The world-famous Westbrook ice disc is once again spinning in the Presumpscot River.
The disc has been featured on international newscasts and has attracted a host of visitors to Westbrook this week.
There were concerns Wednesday afternoon when the disc crashed into shore and stopped spinning.
Those fears were eased Thursday afternoon, when the disc started spinning again.
Andrew Sims, a photographer from Freeport, rode a paddleboard into the Presumpscot to free the ice disc from where it had gotten stuck on the shore.
The ice disk has been liberated!!!Andrew Sims a photographer from Freeport, ventured out in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook to free the ice disk so he could get a “nice time lapse” of it. #IceDisk pic.twitter.com/54d5fpIgBK
— Derek Davis (@derek_ddavis) January 17, 2019
On Wednesday, Westbrook police stopped a man who attempted to climb onto the ice disc.
Michelle Simon of Millinocket was out with her boyfriend in Township 2, Range 10 northwest of Millinocket when she came upon another spinning hunk of ice in the Penobscot River south of Abol Bridge.
This ice was within 50 yards of the bridge, spinning counter-clockwise very slowly, and much smaller than the one in Westbrook, which onlookers say is about 100 yards in diameter.