As one might expect when a circular ice formation appears, crowds are lining the Presumpscot River in Westbrook and the internet is going wild over the spectacle.
“I think it’s amazing,” said Bob Mains, who lives nearby in Westbrook and went to the top of a nearby parking garage to look over the ice disc late Tuesday morning. “It’s one of God’s creations. Everything works in a circular way.”
Jean Bryenton, whose backyard overlooks the spinning pool of water where the circle formed, called the area “special.”
“I feel like this is just one of those energy spots,” she said.
“It’s just warm enough that it’s not solid from shore to shore,” agreed her friend, Sue Pastore, of Portland. “It’s a combination of factors. Mother Nature is stepping in to tell us to observe and be hopeful.”
Sarah Thorne, who came from South Portland to see the ice disc with Sam Crawford, said she’s “never seen anything like this.”
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