The ice was moving on Keuka Lake Saturday

South winds were pushing the thinning ice on Keuka Lake north on Saturday and created an amazing phenomenon known as candle ice. According to Wikipedia, Candle ice is a form of rotten ice that develops in columns perpendicular to the surface of a lake. Candle ice makes a clinking sound when the “candles” are broken apart and floating in the water, bumping up against each other. Rotten ice is a loose term for ice that is melting, disintegrating. (Wikipedia)Michael Rogers of Rochester captured the event, from a point just north of Hammondsport, in the three videos below that he posted to the “I Love Keuka Lake” Facebook group on Sunday. These are great videos and mesmerizing footage of an uncommon event!

More Ice moving, close up.

Posted by Michael Rogers on Sunday, April 5, 2015

The moving ice from a wider perspective…

Ice heading North, about a mile North of Hammondsport…

Posted by Michael Rogers on Saturday, April 4, 2015

And another from an even wider view…

Yet more ice moving, wider view…(last one, sorry if it's too much)

Posted by Michael Rogers on Sunday, April 5, 2015

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