Friday, July 16, 2010

What Is It?

Announcing a SlowBoat Contest! From time to time we'll post oddball pictures and ask you to guess, "What IS It?"  First correct answer will get a shout-out on the blog and a tacky postcard by snail mail.

The photo at right was taken in Collins Inlet, where we saw dozens of similar buildings.  We can tell you what it ISN'T--it's not a summer cottage.  So, what IS it?

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  1. It's an ice fishing hut on land for the "off season."

  2. Remains of an old lumber ghost town...

  3. It actually was a home - one of many

  4. I don't know what it is, but Steve and I would love to visit you when you're on the Chesapeake Bay.

  5. Fire station - housing a gas-powered pump and hose (and gas).

  6. Ice Shak

    The name of the picture gave it away.

  7. Remnants of shelters building by earlier boaters whose boats sank in the middle of the night due to hitting rocks when their anchors were not set properly.

  8. (Sound of game show buzzer) Greg and Curt are right! (Randy gets honorable mention for most creative answer.)

    This is one of many ice houses hauled out on land for the summer. Curiously, I spotted one of these ice shacks, not on shore, but high on a cliff. Wussup with that?

    Greg, I know how to find you; Curt, send your snailmail address to my Penn State email, and you both win tacky postcards!