gallery? Yessem, that would be for those of us whose talents lie elsewhere. Shore do 'preciate.


Monday May 12, 2008
04:13 PM

LOL.... ayuh!.... there's a few black flies around.... heheheheheheheh


Monday May 12, 2008
03:40 PM

Bugs Bugs, can anyone give a black fly report from this past weekend????


Sunday May 11, 2008
01:36 PM

I think there is a depth error off green point on the mentioned maps

I think the 30 ft depth to the south of green point should read 80 feet

There is no sandbar there as the map states

check it out


Sunday May 11, 2008
07:54 AM

Which do most prefer?

Quisp or Quake?


Sunday May 11, 2008
06:36 AM

Terry, see great maps! I have one of the ones described below, not as good. Place mats! what a nice idea.

Enjoy you summer on the lake.


Saturday May 10, 2008
04:33 PM

Any fishing reports yet ? Pelly


Saturday May 10, 2008
04:01 PM

Terry F. I think you can still buy laminated Sebec Lake map place mats in the D-F stores for 3 or 4 bucks each. May not be quite as detailed, but they have the lake depths on them and look very similar to the map shown in the posted web site. We keep one on our boat to show to guests when we take them out for a cruise.


Saturday May 10, 2008
03:48 PM


Saturday May 10, 2008
10:10 AM

Re: the post on May 3rd about the Sebec maps. I ordered some of the laminated maps for camp place mats (go ahead ~ call me Martha)and they are wonderful. I guess I should call them map-mats? Got a folding one for the boat that's pretty cool too. Terry F.


Friday May 09, 2008
05:19 PM

Mom and Dad are on their way back to Maine from Florida. Hope to have some good "old" pictures to post in the gallery soon, along with the others. I graduated from FAU on May 2, 2008 with a BA in English. Being that I was born in Oct 1957, that makes me fifty, and it just so happens that this meant that I had to stand up and get acknowledged, like I am old or something :>) So, I looked at my younger classmates, and grinned, while claiming I was "only fifty" and they laughed, then I slowly rose out of my seat and stood proud. The sunrise images feed my soul. I do hope all who live on Sebec Lake appreciate what they have, cause nature in all its brilliance, is a free gift. Janylee


Friday May 09, 2008
04:35 PM

There are definitly a few moose around. I don't have any idea if there is an abundance or not.... I will say I see ALOT of sign, every visit.

.... in fact, on the wheeler trip I took to the tressle last July, I almost collided with a BIG Bull... he sprang from the woods and about ran me over... SH


Friday May 09, 2008
03:51 PM

Hey, S.H., not to beat this Bowerbank woods thing to death, BUT I would appear the Moose population in this mill pond/brook location is quite reasonable compared to say some of the other local areas like Willimantic or Sebec. It would appear it's a little Moose community.


Friday May 09, 2008
01:04 PM

Hello,

I really enjoy sebeclake.net. I have never been to Sebec Lake.

Your webcam images are beautiful and the "ice out" movie was great. I often check in at lunch to enjoy the view.

Thanks for making spring 2008 a little better.


Friday May 09, 2008
12:55 PM

re GPS, this is a lot of fun - wire a GPS into the USB/serial port of your laptop and run National Geographic TOPO (www.topo.com) with the 1:24000 maps. Great to see the top down view on a topo map as you drive the back roads. -Mike


Friday May 09, 2008
12:43 PM

LOL,... there is a lot of woods up there... but it seems to get smaller every year.... more roads, more people,... & don't be scared...leave the gps home.. you'll only be lost for a little while....heheheheh


Thursday May 08, 2008
04:17 PM

Thanks! Sh, it's easy to feel like you took the wrong turn up thayah, guess I'll take the the new fangled G.P.S. next time... Awful Lottah woods, Huh?

Not the best place for me to type SH was it?


Thursday May 08, 2008
10:21 AM

The cabin on Mill Brook Pond belongs to David Preble. We are close friends so I visit often. The road you speak of is the same... and yes it has been hard going for quite some time...(that used to be the best way into the pond - 20 years ago) I used it a few times last hunting season when we had such rainy weather.... it scratches the paint some... but is passable with a regular 4x4... if you go slow... It merges with the newest road that begins at Bear Brook,.. (that used to go to and through the old farms), now goes right by Randy Knowles cabin,...then comes out on the new road they call "Grapevine South"... go left and you can return to the "Bowerbank Road"... continue and you can go to Barnard and beyond..... SH


Wednesday May 07, 2008
07:56 PM

Reply to 9:47 below, I was not on a four wheeler, 1983 Chevy truck with 10" of lift 38" tires, always loved that truck! It was still hard goin, from your photos I thought you might own that little cabin next to the outlet. I would always go "Muddin" when at the Gerrish Compound.


Wednesday May 07, 2008
09:43 AM

FROM: Thursday May 01, 2008 06:04 PM Nice gallery "sh", love the moose photos. "Thank You, I enjoy photography as a hobby"... and if you click on "My public photos" while in any of the photo galleries, you will see many more photos of other areas, places and people"

I remember four wheeling up to Mill brook pond on an old over grown and very rocky trail/road. I drove in from the Old Bowerbank dump. You obviously spend time in thayah.

"You can still travel that road, there are still a few trail signs up...."

After the logging operations a few years ago, I could never find the connection again

"I'm not sure of the disposition of the landowners regarding using the trails and roads as Four Wheeler trails?.... I use the roads occasionally in the summer, more in the Fall.... I have not been reprimanded by any owners or Law Enforcement yet.


Tuesday May 06, 2008
04:56 PM

Looks like the water level this afternoon is 322' 10" at the bridge. Gil


Tuesday May 06, 2008
01:24 PM

Yes, Gil has pictures. :-) Now to find the time to upload them again. I keep saying..."next rainy day". I guess I better find time, rain or no rain!


Monday May 05, 2008
10:05 PM

tc417, had to clean up multiple entries. Thanks for reposting. -Mike


Monday May 05, 2008
09:53 PM

Checkin in on the new galleries, You have some really nice shots Mike. Thanks again for setting it all up!

I do think all the Galleries are better this time around, the photos are sequenced better and more of them. The slide show is the way to go!

This "Picasa" is more complicated to use at first and you can't add as you go, a nice feature, but it works.

Come on now you Sebec lakers, show us what Sebec Lake is for you, Submit your own albums, no need to be shy.

Ahhh Hemm, Gil... you have pictures.


Monday May 05, 2008
09:21 PM

Thanks much for the update on Tim's cove rd. If the Bennett brook bridge is out, can you pass at all? That is an all or nothing bridge, I would think! We are trying to plan our first trip in May 15th. Any details are helpful. Post of May 3rd 9:02 stated that the road was passable,but muddy. You paint a gloomier picture, AHHH!

Ohhh, and how are the BUGS!

T.c. 187


Monday May 05, 2008
06:29 PM

I don't know what happened to my report on Tims cove road, but it si very muddy and soft on shoulders. a truck was stuck up to his door panels on Saturday as imade my way in. Bennett Brook bridge and Salmon Stream bridge are washed away and makefor diffacult passage unless you have a lot clearence on your 4x4.tc417


Sunday May 04, 2008
03:51 PM

It is a lot of water. It is an awesome sight to stand at the end of the dam about 12" from the edge and watch, listen to and feel the power roaring over the dam every second. Glad to know someone is reading this board. :-) Gil


Sunday May 04, 2008
03:40 PM

6,803 acre lake 43,560 Sq. ft. to the acre X 1'6" of water,According to Gil's water level reports, 8,345,290.00 gallons of water pass over the dam every day. Over the past four days. Grand total of 33,381,160.00 since Thursday. lot of water!


Sunday May 04, 2008
03:13 PM

Gil: thanks for the water level reports, we don't always respond to but always appreciated. Any info however small is fun, please keep it coming.

Much thanks for Tim's Cove road report also, Unnamed 9:02 May 3rd, We will find that very important for next week. Karla & Steve


Sunday May 04, 2008
01:26 PM

The water level has receeded to 323.8' this morning from the reading I saw on Thursday of 325.4. Gil


Saturday May 03, 2008
09:02 PM

in responce to the condition of tims cove road- the road is passable but it's very muddy and there's lot of holes. the winter did a number on it. I was up there apr 20th - apr 25th. my place is on south cove rd.


