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Ice Sailing on Tivoli Bay

An antique wooden ice boat sails out to join the others

A contingent of ice boaters enjoyed stiff breezes and sunshine on Sunday afternoon. A half-dozen antique “stern-steerer” ice boats graced the solid ice on South Tivoli Bay. Many of the ice boats are over 100 years old.

Dock Shuter (aka Captain Dangerous) loaned me Floater, so I took my friend Tesha sailing at the end of the day. After a slow start, the wind picked up, and we reached some breathtaking speeds. Nipped by the cold, we finished with red cheeks and cold fingers. As the sun dipped in dipped over the mountains, we thawed around the warming fire with cups of hot chocolate.

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