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An icy Thanksgiving weekend ski on Bantam Lake
Litchfield.bz (11-28-18)


 

Bantam Lake Ski Club members Eric Pattison, left, and Tim Benjamin braved frigid conditions on Bantam Lake for some barefoot skiing the day after Thanksgiving. Blaise Pope photos

Summer on Bantam Lake is a distant memory, but two members of the Bantam Lake Ski Club had those carefree days in mind the day after Thanksgiving.

The club's president, Eric Pattison, and Tim Benjamin got one last barefoot ski in on a day when the temperature stood at 28 degrees and the water temperature was 31. Pattison and Benjamin were successful in overcoming the inhospitable conditions and getting up for a quick ski. 

Heading out onto the lake are, from left, Bob LaBonne Jr., Paige LaBonne, Sarah Benjamin, Caitlin Pattison, Tim Benjamin and Eric Pattison.

Tim Benjamin uses a ski to break ice at the White Memorial marina launch on North Shore Road.

Tim Benjamin maneuvers his boat onto a trailer after skiing.

Tim Benjamin behind the wheel before skiing.

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