Saturday May 03, 2008
01:08 PM

Hey, anybody interested in GREAT maps of Sebec lake? I just bought a couple of them, they are awesome quality fine detail, very good color. They have fine depth detail, and one of the map choices provides a laminated map for the boat! and a larger one should you want to frame it.

They were shipped in two days. http://www.mainelakecharts.com/ Check it out.


Saturday May 03, 2008
09:19 AM

I'm pretty sure that is a private bouy in the water to the lower right.


Saturday May 03, 2008
09:11 AM

has anyone been down tims cove road out to deer point yet? what is condition of road ,is frost out?


Saturday May 03, 2008
08:36 AM

Wonder what that is in the water just to the lower right of "rock Hazard" marker? (Web cam)


Friday May 02, 2008
10:35 PM

The sunset in today's photo is starting to look alittle bit like summer!


Thursday May 01, 2008
06:04 PM

Nice gallery "sh", love the moose photos.

I remember four wheeling up to Mill brook pond on an old over grown and very rocky trail/road. I drove in from the Old Bowerbank dump. You obviously spend time in thayah.

After the logging operations a few years ago, I could never find the connection again!


Thursday May 01, 2008
01:47 PM

I forgot to add in my earlier post that according to the gauge under the bridge in Sebec Village, the water level this morning was 325.4 feet. I don't know how accurate that is or where the official gauge is but that is the one I have always referred to. Gil


Thursday May 01, 2008
09:11 AM

Just took a quick trip to Bowerbank and the lake is well over its banks. The water is the highest I've seen since the infamous flood of April 1, 1987. We have water up under the camp all the way to the back door. Fire Road 9 (Sandy Beach Road) is washed out badly in several places and it would be pretty tough going for a car. The good news is that the water level appears to have started down. Gil


Thursday May 01, 2008
06:02 AM

Yahoo!!! I won that's really neat, Thanks Mike and sorry you couldn't hold on to the win, Maybe next year.

PR-DoverDozen


Wednesday April 30, 2008
07:56 PM

So... it's officially ice out on the 29th... according to the posted link www.mainelakecharts.com Lots of good info!


Wednesday April 30, 2008
07:51 PM

So... it's officially ice out on the 29th... according to the posted link www.mainelake.com/iceout08.html?


Wednesday April 30, 2008
12:29 AM

Hey 'yall

forget the galleries-

upload your own music to RFS at:

http://www.sebeclake.net/music.htm

email mike! tune it in.


Tuesday April 29, 2008
01:17 PM

I love your site. What a treat the 4/28 video was! Can't wait to return to open camp this weekend. Thank you! -Cynthia Purmort (Packard's - two down from the Williamson's)


Tuesday April 29, 2008
11:51 AM

A report here says there is still some ice?

http://www.mainelakecharts.com/ice_out08.html

"off Greeley's has opened but a few more days for the rest - 4/28/08"

-Mike


Tuesday April 29, 2008
11:28 AM

Has anyone checked to see if the ice is out of the Big lake?


Tuesday April 29, 2008
11:22 AM

Mike, thanks for the April 28 video of ice out...that is so amazing...it'd be nice to hear from someone who's seen what the narrows look like and the big lake as far as Ice out is concerned.


Tuesday April 29, 2008
10:49 AM

Annual Ice Out Jet Ski Falls run report:

Well this year I decided to try Ship Pond Stream falls for my jet ski event. No folks to bother me there. On the way down the lake I noticed there is still some ice here and there but I find it refreshing.

With all the rain there was plenty of water to get up the falls at half speed. None of the full speed nonsense that damaged my sea-doo last year. I will send photos and start a gallery as soon as I get to my PC. I did not see any loons to chase either.

AH


Tuesday April 29, 2008
08:24 AM

To the 6:02 poster:

I agree with your sentiments. And I'm the one who asked the original question. Heck, we don't even have a radio, stereo or TV in our camp. (OK.....I cheat and keep a radio in the shed where I putter.) We've never owned a cell phone, and only put in a land line at camp when aging parents made it a good idea. We've thought about getting a cell phone for safety reasons. They have become so abundant that it's now difficult to find a pay phone. If we could use a cell phone at the lake it would justify dumping the land line, plus we'd have the cell for when we travel. I'll make sure ours has an "off" switch for the wine hour. :)

Thanks to all of you for responding to my questions.


Tuesday April 29, 2008
08:19 AM

Congratulations to: Keller Family, Eddie Haskell, Carleton Clan (and me :) Thanks everyone who made a guess - better luck next year. Waiting for offical word of ice-out. We only see a small part of the lake.


Tuesday April 29, 2008
06:02 AM

When i am going to sebec the last thing im thinking about is weather i will have phone service.What happend to the old days when there were no cell phones.When i am having a cup of coffe in the morning or a glass of wine in the late afternoon i really dont want to hear a cell phone ringing.


Tuesday April 29, 2008
05:57 AM

Congrats Mike, That was the closest I've ever gotten to guessing ice-out.

Wet Lures & Tight Lines Every One!

PR-DoverDozen


Tuesday April 29, 2008
04:10 AM

I want an iPhone to use on Sebec

AT&T says it doesn't work there coverage map says "shared service - voice only", it must use the Verizon cells.

Does any one have an iPhone and tried it at Camp?

My current Verizon service works pretty good all over the lake.


Tuesday April 29, 2008
04:07 AM

Mike:

Congrats on Ice Out Contest!

Nice video of ice out with great music.

OK black flies . . . your turn!

Salmon BEWARE!


Monday April 28, 2008
06:14 PM

I get NO Verizon reception. NO work, NO wife, No kids.Just trolling along with a cold beer and my Buddys.

Pelly


Monday April 28, 2008
04:39 PM

Just wondering if anyone out there knows if the smelts are running yet? Jon Hilton


Monday April 28, 2008
04:09 PM

Yeah, fixed, I saw Mike out there around 2:30 with a blow torch..... yipppeee!!!! Ice out!! It's been so much fun watching every day...wish I'd been there to watch THE moment...O.K. MIKE, now let's start an 80 degree water contest...hee hee hee...I feel like a kid at Christmas!!! kj


Monday April 28, 2008
04:07 PM

Hey, is this thing fixed ...Mike?


Monday April 28, 2008
04:05 PM

It looks promising from THIS vantage point!! WOO-HOO!


Monday April 28, 2008
03:46 PM

Looks like ice-out to me. Waiting for the official ruling cuz we can't see the whole lake. -Mike


Monday April 28, 2008
02:59 PM

Is this the ICE OUT day? Mark


Monday April 28, 2008
02:06 PM

To the good husband who wrote about getting a phone for his wife, for when she takes the boat out, I just wanted to say that I thought it was really sweet to hear how you take care of your wife. It was a testimony in itself.


Monday April 28, 2008
05:57 AM

Hey all take the time and send a link to your photo collections, There were more albums before.

PR


Monday April 28, 2008
05:53 AM

Evil Dover Dozen??? - Only close friends are allowed to address us that way!!!! Could you be bitter your not in the fold?

PR


Sunday April 27, 2008
08:54 PM

I get verizon all over the lake! deer point in front of packard's trolling for salmon brown point south cove


Sunday April 27, 2008
06:18 PM

I've found that if I go halfway down the dock, stand on one leg, and hold a ball of aluminum foil in the other hand I get fair reception on verizon (North side of lake). At Greeleys, not so much.


Sunday April 27, 2008
05:56 PM

I have Unicel phone service and have used it a number of times while out fishing on the lake, with good reception. If I hang out over the west side of my porch and pray, it sometimes goes through. Ed (off Colonel's Rd.)


Sunday April 27, 2008
01:51 PM

Never tried the phone out on the water, But if I need to go to the dock to make a call, Possible it work even better out on the water... Just a guess, Verizon is the way to go. I know someone who works for Verizon and it is rumored that the reception is to improve soon it the Sebec lake area, but I don't know the details.

Karla & Steve


Sunday April 27, 2008
12:11 PM

Gil, thanks for the update from Sandy Beach Road! It's good to hear what's going on around Bowerbank and not just what those hoodlums from Tim's Cove and that evil Dover Dozen are doing !-)


Sunday April 27, 2008
11:24 AM

We do not get a signal at our cabin on Shore Road North.We have to wait to we get to the top of the hill going into Dover.We have T Mobil as a carrier.


