Thin ice cancels Orland fishing derby

Posted Feb. 17, 2012, at 8:06 p.m.

Slim’s Fishing Derby planned for this weekend in the Orland area has been canceled due to poor ice conditions, organizers announced this week.

The derby had been slated for Saturday and Sunday on Alamoosook Lake and Toddy Pond. Proceeds from the annual event benefit the Jimmy Douglass Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to students from Deer Isle-Stonington High School and Blue Hill Peninsula High School accepted into a 2-year community college or trade school.

The late Jimmy “Slim” Douglass was an outdoorsman and a member of the Deer Isle Fire Department. For more information, go to