SINCLAIR (NEWS CENTER Maine)-- A group of "ice-busting" Mainers in St. John Valley say they've broken the world record for largest, heaviest, and thickest ice carousel, snatching the current title away from Finland.
After working since at least early March, Roger Morneault and Mike Cyr, two organizers of the project on Long Lake, said the ice carousel has been evaluated by what they call the World Ice Carousel Association, which they says is a loosely organized group that judges projects like this one. Morneault said the Guinness Book of World Records didn't have a category for ice carousels.
For those who don't know, an ice carousel is a name given to a round, free standing sheet of ice cut into a frozen body of water that can spin around. This one in Sinclair is said to be 427 feet across, 32 inches thick, and weighs 22,000,000 pounds! It successfully made a full rotation over the weekend, according to Morneault and Cyr.
While Morneault says while the current record holders in Finland have been alerted by the World Ice Carousel Association that it's time to give up their plaque, he would be happy to help the next challengers try to break the record.
All videos are courtesy of Northern Maine Snowmobile and Roger Morneault.