The harbor is icing up for the winter. This year a old tug is parked for the winter in a slip.
The contrast of the red tug with the ice is very nice. Last year the channel froze solid good enough for the ice road to Madeline Island to be open quite a long time. I drove across and it was two feet thick. Still it felt very odd to drive the channel in a car. Also I was thinking about the fact it's 200 feet deep. But somebody said it doesn't matter if it's 50 feet or 200 feet. The result would be the same. The story that has been floating around for years and I guess it's true, is that a house was transported over the ice and broke thru on the way to the island. I'm sure there are pictures somewhere?
I found it! In 1977 somebody was trying to have their vacation home transported to the island and it made it three miles of the four. Down it went! Truck and all. Here is a picture before it completely sank