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May 10, 2018 is the official “Ice Out Date” for 2018

Burntside Lake Association President,  Ward Nelson, announces May 10. 2018 as this year's official "Ice Out" date as proclaimed by Jay Mackie.  Jay Mackie is the esteemed Burntside Lake authority who proclaims "Ice On" and "Ice Out" dates.  The condition of the lake is monitored by Jay (and his friends) and he officially proclaims the official date.  While others may argue, his judgment is considered final.  Jay was one of the Founders of The Burntside Property Owners' Association founded in 1976 which was renamed The Burntside Lake Association in 2014.

Vice President Reynold Mack gathered data from a number of sources including the wall of an unnamed boathouse and observations by various residents over a period of over 70 years.   Many dates are from Jay Mackie, on the West End of Burntside and other dates came from Dick Maki via his father's cabin log book, East Arm, Minister Bay.  Waino Maki, Dan Lindberg, Mark Cherne and Lonnie LaMontagne of Burntside Lodge also provided dates.  "Ice On" dates go back to 1987 while we have "Ice Out" data from 1940.

View Historic Ice Out Data Here


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Burntside Lake Association
P.O. Box 81
Ely, MN 55731

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