You may feel tired of seeing ice pictures.
Many here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are weary, too, of the broken ice which swells into the bays of Lake Superior, then blows outward, then returns to us in patterns and reflections and shattered icebergs.
Tourists and locals, alike, stand with cameras documenting this very late phenomenon. Folks question the last time so much ice remained on Memorial Day weekend. It’s THE topic of conversation. A friend emailed yesterday: Do you think the Lake Trout Fishing Festival will still happen in two weeks?
On the History Page of the L’Anse Sentinel–dated May 10, 1950–the editor noted: “The ice in L’Anse Bay finally broke up and was blown out to Lake Superior early Tuesday morning on a high south west wind. According to many of the old timers May 9 is the latest the ice has gone out in many years. Some claim the last late spring was in 1905 or earlier.”
Seems like we’re breaking records. I remember our kids swimming in a very cold Lake Superior on Memorial Day weekend. Just don’t plan on swimming too early this year, kids.