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  • #16
    With Columbia Glacier you can find several varieties of ice to choose from. The bottom ice, darker with rocks I usually avoid. I usually haul in the clear ice as the most desirable. It does last longer and chills a drink of Jim Beam just right. There has never been any after effects from the ice. And the Jim really helps with the sleeping on the boat.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Daveinthebush View Post
      With Columbia Glacier you can find several varieties of ice to choose from. The bottom ice, darker with rocks I usually avoid. I usually haul in the clear ice as the most desirable. It does last longer and chills a drink of Jim Beam just right. There has never been any after effects from the ice. And the Jim really helps with the sleeping on the boat.
      Dead on here. Listen to it pop while sipping a drink on the deck. Wont be long now.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by bkmail View Post
        Dead on here. Listen to it pop while sipping a drink on the deck. Wont be long now.
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        I am checking with the State Police right now if I can go to Anch. and haul my boat back. I know they are checking people on the roads. I don't need a fine.

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        • #19
          You guys are amazing! Thanks for so many great ideas--and Dave, I hope you get your required "floating social distancing equipment" home safely.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Daveinthebush View Post
            With Columbia Glacier you can find several varieties of ice to choose from. The bottom ice, darker with rocks I usually avoid. I usually haul in the clear ice as the most desirable. It does last longer and chills a drink of Jim Beam just right. There has never been any after effects from the ice. And the Jim really helps with the sleeping on the boat.
            That old super dense blue ice makes the best gin & tonics...!
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Daveinthebush View Post
              There has never been any after effects from the ice.
              Yep, safe for sure. There was even an outfit selling it (not sure if they still are) I also saw a Kickstarter for a "luxury" cocktail ice business using harvested ice. Pretty sure the state issues a permit for commercial harvest, if you are harvesting a **** ton.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by iofthetaiga View Post
                That old super dense blue ice makes the best gin & tonics...!

                Agreed!

                Wasn’t that long ago that even land-lubbers could routinely harvest glacial ice at Portage.

                No more....




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                • #23
                  Still curious about the small "bergs" getting picked up that the gulls, terns, seals, crows, and ravens rest on?
                  Not sure a sea water bath is good enough for me and for my Bourbon, I'll stick to ice from my fridge. LOL.
                  Enjoy, and see you out there soon.

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                  • #24
                    The little pieces, basketball sized, the birds never land on. They are almost continualy washed by waves. I have never had a problem.

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                    • #25
                      Ice pic.jpgI picked up one of these from Amazon. Good luck finding an ice pic in a store.

                      Last edited by Gmork; 04-08-2020, 07:09. Reason: Picture didn't post

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Gmork View Post
                        [ATTACH=CONFIG]98836[/ATTACH]I picked up one of these from Amazon. Good luck finding an ice pic in a store.

                        A good ice pick is essential, funny thing i bought two from Amazon, wooden handles SS, inexpensive, first time i used it, it bent...! Guess where it was made..? Then bought a old hickory from Sampson's, it dont bend...
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                        • #27
                          ice.JPGmule time.jpg

                          We enjoy glacial ice

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                          • #28
                            This thread reminds me of the time my in-laws came up to visit years ago when they were still alive and we had them out in the Sound on the boat for a weekend out. We mentioned we had to go get some ice and they looked around and said they didn't see a 7-11 anywhere, and asked where were we going to get ice. Then the surprise look on their faces when I scooped some out of the water. Nice family memory we still laugh about.

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