Sunday April 27, 2008
10:22 AM

Wow! Two quick answers on the phone question. Thanks! It doesn't sound like I'd want to give up a land line yet. Next question is: Does the cell phone work well out on the water? Wondering if it would be worth getting at least one of the prepaid time ones to use as an emergency phone for the boat. (of course, I've never needed one, but would like my wife to have one when she takes the boat out.)


Sunday April 27, 2008
10:15 AM


Sunday April 27, 2008
09:17 AM

It depends on the service you have, yes probably? We don't use a hard wire phone at our camp in Tim's cove anymore,we don't need it. I have a Nextel/Sprint phone I use for work but when you get north of Dexter, it's over. We also have verizon cell service on the other phone, We can always get a message, but making a call requires us to go down to the dock, or find just the right spot depending on weather, or time of day. Works o.k. however, Hope this helps, Karla & Steve


Sunday April 27, 2008
09:14 AM

I can get a Verizon signal from the shoreline about 1/2 mile from Greelys landing towards the State Park. If you are on the road you may not have a signal.


Sunday April 27, 2008
08:42 AM

Does anyone know if cell phones will receive a signal at the cottages from Greeley's Landing to the Narrows and from the Landing to Cotton Brook? Thanks


Sunday April 27, 2008
07:18 AM

It's almost time to drive the family s.u.v. to camp and launch that boat. If the price of gas is a concern this my help.http://www.mainegasprices.com/Have a great driving season. I think it's going to be a great summer, I can just feel it!

Enjoy all you have!


Saturday April 26, 2008
04:14 PM

Here's some Ice-Out news. Just back from visiting camp on Sandy Beach Road in Bowerbank. Today's easterly wind has shifted the ice and we now have 50' or 60' of open water in places along the north shore. Large chunks of ice are breaking off and floating by. I broke one with an oar and it looks like about 6" thick and well honeycombed. Water level appears to be down 12"-14" since Sunday. I'm guessing still a few days until ice out but a westerly wind might move things around a bit. Gil


Saturday April 26, 2008
08:24 AM

I was looking at Mike's link to USGS.GOV in the ice-out contest section that shows the ice-out dates for Sebec going back to 1879. There are 2 dates missing, 1890 and 1904. I have a list my mother gave me many years ago showing ice out dates for Sebec(She was born in 1921 and was a regular summer resident of Bowerbank since the family camp was built in 1931). Interestingly, her list also starts in 1879 and is also missing 1890. However, her list shows April 4 as the ice out date for 1904.

Can anyone remember when the ice went out in 1890? :-) -Gil-


Friday April 25, 2008
06:11 PM

Great movie Mike! I think of the Bible verse "a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like a day." In your movie, those thousand years went back like a flash of lightening. Perhaps, fisherman, photographer, acoustic guitarist, website owner, friend of squirrels,... turned movie maker :>)


Friday April 25, 2008
03:50 PM

Gee looks like Mike has a good shot at winning the ic-out contest...too funny...we'll have to send HIM a c.d. or dvd of something...good luck Mike hope you win!


Friday April 25, 2008
11:59 AM

Movie Credits go to Michael "Spielberg" McCormack.... The Academy is watching...


Friday April 25, 2008
10:50 AM

Doesn't need to see where it's going - just goes with the floe........


Friday April 25, 2008
08:43 AM

I really liked the movie, you can actually see the ice sheet moving and the pieces of ice floating by. Good job!


Friday April 25, 2008
08:21 AM

Probably not. It's too dark. How could it see where it's going?


Friday April 25, 2008
08:08 AM

Stand by....


Friday April 25, 2008
02:54 AM

People get ready,

There's an ice out comming


Thursday April 24, 2008
10:44 PM

Probably


Thursday April 24, 2008
07:58 PM

Hey, the ice ever go out at night?


Thursday April 24, 2008
07:53 PM

I put the kayak in on the Bowerbank side two days ago (22nd). It makes a nice ice breaker as long as the ice is less than 1/2 inch. Today I have 50 feet + of clear water in front of the camp. No one's swimming yet, however. bsbwrbk


Thursday April 24, 2008
07:53 PM

I put the kayak in on the Bowerbank side two days ago (22nd). It makes a nice ice breaker as long as the ice is less than 1/2 inch. Today I have 50 feet + of clear water in front of the camp. No one's swimming yet, however. bsbwrbk


Thursday April 24, 2008
10:36 AM

WOW!!! The ice is finally giving it up!!!! Can't wait to be at camp and start living the good life!!! a lvoer of Ram Island !


Wednesday April 23, 2008
12:12 PM

HI, thanks for the website! I am thinking about buying a Mariner myself this year. Your site has inspired me to think seriously about the Mariner now. Nice little movie that helped me see how they really are quite roomy little boats and sail nice. Thanks!

Greg


Wednesday April 23, 2008
11:32 AM

Who knew watching ice melt could be so exciting :)


Wednesday April 23, 2008
10:25 AM

That's not a bird.... it's a UFO..... ET is looking for a summer rent....LOL


Tuesday April 22, 2008
07:44 PM

Any one have any idea how thick the ice still is ? Pelly


Tuesday April 22, 2008
03:08 PM

Ice is out of Pushaw (just outside Bangor). Sebec is going to surprise us. My guess of May 8 looks to be a little too "conservative". -Gil-


Tuesday April 22, 2008
02:26 PM

When the lake rises that high that's when you should put the dock in. Oh ya...............


Tuesday April 22, 2008
02:05 PM

eeek looks like the lake is rising faster than it is draining...


Tuesday April 22, 2008
11:44 AM

I just looked at the photo gallery very nice. I also was wondering if Heather's ever gone to photo classes because your pictures are LOVELY.You know just how to capture them .Thanks for the beauty.


Tuesday April 22, 2008
08:50 AM

what kind of bird is that flying by? that is really cool!!!


Monday April 21, 2008
08:23 PM

Enjoying the new photo gallery, Great job everybody!

Keep em coming!

Kind of a pain for you Mike, but thanks!


Monday April 21, 2008
05:51 PM

I was at camp yesterday - Bowerbank Fire Road 9 - and the road was muddy in places but passable. No more ice! Amazing how much snow has gone in the last 7 days. Gil


Monday April 21, 2008
03:24 PM

Sorry, gotta ask again... How's the lake access on the Bowerbank side? Still icy? Thanks!!


Sunday April 20, 2008
10:28 AM

Thanks Mike - I had a feeling that was the case, but I'm wondering how far Bill's probe is from the lake(that's temperature probe for those with minds in the gutter...). This is going to be our earliest camp opening, so we're curious how it will be. I'm prepared to hack a hole in the ice for the water line.

While buzzing around in the boat in the fall, I remember the definite pockets of warm and cool air. Then there was advection fog at night from the air in the cool trees being drawn over the warmer water. Looked creepy in the moonlight.

Can't wait til Tuesday! The dog knows something's up, but not sure what it is. --Schoodic Lake George


Sunday April 20, 2008
10:06 AM

Some time back Bill offered to come by to check the temerature probe calibration because I brought up the same question you had. But, we never got around to it. I think the proximity to the lake has a big influence on the temperature of the air nearby. If you look at yesterdays variations in temperature you can see several degrees of variation over short periods of time. It gets cooler and then shoots right back up a few degrees. I think this may be due to cold pockets of air moving shoreward from the lake dependent on wind direction. I could be wrong but that's my guess. -Mike


Saturday April 19, 2008
11:19 PM

The temperature guage (thermocouple) is about 10 feet from a 6000 acre ice cube :) I've found it tends to read lower on warm days and higher on cold days than Bill's official readings and the difference is probably due to the moderating influence of the lake. The air temperature at the lake shore must be something of a microclimate. I think Bill's temperature readings are some distance from the shoreline. -Mike


Saturday April 19, 2008
09:27 PM

Yo Mikey - your lakeside temp reads in the low 50's for the 18th and Bill's daily site records in the low 70's. Do you know the locations of the two temperature gauges? (I like Bill's better.)

