Ice-Out on Sebago Lake

April 27, 2011

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Photographer: John Stetson
Summary Author: John Stetson; Jim Foster

The above photo showing remnant ice on Sebago Lake, Maine was taken a little more than two weeks ago, when the lake experienced spring ice-out. From late January to late March, Sebago Lake was completely ice covered as it is nearly every year. The ice in the foreground is sitting atop a boulder of granite, feldspar and mica. Compare this photo with the photo from April 2007 when the ice melted about a week later than in 2011. In the distance, Raymond Cape appears on the right and Sebago Basin is on the left, at the south end of the lake. Sebago Lake formed approximately 13,000 years ago after the last continental ice sheet retreated. Photo taken on April 12, 2011.

Photo details: Camera Maker: Samsung Electronics; Camera Model: SGH-A867; Exposure Time: 0.0020 s;
Metering Mode: Spot; Exposure: program (Auto); White Balance: Auto; Orientation: Normal; Color Space: sRGB.