World’s Biggest Ice Carousel Was Just Built in Northern Maine
You gotta love ice to want this world record.
Northern Maine Ice Busters loves ice that much. The Bangor Daily News reported that Saturday this group of volunteers carved through about 29 inches of ice on Long Lake in Aroostook County to create the world's largest ice carousel.
They did it through some pretty nasty weather that made the tough job tougher. But late Saturday night it started spinning. A requirement for the world record.
The new record is a giant moving ice disc that is 1,776 feet in diameter and weighs over 165,000 tons. Not bad considering the first world record was set in 2017 in Finland and was 400 feet in diameter. John Mazo, who owns Aroostook Unmanned Aerial Service and took the pictures and videos that brought this to life says the weather was brutal for sure. Snowy weather was preventing the disc from spinning after a couple of days of trying. But then they got clever and got a pickup truck involved to pull the disc and it worked.
The World Ice Carousel Association, was on hand to make sure that it was a world record. Northern Maine Ice Busters are familiar with this when they grabbed the record in 2021 spinning a 27-acre circular chunk of Long Lake that was 1,234 feet in diameter. This is the third time that Maine has held the record.
How long before Finland decides they want the trophy back? Who knows, but for now sit back and crack a cold one because the trophy is in Maine for 2023!