Thanks - Schoodic Lake George


Saturday April 19, 2008
03:32 PM

PR-- "Dover Dozen"

Dad asked if the Gammons are still around? They lived to the left of Esther's place, looking from the water. One of the daughters taught us kids how to swim. I had a dream last night that I was sitting on the old dock looking out on the lake. Might be a sign of times to come. The folks do want to return to Sebec for old times sake and they are getting older. I loved the sound of the loons. Rental cars--I rented a compact car once to take me and my daughter to downeast Maine and it had so few miles on it, that it broke down a mile down the road after we parked to go into a bookstore :>) JM


Saturday April 19, 2008
09:27 AM

new kids book idea:

fun with rental cars!

by the dover dozen


Friday April 18, 2008
09:10 AM

dare I look at the dover dozen photos . . .


Friday April 18, 2008
09:08 AM

maine mid april = baltimore mid february

pretty good huh!


Friday April 18, 2008
08:09 AM

Comparing images from yesterday to this morning it looks like the lake level has risen several inches overnight. -Mike


Thursday April 17, 2008
04:42 PM

Two quotes for Frosty:

1. Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late.

--Marie Beyon Ray

2. I'm melting!

--Wicked Witch of the West


Thursday April 17, 2008
03:22 PM

As I have graduated to a higher level of understanding, and old man winter being so good to me, a thought came to my mind this morning, that my time here is drawing near, with spring just around the corner, and so without further ado; I wish to say, I will miss you all, so when the time comes that I have to go, that I did not fail to say goodbye. I love you. Frosty


Thursday April 17, 2008
11:06 AM

Its going to hit 75 down here in CT, cant wait till Sebec feels the same


Thursday April 17, 2008
09:10 AM

Photo gallery is online now.


Wednesday April 16, 2008
05:44 PM

Well.... another day, still there.


Tuesday April 15, 2008
06:00 PM

Great bear link! Thanks


Tuesday April 15, 2008
11:54 AM

I recently purchased a HP Scanjet G3010, It works great and has many functions, including the ability to create negatives as well as create photos from negatives and slides..... cost was approx $100.... about the cost of 20 gallons of fuel/gas... (lol)


Tuesday April 15, 2008
11:49 AM

Wow, check this out - Bear Monitoring: http://www.crownofmaine.com/paulcyr/stories/bear-monitoring/


Monday April 14, 2008
02:57 PM

OOH, a wet spot, bottom right corner of the webcam! Come on ice-out!


Monday April 14, 2008
01:41 PM

I saw a TV ad this weekend for a site that hosts your photos in a personal gallery with "unlimited" space.

Perhaps we could all link to something like that from here.

It was at a chain drugstore's web site or something . . . I don't remember now.

Has any one else seen this?


Monday April 14, 2008
12:48 PM

Not Sebec? It looks more like Siberia. Actually, I see some slushy areas... that's a very good sign. 60's forecast for mid week! S.L. George


Monday April 14, 2008
06:00 AM

THAT"S NOT FUNNY!!


Sunday April 13, 2008
03:24 PM

Yeah, well, I guess I had to come clean on the squirrel. Actually, this isn't really Sebec Lake either - ha ha. -m


Sunday April 13, 2008
02:04 PM

Mike, the squirrel is a foreign import??!! I thought it was in your back yard or otherwise local. That definitely explains the lack of snow in the background.

Sorry for the confusion about the track/elevation display on Borestone vs. Barren pages. Both hikes are on the list for this summer - thanks again for including expanded items like this on your site.

Looks like the snowpack number's getting smaller on Bill's daily observation site. Come on ice out!

Schoodic Lake George


Saturday April 12, 2008
07:15 PM

Hey R.S. Let's talk fishing. Last May myself and the boy were trolling along what we call the 'Ridge' outside Packards. Sunny, Temp.mid 50's, and a nice Salmon chop.We were slamming Salmon in 10-20 ft. of water.Both on downriggiers and lead line. We all got our limit and more and kept 3 for dinner.They were only hitting on white or silver Wobblers. Best day ever on Sebec. But I'm looking for Brown's and Togue this year. Help???? ( We only come once a year)


Saturday April 12, 2008
04:09 PM

Thanks for the info on slides, Can't spend much more money. I already Bought an HP C6280 all in one, I'm diggin through all the old Sebec lake photos it's like a sickness, I Love it, there will be more pics. to come. I've got lots of pictures at camp but I can't get at them yet, 23" of snow! To much fun! K.& S Tim's cove.


Saturday April 12, 2008
12:31 PM

I have a Canon Scanner, model CanoScan 4200F that I have had several years that has an attachment that scans slides. Can't remember but I think it was well under $100 and it works pretty well. As Mike said, you can find 'em at Best Buy of anywhere that carries Canon. Gil


Saturday April 12, 2008
11:58 AM

Re the slides..........the bigger "department stores" (no plugs) with photo departments can put the slides on a disk but I think it's a bit pricey. Ed


Saturday April 12, 2008
11:56 AM

You can get a scanner at Best Buy with an adaptor to scan slides or negatives. -m


Saturday April 12, 2008
10:54 AM

A photo shop could print your slides I bet

I wanna see ! ! !


Saturday April 12, 2008
09:31 AM

Question, anybody know, is it possible to to somehow "scan" old slides? If so look out! I've got few of them.


Saturday April 12, 2008
09:25 AM

when the Gallery comes back? we have more to add.

I scanned more photos from the 1950s to the 1970s around the lake, I also may need some help identifying a early photo I found.

It's all fun stuff!

Karla & steve


Saturday April 12, 2008
08:47 AM


Saturday April 12, 2008
08:45 AM

it's fine. Working on it. -M


Friday April 11, 2008
07:42 PM

chillax-

we love the gallery - just joking - where do we complain to too?

will more voices help Mike?


Friday April 11, 2008
06:00 PM

Someone once gave me a rose and then it wilted and so I was resentful of the giver of the rose because the flower died and I forgot that the rose came from the person's heart and they were not responsible for the fate of the rose.


Friday April 11, 2008
05:38 PM

worst gallery I've ever been to . . . yuk!


Friday April 11, 2008
01:01 PM

I apologize for the disruption in the photo gallery availablity. I will post a notice when we have it back.

-Mike


Friday April 11, 2008
07:16 AM

I stood on the shore of Mousam the other day casting from my back yard, got the darn lure snagged up a few times Tried a worm with even more disasters results!!

Friggen ice is still to thick, Maybe tomorrow.

PR-Dover Dozen


Friday April 11, 2008
07:12 AM

RS - Let me know what photo's you want up , and I'll post them.

PR-Dover Dozen


Thursday April 10, 2008
04:25 PM

SLG, the Borestone link doesn't yet have a GPS elevation profile. I need to look for that track and will post it. By your keen observation about the snow cover in the squirrelcam I need to tell you the squirrulous little creatures are residents of New Hampshire.

-Mike


Thursday April 10, 2008
03:59 PM

Lets here some fishing talk while the ice melts.Soon we will be draging our favorite lures in our seceret locations on the Lake .Lets share some of our more productive ways of catching some of Sebecs finer species of fish Trout and salmon.I would share some photos but the gallery is still not up. RS.


Thursday April 10, 2008
03:48 PM

Hello Mike - I'm having trouble with the Hiking link to Borestone Mt. My download stops before the GPS map. Barren works fine. Is it me? I tried two computers.

Also, the squirrel-cam background doesn't show much snow on the ground, the Milo webcam shows none, but Bill's daily site indicates a snowpack of 28 inches. The Moosehead cam shows lots of snow. Can you give us a snow report in your area?

Thanks - it looks like a relatively warm week forecast so we're still on track to open up our camp at the end of April. --Schoodic Lake George


Thursday April 10, 2008
09:31 AM

lets all put our warm socks on the lake -cw


Thursday April 10, 2008
09:30 AM

lets all put our warm socks on the lake -cw


Thursday April 10, 2008
09:30 AM

lets all put our warm socks on the lake -cw


Thursday April 10, 2008
09:30 AM

lets all put our warm socks on the lake -cw


Wednesday April 09, 2008
08:31 PM

Not an awful lot of guesses for ice out! It has to leave sometime.Hopefully before Memorial Day.


