Thank you Dayna Larson for sharing this wonderful video with our readers! Her email to our website reminds us that, "My mother, Paulyne Uhlenberg, started training them to eat from her hands and after she died I carried on the tradition. Hope you like it." And we do! Absolutely! Thanks!
And...FISHERMEN! Please, respect the marvelous relationship that Dayna, as did her mom, has developed with these bass. Note the cottage and area of the lake as seen in the video and...STAY AWAY! Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! It is a great tradition, indeed!
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Update from Wendy at the Cobbossee Watershed District: "The fall drawdown is underway now, but the rain in the next few days might delay progress a bit. The dam operator will be opening up more at the dam tonight in preparation for the two plus inches of rain predicted.
Thanks Wendy for keeping us aware of issues regarding Cobbossee!
Visitors from Texas
John Finks and Martha Carroll recently took a voyage with Commodore David, Vivian, and Amos the Boat-dog, to Ladies Delight Island in order for them to photograph our lighthouse, the 58th lighthouse that they have visited in the state of Maine during the last 6 years! John and Martha reside on Lewisville Lake north of Dallas, are members of the Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club, and vacation in Rockport for much of the summer.
We welcomed them aboard Comfort II, gave them the opportunity to take their pictures, visited the nearby eaglet, and thanked them for their contribution to our Lighthouse Maintenance Fund. Nice folks!
Visitors from Washington (State, that is!)
Other recent guests aboard Comfort II were Betsy and Brian Cousineau visiting here on business. They work for a software company back home in Olympia and Brian is training vocational counselors in the use of their software. Their company, they told us, "Has a lighthouse in its legacy," and they are taking photos for a company project. So on a wet and foggy day, we took them out to see our beloved lighthouse and also gave them an opportunity to watch a bit of the 4th annual Lighthouse Regatta! Another nice time on the lake! Nice folks!(Click on photos)
Visitors from Maryland
On Sunday, October 9 Frank and Jacki Grabowski arrived at the Commodore's house for their opportunity to visit Ladies Delight Island Lighthouse. By that date, thanks in part to the tropical storm, Irene, Comfort II had been pulled and was not available for transportation. As well, Vice Commodore, Bill Kieltyka, had hustled off to China and his boats were out of the water as well! So, enter Andy Wess at Lakeside Motel and Marina. You are probably aware that Andy and Sheree Wess are always willing to be helpfull to the CYC. So, using one of their rental fishing boats, Frank, Jacki and David took a cruise out to the lighthouse to give them an opportunity to take photos while the Commodore replaced the light in hopes that it will stay flashing until the ice is solid.
On this trip north, Frank and Jacki (they have photographed over 200 lighthouses!) are hoping to take pictures of some 61 lighthouses between Portsmouth, NH and Lubec, ME. Wow! We wish them luck and hope they have a safe and enjoyable trip. They certainly were impressed with this special beacon, our own Ladies Delight Island Lighthouse. Yes!
SERIOUS JUNE 2011 STORM
Another serious storm recently hit the Lake Cobbossee area doing much damage to some, very little to others. Docks shifted seriously at Lakeside Motel and Cabins, and a large tree came down damaging a guest's car as well as one of Andy and Sheree's cabins. Further west another large tree went through a garage at the condos. The photos below show damage to the Elliot property on Island Park and damage like this happened to many other lakeside residents as well. Trees down, powerlines down interrupting service, docks flipped straight up into the air, barrels floating away in the stiff wind, lawns littered with branches, shoreline disrupted, moorings pulled by the brute force of the wind and the waves, you name it! Sure has been a tough spring!
Did you suffer damage as a result of this nasty bit of Maine weather? Do you have stories that you can share? Do you have pictures that you can send us to display here on our website?
Yikes! Here we go again. Another Winter Blizzard following the one we just had in December. The Winthrop area had 10 plus inches with this one depending on who you talk to and where and how you measure. Regardless, it was a nasty storm.
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