While I was away
When I left for vacation, ice was just beginning to form in protected coves during cold nights. By the time I returned a week later, after several days and nights of temperatures in the single digits, the river had filled with ice. With the exception of the narrow channel maintained for commercial navigation, ice now engulfs the river from shore to shore. My thanks to substitute keepers Dick and Karlyn for taking of the lighthouse and B&B guests in my absence.