I think it might have been WINTHROP. I have lived for 53 years in Maine. I am sure it was Maranacook I was standing watching. The cars were just driving on to the ice. It was stopped by the state because the lake was getting polluted from the oil and gas that got spilled..
There was Annabesacook lake too just across the main road. I never saw any there. These days we are not as cold so they would not allow it. We have snowmobilers killed going over lakes every year and so far 7 again. .I came from ENGLAND I watched them race but I never walked on the Ice I fell in a small pond in UK and the ice broke and I fell in. It was a duck pond and it was concrete but I had to walk three miles home and my clothes froze on me .I do believe the fast walk home kept my warm but my heavy coat was squeaking and frozen.
Hi Allie, I just read your post about the robberies in your neighborhood! I don't know why I didn't see it earlier. I'm sure you feel very violated. At any rate, I hope everything is ok now and that you have good locks on your shed as well as your house! My guess is that these goons are desperate for money, to pay for their drug habits.