THE ICE-OUT CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD HAS ENDED!




Certified as

Having

Achieved

Mastery of

Prognostication on

Ice-

Out at

Nickerson Lake





Paul Porter designed the high tech apparatus shown above that will determine the time of ice-out with split second accuracy.  See his schematic drawing here.  He and Al Cowperthwaite built the device which sets a new standard for ice-out detection equipment.  Here, Paul explains some of the more technical details of the Porter 2000X Ice-out-ometer to Jerry Hammond.

The winner and runners-up will be published on this website as soon as ice-out occurs.  The winner's prize is everything contained in a treasure chest (on display at James H. McPartland & Sons) and a framed certificate honoring their achievement.  

This year, the treasure chest contents are truly spectacular: rope! flashlight! cups! jar opener! sailboat decoration! fly dope! travel pack! and much more!

Noon on APRIL 15th was the DEADLINE for entries.  This year, 120 people from Linneus to London and from Downeast to Dubai, all with a connection to Nickerson Lake, entered to win the fabulous prizes and bragging rights.
 

If you would like to see how your prediction compares to others and/or see if your entry is still in contention, click this progress report.