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Courtesy photo by Rockywold Deephaven Camps: The first morning of ice harvesting in 2014 on Squam Lake in Holderness.

Jan 13, 2015 10:47 AM

Ice harvesting begins on Squam Lake in Holderness


HOLDERNESS - The ice harvesting on Squam Lake has begun.

Each year, Rockywold-Deephaven Camps cuts blocks of ice in Squaw Cove in Holderness. The process usually starts in late January or early February. The company has been testing the thickness of the ice each day and determined that today, Jan. 13, it was thick enough for cutting.

The blocks are 16 inches by 19 inches and can be anywhere from 12 inches to 18 inches thick, according to RDC's website. They weigh between 120 and 160 pounds each.

The harvesting takes place from about 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and they expect it to continue through Thursday.


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