Wednesday April 09, 2008
07:24 PM

Your Right Wy! I am going to put ALL my mental energy into Sebec Ice-Out! ( that should start a small puddle )


Wednesday April 09, 2008
07:05 PM

Folks, here is something you may be interested in. If you hike on Borestone mountain you may have received a postcard for Borestone Mountain Art at Maine Audubon. Details here: http://www.maineaudubon.org/explore/event/borestone_gallery.php

-Mike


Wednesday April 09, 2008
03:30 PM

I actually giggled to see the snowpack is ONLY 28 inches today..pretty sad eh?...it's melting, it's melting...come on go baby go!!!! It is weird to thing 2 years ago we had ice out in one week..waaaaa :(


Wednesday April 09, 2008
01:47 PM

Looking at the Milo webcam today, and not a stitch of snow on the ground and 53 degrees. What's up with that? I think the fish are on strike at Sebec, and perhaps had a little talk with Frosty and old man winter, to stretch the season a little. Loved the crosses in the sky this morning at sunrise, made be a few jets flying over. Little things


Wednesday April 09, 2008
11:35 AM

Mike and George W. have new music posted on RFS (radio free sebec).


Wednesday April 09, 2008
08:19 AM

Pelly, I refuse to allow THAT kind of attitude about ice-out. As I sit here, I'm mentally willing melting/sublimation/evaporation...anything that'll create open water! Wy


Wednesday April 09, 2008
03:22 AM

Hey now Grace: What are the names of the gallery's - mike packards dover dozen karla gil ? too much time on your hands . . . we miss the galleries- they were the best - no other lake has as good a web site in the country!

Come on ice out! I hear they are still running snowmobiles across the river to bucks cove from Packard's as the river is still frozen solid. 2 years ago we had ice out around this time of year as I remember.


Tuesday April 08, 2008
07:45 PM

I click that mouse to much. LOL


Tuesday April 08, 2008
07:43 PM

Ice out is FAR Away. 'The Sebec 4'keeps pushing back our fishing trip week by week. We hoped for the weekend of the 17th. No Way.

Pelly.


Tuesday April 08, 2008
07:43 PM

Ice out is FAR Away. 'The Sebec 4'keeps pushing back our fishing trip week by week. We hoped for the weekend of the 17th. No Way.

Pelly.


Tuesday April 08, 2008
04:31 PM

Come on, MELT!!!!


Tuesday April 08, 2008
02:56 PM

I wrote a little game we can play while we "patiently" wait for the photo gallery to be rebirthed. I named it "Sebec Lake Photo Gallery Animal Trivia" (to see who has been taking good notes) :>) Grace

If you wish to play here goes. From my memory, who has in their photo gallery? Have fun with it. 1. a squirrel 2. a ruffled grouse 3. a springer spaniel 4. a loon 5. a husky 6. a moose 7. a deer


Tuesday April 08, 2008
01:03 PM

I see a slight change in color of the ice near the shoreline..

-MM


Tuesday April 08, 2008
12:40 PM

Gallery - I knew it was too good to be true

Programmers - check for overflow - rule 1 I seem to remember

lol

-gw


Tuesday April 08, 2008
11:27 AM

This site apparently exceeded a file space limit of their "unlimited" file space hosting which in turn caused the gallery software to crash. Yahoo tells me they will increase the file size allocation.

-Mike


Tuesday April 08, 2008
10:42 AM

'splain the yahoo gallery dilema

what's up?


Tuesday April 08, 2008
06:58 AM

Yesterday's high was 53 degrees. Snowpack still 30 inches? Doesn't seem right!


Tuesday April 08, 2008
05:58 AM

Wow, beautiful sunrise this morning. For those of you not up yet, you missed it.


Monday April 07, 2008
05:43 PM

We will have to wait a probaly a few days for Yahoo hosting to reset the gallery.

-Mike


Monday April 07, 2008
05:39 PM

If snow was love, then old man winter must really love me. Frosty


Monday April 07, 2008
03:58 PM

Will the SNOWPAC EVER drop below 30 inches...whaaaa


Monday April 07, 2008
10:14 AM

I miss the Gallery!!!


Sunday April 06, 2008
04:44 PM

Being that it's Sunday church and all, I wonder, do squirrels pray? Sure looks like it, sometimes. Isn't he cute? And he sure loves corn. I think it to be so sweet, how he can get into that bird feeder and get the seed. Pretty smart squirrel, wouldn't ya say? And to the person who wrote that they spend an "inordinate amount of time watching the squirrel cam" and thinks they are "losing their mind." I thought your message was funny and honest. And I got to pondering that notion and came up with this for a response to your question. I think that it's different to watch a squirrel on a webcam (who doesn't know you're watching him, and is his true 'squirrel self') then one who does know you are watching him (and perhaps is performing for you) :>)


Sunday April 06, 2008
11:32 AM

Mike, I think your clock is an hour ahead. ED


Saturday April 05, 2008
10:59 AM

Sorry, the photo gallery is down. Our team of engineers is working on it.

-Mike


Friday April 04, 2008
06:33 PM

"Observers and Ice-Out Definition. — Bill Elliot, Bill Larabee, Ruth Weatherbee. Ice-out definition for most years thought be date of open navigation from one end of lake to the other."

http://me.water.usgs.gov/iceout_data/Data.Sebec.txt

-Mike


Friday April 04, 2008
04:19 PM

Maybe a dumb question, but how is the ice-out date determined anyway??


Friday April 04, 2008
02:33 PM

I think that squirrel is not in Maine??? He looks like a NH native?


Friday April 04, 2008
11:36 AM

Hi Mom !


Friday April 04, 2008
11:35 AM

To the person who is going ice fishing with his boat, what part of the Maine woods are you from anyway? First, you put the boat in, then you have the hole :)


Friday April 04, 2008
11:02 AM

Grew up on Sebec Lale and really like this site Barbara Noel Buonaugurio


Friday April 04, 2008
11:02 AM

Speaking of fishing check out the Maine Sportsman trophy gallery page 3.mainesportsman.com.A true Se bec Lake trophy.15 pounds 36 inches Lake trout.I will be insearch of his father if and when the ice is gone.Nice fish Joe. RS.


Friday April 04, 2008
09:11 AM

It's called squirrel therapy. Watching them is supposed to lower your blood pressure.


Friday April 04, 2008
07:46 AM

Can someone please tell me why I spend an inordinate amount of time watching a squirrel cam? Why am I trying to see the momemt the little furry bugger snatches a morsel from someones cheaply made feeder? Can someone please explain! I have those little rodents all over the yard and my bird feeders so why am I watching for one in a backyard in Maine? I must be losing my mind!!


Friday April 04, 2008
07:32 AM

I was going to do a little ice fishing this weekend. How long will it take me to chisel out a hole big enough to launch my boat?


Thursday April 03, 2008
09:16 PM

Some of the best people were born in April.

PR-Dover Dozen


Thursday April 03, 2008
09:15 PM

John No. Smithfield, RI

Now we can't give you the hot spots, but fishing all over the big lake you'll do just fine.

Troll with fly and spoon or moose look wobblers on lead core between 14 and 35 ft. at about 2 to 3 mph as long as you catch and release there will be fish for all of us for a long time.

PR-Dover Dozen


Thursday April 03, 2008
06:30 PM

Dear friends of Sebec Lake,

I wish to honor my folks Harold and Dorothy Cloutier, whose birthday's are respectfully, April 4th (dad, age 83) and April 5(mom, age 78). I might add, they gave me permission to do this :) They brought us kids to Sebec Lake for two weeks every summer from 1965 to 1972. I have very fond memories of our time there. I have posted a picture of the family from 1965, taken in our backyard in Kittery, Maine. Perhaps, someone might remember us and want to drop in and say hello. We love to read the guestbook and here all about the "good ole days," where some things never change. Janylee


Thursday April 03, 2008
05:54 PM

O.k. so happens I'm very friendly with a Maine fish Biologist, I will ask to find out whats up.

Its all cool, not disagreeing with you.

I still like bass.


Thursday April 03, 2008
03:42 PM

Yes, squirrel hunting is promoted but "catch and release".


