Moosehead Lake, Image courtesy webcam ME Dept. of Conservation
Ice may be melting away from Maine’s ponds, lakes and rivers, but hypothermia is still a danger to anyone boating or kayaking on the state’s waterways, according to an article in the Bangor Daily News.
Officials are warning boaters to stay close to shore, to try to avoid accidental overturns and to wear personal flotation devices or neoprene suits where possible to avoid exposure to water that is most likely not too much warmer than 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
To read more:
Bangor Daily News
Maine Dept of Conservation: Ice Out Information
Share this Article On
Like BoatingLocal on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Receive our Daily RSS Feed.
About the Author
Dan Mathers is a freelance writer and publisher of the online New England outdoors site SixStates.net. He is a former associate editor for Offshore magazine, and his work has been published in Cape Cod Life, South Shore Living and Adirondack Life. For more information, visit danmathers.com.