MARIE MERKEL PHOTO

Surry’s own ice disk



SURRY — The spinning ice disk in Westbrook’s Presumpscot River has received lots of coverage but let’s not overlook Surry. This ice disk in Meadow Stream was discovered by hikers Dec. 27.

Local hikers Marie Merkel and John Curtis happened upon the phenomenon about a quarter of a mile upstream from the Old Surry Village School. The disk is near a section of the stream known to Surry natives as “Stillwater.”

Ice disks tend to form where there is a circular current. Ice crystals attach to one another forming a circle as the current keeps the ice disk in place and slowly rotating.

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