Thursday April 03, 2008
03:34 PM

It is funny to see a Google add link on the squirrel cam page for the VHS Tape-"How to Hunt Rabbits and Squirrels"

check it out - this was the add on the squirrel page - exactly what is trying to be promoted by the squirrel page? pelts or pitures?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170205447326&ru=http://search.ebay.com:80/170205447326_W0QQadgroup_idZ284992215QQcreative_idZ681234195QQfclZ4QQfnuZ1QQfsopZ1QQkeywordZsquirrelQQoriginZhttpQ3aQ2fQ2fwwwQ2esebeclakeQ2enetQ2fSquirrelCamQ2ehtmQQtestZGadgetQ5fKWQQtypeZQ7bifsearchQ3asearchQ7dQ7bifcontentQ3acontentQ7dQQfviZ1


Thursday April 03, 2008
02:46 PM

Oh it's so easy to get excited over the little melted looking puddles on the lake today...only to re FREEZE tonight....oh this is painful...


Thursday April 03, 2008
11:37 AM

Ah,.... I made no mention of like or dislike of Bass...

It is a fact that Bass are a predominatly warm water fish, very agressive with big appetites...

in many cases bass ruin (eat) the trout and salmon populations

Obviously, Bass fishing is big business, and I enjoy catching them (once in a while)...

Bass were imported to Sebec and other lakes in the region by (dare I say "selfish" )anglers looking for a more "active" fishing experience.

My comments are not intended to insult or annoy, rather just to make a statement of fact. Next time you speak with a biologist, ask him/her....


Thursday April 03, 2008
09:07 AM

I will be coming up to Sebec for some fishing May 29th and I was nosing around the internet and found this site. I must say it is very enjoyable. That being said can anyone give tips as to where the fishing hot spots are on the lake? Also if someone can provide info on the best bait, rigs, etc. would be very helpful.

John No. Smithfield, RI


Thursday April 03, 2008
07:55 AM

Glad you found us - just in time to watch ice-out.


Thursday April 03, 2008
06:33 AM

I just found this web site. I spent many summer days at Sebec Lake while my father worked selling finishes at the tannery in Dover-Foxcroft back in the 60's. I was just a kid. Some friends of his would take me fishing on the lake. I can still remember how clear the water was and seeing a moose on shore. Thanks for this site.


Wednesday April 02, 2008
05:02 PM

April 1st 2:27 They are now!

You don't like Bass, small mouth are a lot of fun.

large Mouth... not so much.

Not to worry about LARGE mouth in Sebec, yet.


Wednesday April 02, 2008
04:30 PM

I spelled 'Deport ' wrong. I guess we could put them on a train.


Wednesday April 02, 2008
04:29 PM

Deport all Bass to Florida !


Wednesday April 02, 2008
04:28 PM

Depot all Bass to Florida !


Wednesday April 02, 2008
03:46 PM

G.W. sorry, what I should have said is the access to the trail head is just BEFORE the "camp #1 Described in post 12:09. Looks like is the driveway and hooks around to the back. It's not posted no trespassing but can only assume it's o.k. to use it. Never met the property owners. Hope this helps.

Karla Again


Wednesday April 02, 2008
02:40 PM

Power is out at the lake south shore.


Wednesday April 02, 2008
12:09 PM

Hi GW,

Buker Mt., yes Guilford, Take Rt 15-6 out of Dover center, go about 3 miles and take right onto Sebec Shores Rd. Go about 3 miles in...don't hold me to that and on the left there's a camp with a small green/white sign that says "camp 1" on it..just after that there's what looks like an old wide driveway dirt/grassy...no house there...you'll just see old track trailer containers...that's the trail.

Karla


Wednesday April 02, 2008
08:18 AM

I'm melting, melting! What a world, what a world!


Wednesday April 02, 2008
05:10 AM

Karla:

How does one access the trail head for Buker Mt., Guilford, ME?

I like the photos and view!

-gw


Tuesday April 01, 2008
06:46 PM

More on the Bennett ponds, I don't fish them myself and I never hear much about them good or bad. I've seen loons on Big Bennett, must be some fish. Pickerel and bass mostly, I think. I do ride my 4wlr. up to big and past little Bennett, I have never ever seen anybody fishing them.


Tuesday April 01, 2008
04:49 PM

Sure do love all the snow around here, even though I lost my nose to that salmon while taking a try at ice fishing. And Professor Hinkle took back his magic hat, so its back to standing here till spring. But just when I started to get down, "old man winter" came by and told me he loved me :) Frosty


Tuesday April 01, 2008
03:06 PM

I loved the angel Gabriel story. It's funny in that I had a dream last night of forests and green fields and wild animals and now I am there in your story, thank you. I wish to add a line to this lovely story ... "And God can wash you 'white as snow.'"


Tuesday April 01, 2008
02:27 PM

good story... but I don't think God ever intended Trout and Bass to live in the same body of water.... at least not in the cold waters of Maine..... as Bass is not a native species.....


Tuesday April 01, 2008
02:07 PM

On the sixth day God turned to the Archangel Gabriel and said: 'Today I am going to create a land called Maine. It will be a land of outstanding natural beauty. It shall have tall, abundant mountains full of pine trees and eagles, beautiful sparkling lakes bountiful with bass and trout, forests full of deer and moose, high cliffs overlooking sandy beaches with an abundance of sea life, and rivers stocked with salmon.' God continued, 'I shall make the land rich in resources so as to make the inhabitants prosper, I shall call these inhabitants Mainers, and they shall be known as the most friendly people on the earth.' 'But Lord,' asked Gabriel, 'don't you think you are being too generous to these Mainers?' 'Not really,' replied God, 'just wait and see the winters I am going to give them.'

AND NOW YOU KNOW.


Tuesday April 01, 2008
09:10 AM

It looks like the distribution of ice-out guesses has a similar distribution to the histogram of historical ice-out occurance - kind of interesting to see that.

-Mike


Monday March 31, 2008
05:45 PM

Yes..Lets hear more about the Bennet ponds. I visit a cabin in May 2 miles from them. If they are truly fished out I would be surprised since Big Bennet was stocked in stocked in '07' with 750 Splake and Brook Trout.

Pelly


Monday March 31, 2008
02:46 PM

"Little and Big Bennet, a local bait shop has just about fished everything out"

'splain please . . .


Monday March 31, 2008
09:12 AM

Lots of luck fishing in Little and Big Bennet, a local bait shop has just about fished everything out!!! Is that legal?


Sunday March 30, 2008
01:29 PM

Yes Little bennet is surrounded by private property, the owners are nice! if you asked and were respectful ? your best bet. Big bennet is open to the public, via road.


Sunday March 30, 2008
11:12 AM

Does any one know the status of fish and fishing in Big and little bennet ponds by tim's cove?

Are the ponds private, or is there access to canoe and fish?


Sunday March 30, 2008
06:35 AM

Sebec weather station Reports New record snow fall this season at 144.6 inches! How is that workin for ya?


Sunday March 30, 2008
06:29 AM

This story passed to me by My grandfather and related that it was true. A couple of nice ladies had a camp on Sebec lake over in the Greeley's landing shore area.

Over the summer months they became offended by a smell in the outhouse. They sent for a local carpenter handy man in the Dover-Foxcroft not recalled, to please assess this situation. The "handy man" who was reportedly the best at his trades in the area, was asked pointedly, would you be able to build us an outhouse that would not stink?

The builder and handyman replied as yes he could and that that would be easy. When could he start? An agreement was reached and the work began in earnest the following week on a Tuesday. The work completed lunch time on Thursday. The ladies were very pleased with the work remarking on the true quality of his skill every cut every joint perfect in every way. Payment was happily made, and the Builder returned to town. On Monday morning the Builder got an unhappy message from the Ladies complaining how the outhouse was already starting to smell awful!

The Handy man came out to the lake straight away, a little bewildered by the complaint, only days after the completion, of what was said to be such a "wonderful" job.

Upon his arrival to the camp he was greeted by two ladies, standing in the doorway hands on their hips, clear to see with a problem.

The Handy man walked out back to review his Craftsmanship on the outhouse. At first he saw nothing was wrong, looking just as he had left it on the happy Thursday prior. He looked up and down, all around. Then he opened the door looking again up down and Down again. Ah Ha... He said the out house appears o.k. but I think the reason for your complaint is that Someone has crapped in it.


Saturday March 29, 2008
11:21 AM

I placed "Two Sisters" along with "three brown trout and one pickerel" Good ole days story. My mom told me a funny story about her behind the wheel at Sebec Lake... "Your father had put the boat in at Greeley's landing and then I started down Tim's Cove Road with the trailer on the back of our big old chevy wagon when I came upon another car, and knew that someone was going to have to turn around" and with a chuckle she said, "it wasn't gonna be me." :) Janylee


Saturday March 29, 2008
06:20 AM

It's time for professor "Hinkle" to take back his magic hat!


