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Was there a polar bear forlornly clinging to it?
Trucks in Lake Erie is a sign of spring.
I blame Bush.
The Cleveland Browns are so bad that even the ice hates being part of Ohio, and is floating to Buffalo.
An eight-mile wide slab of ice. I cannot begin to get my head around that. A slab. Of ice.Eight-miles wide.
This old 1920 D.W. Griffith clip from Way Down East seemed appropriate here. Skip to the 4:30 mark or so for the money shot. I recall an elderly Lillian Gish talking on Johnny Carson about how this scene almost ended in disaster. link
Thanks, chicken. I went looking for that and couldn't find it. Settled for a still. I'll change to the clip.
This happens every year off of the Toledo and Port Clinton area, although usually it is later.The standard story is two dozen fisherman stranded and a couple of brand now SUVs on the bottom of the lake.(the current and winds in this area make the ice break up early almost every year)This year the dumbass squad set a new record."Hey, it is warm and sunny, the wind is blowing from the southwest, it would be a great day to go ice fishing on unstable ice!"
Re. the clip: the girls were real helpless back then, weren't they. Yeah, it's melodramatic in the worst way, but I am impressed that the filmmakers were able to get some of those shots.
Some video from a Toledo TV station here.
He barely got to her in time. She said it wasn't planned to be so close. No stunt doubles back then either. Ms. Gish almost panicked, but held her composure for her art.
8 miles wide. That's like from the Port Clinton almost to the cooling tower. Wind was from the SW mostly. There are some neat little islands to the NE of that area. Kelley's Island and Pelee Island. Cool place to visit in Summer. Probably cooler now. Floes are cheaper than the ferry.
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