Volunteers Needed To Help Carve The World’s Largest Ice Carousel
Mainers will take another shot at carving the world's largest ice carousel next month. Volunteers are needed in helping make the attempt successful.
Once again Mainers will attempt to carve-out the largest ice carousel in the world. The world record is currently back in Finland, which has now held the record five times. The record stands at 310.78 meters, or 1,020 feet. The Northern Maine Ice Busters are seeking volunteers with chainsaws and ice augers to help carve the massive disc on Long Lake, April 1-4.
On April 10, the public is welcome to a ceremony where organizers hope the ice carousel will spin. To qualify, the disc cut in the ice must spin one full revolution. Volunteers will first cut about 2,500 holes in the ice with augers. Then a modified Ditch Witch trencher will cut the disc free. Boat motors will spin the carousel.
The 2018 record was successful after two attempts at making the disc spin. According to FiddleheadFocus.com, the estimated 22 million pound ice carousel spun with the assistance of four outboard motors. The ice was about 30 inches thick in spots. Freezing temps hindered the first attempt when areas of the trench froze over, not allowing the carousel to spin.