Ice Boats on Lake Calhoun

On Saturday I got a chance to go out and shoot. I wasn’t sure where to go, but I headed to Lake Calhoun. Turned out to be a great place to take my new lens. I got the chance to shoot some ice boats.

There were a few different kinds. There was a windsurfer, and both small front steer, and a long rear steer boat. I talked to the guy with the long rear steer, and these guys are really into this kind of thing. Multiple boats, multiday regattas, traveling around to different lakes. Crazy. The one guy thought that maybe this was the first and only rear steer boat to be on Lake Calhoun. Not sure how we can know when they have been around since about the 40’s, but if it is, I have the only pictures!

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