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Sailboat stuck in the ice pack of Gull Lake

A sailboat sits on the receding lake ice with its hull visible while white caps form on open water in the background. A resident, who lives on the southeastern shore of Gull Lake near the Love Lake channel, reported seeing the hull of a 18-20 foot sailboat in the remaining lake ice that accumulated Thursday, April 25. The origin of the boat is still undetermined but high winds raked central Minnesota on Thursday causing the lake to be almost ice free. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

A sailboat sits on the receding lake ice with its hull visible while white caps form on open water in the background.

A resident, who lives on the southeastern shore of Gull Lake near the Love Lake channel, reported seeing the hull of a 18-20 foot sailboat in the remaining lake ice that accumulated Thursday, April 25. The origin of the boat is still undetermined but high winds raked central Minnesota on Thursday causing the lake to be almost ice free. The earliest ice out on Gull Lake was March 26, 2012. Last year, the ice was out on Gull Lake on May 5, based on DNR records. Going back to 1950, the median ice out date for Gull Lake is March 26.

Steve Kohls

I started my career in photography after graduation from Moorhead State College with photography positions at the Daily News in Wahpeton, ND. , Country Echo in Pequot Lakes, The Journal in New Ulm and settling at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1975. I have been teaching fine art black and white and color photography at Central Lakes College for the past 15 years. Currently, I have been teaching Underwater Photography for Central Lakes College and the Minnesota School of Diving for the past 7 years. From May to November you can find me at the Mineland Recreation Area either scuba diving and photographing the fish or enjoying the beauty of our area’s newest lakes.

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