Friday March 28, 2008
05:17 PM

Face it, Frosty you should have known that using one's nose for bait is one of the no nos of ice fishing.


Friday March 28, 2008
02:38 PM

Frosty:

Use your viener schnitzel for bait instead.

not your "carrot"


Thursday March 27, 2008
08:12 PM

With all this talk of ice fishing, I thought I would try it. So, my friend Mr. Squirrel got me a stick and some wire and then I had this great idea to use the carrot from my nose as bait but before I rigged out that line I made a hole in the ice and looked down in to see if there were any fish and a salmon jumped right up out of that water and ate it. Frosty


Thursday March 27, 2008
05:49 PM

Hope they were "Hip Waders" 'cause it sure do get deep at times. -Gil


Thursday March 27, 2008
12:52 PM

My grandfather used to tell us kids "tall tales" and I was always the one who "fell for them" because he was so convincing. So, here I am confessing that if I were a fish you almost had me, because I nibbled on the bait. And being that I am not sure who is the best storyteller, the one with the "ice fishing" questions or the ones with the answers. But, I will say this, I am sure glad I bought some boots last week, cause I sure will need em :)


Thursday March 27, 2008
12:05 PM

Sometimes a cloud shadow can look like open water in the distance.


Thursday March 27, 2008
09:49 AM

Gil-- Thanks for the road report. Do I see a little fringe of open water on the web cam? Nah, just wishful thinking for now, I guess.


Thursday March 27, 2008
09:13 AM

Yes. The Squirrel Cam is quite appropriate. There are lots of squirrels and squirrely people in these parts of the woods this time of year. :-) Gil


Wednesday March 26, 2008
02:51 PM

The joy Frosty brings you is the warmth you feel in your heart.


Wednesday March 26, 2008
10:37 AM

Gil,

I agree, one can get a bit "squirrely" this time of year, but since Mike gave us our own squirrel cam, complete with "corn" and all, I figure the stories fit right in.


Wednesday March 26, 2008
07:46 AM

Can't wait till the snow goes a little so Jean and I can move to the cabin.It's been a long winter,but it will be worth it.


Wednesday March 26, 2008
07:05 AM

Keep Frosty warm in our hearts? How does one keep frosty-warm? (now, is that a wicked-good question?)


Tuesday March 25, 2008
08:47 PM

Is spring ever going to get to Sebec Lake? BRRRRR!!!!


Tuesday March 25, 2008
04:32 PM

I think these stories you are reading here are a result of the authors being infected by spring fever. It comes from being cooped up all winter. Gil :-)


Tuesday March 25, 2008
04:30 PM

The “Frosty Series”

Frosty sure had a great jolly ole laugh at the writer’s suggestion to be a ”frosty flake serial poster” snowman” “tacked to a phone pole.” He almost went through an early “thaw.” Frosty’s time is drawing near though, now that spring has arrived; his time here is short, so enjoy him while he is here. Frosty is a humble snowman and not one that can be “contained in some fashion , but he must be free. If you wish to get closer to Frosty, look out on Sebec lake, by either coming here in person or from the view on the webcam and look at where the sun’s rays meet the snow, there you will find him, just as he told you. If you can only imagine, keep him warm in your heart and he will be back next winter. Frosty loves everyone. Frosty


Tuesday March 25, 2008
03:41 PM

It sure is getting deep in here!


Tuesday March 25, 2008
01:20 PM

To 10:13, You know, I've never heard your story before, but I'll bet it's true. I knew an elder gentleman who used to come into the store where I worked as a teenager, and one day he was telling us some fascinating Sebec Lake ice facts. The one I remember is about the hauling road his dad built on the ice from Bowerbank to Greeley's landing so the horse teams could bring logs across the lake to the mill at the landing. They used to use a snow roller to pack it, and then wet it down so as to build up a good surface. One year they managed to pack a particularly hard, smooth surface, allowing the horses to pull the sleighs real fast and easy. They decided that it would be a shame to lose such a good road, so in the Spring they cut along both sides of the road, clear across the lake, and let that ice road sink right to the bottom. They raised it back up the following year, and in fact, I believe he told me they were able to use that same ice road for three years. Those old timers were pretty clever, huh?


Tuesday March 25, 2008
10:13 AM

What an interesting question. I have never myself seen a fish break through the ice, at least at Sebec Lake, but I heard that several years ago a small salmon did break through the 30" of ice and in the resulting confusion, an ice fishing shack, 2 snowmobiles, a dog, 2 small kids and 3 adults fell into the open water. It was enough of a crack in the ice that the whole lake went ice-free and they had to close ice fishing season early while the lake froze over again. No word on whether the salmon had a headache from bumping his head, though. I think this could be classified as the "one that got away" story. :-)


Tuesday March 25, 2008
08:40 AM

ice fishing questions:

When you ice fish and get a fish on the line, does the fish try to jump to free the hook? If so, do they bump their heads on the ice? Has a fish ever broken through the ice? If so and they get free and throw the hook, can they flop back through their holes and get away safely?


Tuesday March 25, 2008
07:31 AM

I think the squirrel is just a pleasant diversion while we wait for ice-out. Take it with a wink.


Tuesday March 25, 2008
07:20 AM

First of all i don't understand why you people are so amazed by this squirrel haven't you seen them before. They eat anything potatoe chips, toast, cereal,what ever you have that is going stale. Take a bagel with jelly on it or peanut butter string it up on a branch they love it.Maybe i'm so use of seeing squirrels.sorry


Monday March 24, 2008
07:19 PM

I checked the camp on Sandy Beach Road last Tuesday. The road is plowed as far as Darrell Webb's camp but is just barely one lane wide and is smooth ice all the way. No place to meet another car. I was glad I had a 4WD coming up the hill - I wouldn't try it without 4WD. I tried to push the banks back a little with the plow but they are frozen solid and I couldn't even scratch the surface. -Gil-


Monday March 24, 2008
06:47 PM

Anybody been down Sandy Beach Road (Old Fire Road 9 on the Bowerbank side)? Thanks, and see on on the water!!


Monday March 24, 2008
06:32 PM

As for Tim's Cove you can go in by sled or atv the rd has hard crusty snow ,you can walk on it.The last storm there put a heavy crust on top. Everyone's camp looks good ,except ours huge tree blown down fri. by heavy winds. sharon


Monday March 24, 2008
06:26 PM

I went into camp this weekend.I drove into south cove Rd..Its only one car wide so if you meet someone one of you is going to have to back up..Make sure you have four wheel drive and good tires to and pray you don't meet anyone..Still an awful lot of snow on the ground and on our camp..It will be at least another month before the road is much better anyways.


Monday March 24, 2008
12:11 PM

Check out the 1030am pic of Mr. Squirrel, it's precious and I bet this squirrel can play the flute as well as eat corn :)


Monday March 24, 2008
07:27 AM

Frosty,

You've become quite a regular here. How about tacking your picture on a phone pole in the photo gallery so we can see........... Ta Da..... drum roll please..... The Frosty Flake Serial Poster


Sunday March 23, 2008
05:02 PM

I decided to wait three days before I rise to the occasion and be seen again. And being that is Easter and all, I thought it would be a great time to speak on "Flakes." You see, I am a flake, but it takes more than one "flake" to make a "Frosty the Snowman" and there is no one flake alike that makes him who he is. So that implies that Frosty is unique. And Frosty loves everyone because flakes are like people, and all special in Frosty's world, where the light shines just right. Frosty


Sunday March 23, 2008
12:25 PM

What's the road looking like going into Tims Cove? It seems like we aren't going to be able to get into camp until May. I hope I'm wrong. Are you still going in by sleds or can the ATV's get in yet? Anxiously waiting to hear camp sounds. Happy Easter to all.


Saturday March 22, 2008
10:53 AM

PR "Dover Dozen"

My dad, (Harold) told me that he recognized the cottages that you have posted in photo gallery, (formerly owned by Esther Adams) because of the positioning of the boulders in front of the cottage on the right. He said that the name "Adams" used to be engraved on one of the front ones. (His memory is pretty sharp for a, soon to be eighty-three, on April 4th). Perhaps, by any chance can you still read the name "Adams?" They sure did a good job renovating. Do hope to get up that way with my folks. Janylee


Saturday March 22, 2008
06:23 AM

Pelly,

I'd be happy to win a slightly used Mooselook. I own several, but they're stored - at the bottom, just northwest of the Narrows.


