January 26, 2020
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Maine ice disc equipped with webcam after surviving storm

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Westbrook ice disc.

Maine’s giant spinning ice disc that quickly gained international fame survived the weekend winter weather that pummeled New England and now has its own webcam.

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The webcam in Westbrook monitors the disc that’s been spinning in the Presumpscot River for more than a week and continues its counterclockwise rotation. The Portland Press Herald reports the disc has enjoyed increased notoriety, due to its unusually large size — about 100 yards across.

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Westbrook official Tina Radel says the livestream was requested by Brown University, which asked for a webcam to monitor the eventual demise of the disc.

The disc had gotten stuck last Wednesday, but was later freed by a Freeport man.


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