Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Canadian ice breaker plows though Thousand Islands ice, St. Lawrence River

Ice Breaker Pierre Radisson. Photo by Jean Papke.
(Click on photo to see it enlarged).

The Canadian Ice Breaker Pierre Radisson passed by Singer Castle around 12:30 p.m. today.  While there is still 40 inch thick ice in the bays, the river is starting to slowly open up.  The St. Lawrence Seaway is scheduled to open next week but there is a lot of ice to move throughout the Great Lakes Seaway system. ---Jean Papke, Assistant to the President of Dark Island.

Close up of Pierre Radisson Ice Breaker. Source: Wikipedia.

Robert Frost - To the Thawing Wind

COME with rain, O loud Southwester!
Bring the singer, bring the nester;
Give the buried flower a dream;
Make the settled snow-bank steam;
Find the brown beneath the white;
But whate’er you do to-night,
Bathe my window, make it flow,
Melt it as the ices go;
Melt the glass and leave the sticks
Like a hermit’s crucifix;
Burst into my narrow stall;
Swing the picture on the wall;
Run the rattling pages o’er;
Scatter poems on the floor;
Turn the poet out of door.