Friday March 21, 2008
07:17 PM

I'm Back !! The 'Sebec 4' are itching for Ice-out ! The thought of trolling on a sunny, warm day brings a tear to my eye. Again this year I will award the winner of the 'Ice-out' contest a slightly used Mooselook Wobbler.

Pelly


Friday March 21, 2008
06:16 PM

I love the Moose video! Thanks Karla!!


Friday March 21, 2008
03:09 PM

I just love the "strategic placement" of the corn on the cob and how it is nailed to the wood, and never knowing where it will be the next time I view the "Squirrel Cam." :) It will be interesting to see Mr. Squirrel in his "on camera" attempts at "sitting down" for his next meal and the "ingenuity" he will need to get to the corn. Thanks Mike, that squirrel sure is sweet...


Friday March 21, 2008
01:38 PM

The telethon was a huge success again. We ended up with $95,226. Mom and dad will be home the end of April.

Thanks Mike for letting us interupt lake talk for moment. FYI the telethon was to benfit both mentally and physically challenged children.


Friday March 21, 2008
07:41 AM

sebec march lament (top this)

no ice out until may, this march weather sure is g_y, fishin and swimmin soon i pray, so for now with my self I'll play

sung to the tune of . . . happy birthday


Thursday March 20, 2008
02:50 PM

hmmm looking at the webcam this afternoon, gee, it's snowing for a change.....enough already!!! I don't want have to beg someone to let me use their sled to get in come the middle of May !!!!! oh just imagine the flooding this spring...glad my wellies are up a camp.


Thursday March 20, 2008
02:50 PM

After looking at the long range forecast from NOAA I'm beginning to think that Frosty will be here for a long time to come.

-Mike


Thursday March 20, 2008
05:10 AM

Frosty, We already know............A FLAKE!


Wednesday March 19, 2008
06:43 PM

Hey allright! Thanks for letting me play "ice-out" contest. I figure I "stand" as good a chance as anyone else :) I guess if I win, I have to tell you who I was before I was a snowman, right? :) Frosty


Wednesday March 19, 2008
05:07 PM

Thank you all for writing about the wildlife. I love to hear of "lions, tigers and bears." When I think Maine, I think of pine trees and wildlife, but there is more to the place where I grew up. It is kind of like, if your car breaks down in front of someone's house, (like Uncle Vernon's) they will probably invite you in for dinner. Someday, I will be able to go back there and I have learned that when I wait for something, it makes it all the more special when the moment arrives that I waited for...

"Good Old Days" story. Mom and Dad pitched the biggest tent Sears made, often times at Moosehead and Rangeley Lakes. I was the "wanderer." I would get up in the middle of the night to go looking for that ladies restroom, otherwise known as the outhouse." That was not something a lady would say, but I have to tell you all where I was going in the middle of the night. It is a wonder that a black bear didn't get me. :) How I loved to go camping... Small town country girl, went to the big city


Wednesday March 19, 2008
04:06 PM

Went to the camp in Bowerbank this past weekend. 1st time since December. Not as many deer hanging around as in past years. They were out on the ice all morning - guess snow is too deep. Did hear the Coyotes at nite though. Calling all their friends for dinner?

I did see rather sizable "cat" tracks however. thought they were canine at first but upon further inspection and cross referencing - they were feline. Bobcat? Lynx? and do I dare say - Mountain Lion? Has anyone seen anything similair around the Bear Point Road area?


Wednesday March 19, 2008
01:06 PM

Hey RJ, How did you make out at this year's telethon..... ? and when is your Mom and Dad returning...?


Wednesday March 19, 2008
01:04 PM

Janylee,

You're welcome, I was remembering a dear friend recently... so I "Googled" his name, and that link showed me to his obit, and let me in on some info I did not know about his life,.... this WWW is pretty neat, .. LOL...


Tuesday March 18, 2008
04:16 PM

Ok, so I hear there is an ice-out contest going and I would like to get in on it, if it is allright that real nice man who puts seed out for my friend Mr. Squirrel. He was sitting on my shoulder and we were talking about how "my days are numbered" with spring coming and so we figured on April 1 (April Fools Day) because we both agree that I have to be pretty "foolish" to stand out here all winter :) Frosty


Tuesday March 18, 2008
02:50 PM

Checked the camp in Bowerbank this morning and could see a tiny bit of melting along the shore. Looks like on sunny days it melts a bit, then refreezes. Still heavy snow cover in the woods. Lots of deer out today as I saw a total of 16 between Sebec Village and the camp in a little over an hour's time. They seemed to be walking on top of the crust okay and they all looked healthy. -Gil-


Tuesday March 18, 2008
07:12 AM

rats, I should keep that histogram to myself...

-Mike


Monday March 17, 2008
10:28 PM

Mike, playing the stat odds eh,- 4/28?

You will never win ice out - May 7th in '08 my friend.

gw


Monday March 17, 2008
06:26 PM

This letter is a thank you to the person who left a link to Maine Alumni. I found my cousin Duane Pease there (1985)as I scrolled through the names. We were very close. I know that he is helping me from that glorious place called heaven. He had a great sense of humor and he was a great guy. I will always be grateful that he took the time to sit with me at his farmhouse in Appleton, Maine, early in the morning, and teach me the scriptures. Janylee


Monday March 17, 2008
06:25 PM

Thanks for the Vistapro info Mike. That's pretty cool stuff! I'll submit my winning ice-out guess shortly - just need to run through a few more calculations... :-) ~RIL


Monday March 17, 2008
02:17 PM

http://www.mainealumni.org/obituaries/Archives/Fall06.htm

see this site for some information regarding "Hap Gerrish.... it's from the University of Maine Site....


Monday March 17, 2008
10:07 AM

Mike - thanks for the great link. Lots of good info there. Only 6 more weeks of ice, plus or minus...

Schoodic Lake George (not the photo poster George, but I'd love to take the credit)


Sunday March 16, 2008
07:49 PM

The ANNUAL Square Pond ice-fishing derby was a huge success congratulation to all the winners.

“R.S. THANK YOU” for organizing this great event, every year it gets bigger and better.

159 entries this year, that’s amazing to think this all started as a half DOZEN friends putting in five bucks for the biggest fish.

THANK’S AGAIN “R.S.”


Sunday March 16, 2008
05:15 PM

Hey George, Nice pics, love the additions...Karla and Steve


Sunday March 16, 2008
01:35 PM

The time stamp in the guestbook reads one hour early and I don't know why. The computer clock is correct.

-Mike


Sunday March 16, 2008
12:29 PM

I believe the ice-out date for 2007 was May 8. See here: http://www.mainelakecharts.com/ice_out07.html

-Mike


Sunday March 16, 2008
08:59 AM

Mike - I was trying to find past years' ice out data but couldn't. Do you have that anywhere or is it maybe on Bill's site? Looking at the webcam pic for today, it's hard to imagine open water ever coming again. We're set to open our camp on Schoodic at the end of April. Hopefully I won't need an ice pick to put in the water line.

Schoodic Lake George


Saturday March 15, 2008
04:35 PM

The ice-out contest is about to start. Please send your guess to iceout@sebeclake.net

Good luck!

-Mike


Saturday March 15, 2008
03:32 PM

I'm looking for the George who posted the pics and videos in the photo gallery from what looks like a Cessna flying around making approaches to Dover-Foxcroft and Webber-Jones. Are you out there George? I keep my Citabria at Webber-Jones in the summer and it's good to see it a little wider now from your January fly-by. Very friendly new ownership there.

"Schoodic Lake" George


Saturday March 15, 2008
11:02 AM

RIL, Here are a few links to info on Vistapro. The basic theme is that you can take the USGS terrain elevation data in digital form and create realistic landscapes from it.

http://www.creative-3d.net/vistapro.cfm

http://www.vendornation.com/*ws4d-db-query-QuickShow?vp001

-Mike


Saturday March 15, 2008
07:07 AM

Thanks Nature Lover. That particular day was un