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Crews begin cutting ice carousel at Long Lake

Published: Apr. 3, 2021 at 4:17 PM EDT
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ST. AGATHA, Maine (WAGM) -

The task of cutting the ice has begun at Long Lake in St. Agatha for an attempt at a new world record.

Work began April 2nd, with about 3,000 man-augered holes being cut. The goal is to create an ice carousel larger than the record-setting carousel in Finland, which measured over 1,000 feet wide. Once the ice is cut, the circle will be propelled by a specially-made motor designed by Roger Morneault. Work is expected to continue over the weekend.

(Video courtesy of Jason Boucher)

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