/ Union Icicle

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creag - on 25 Nov 2012
Has this ever touched down/had an ascent?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Union_icicle.jpg
Turfty on 25 Nov 2012
In reply to creag:

Yes, it has touched down, in the late 1800s. There is a photograph in a book about the canal - it looks massive, certainly climbable. I believe they charged people to come and look at it from the bottom. I understand that it is caused by the sluice gate being forced open as the water starts to freeze and the ice expands, therefore letting more water escape.
creag - on 25 Nov 2012
In reply to Turfty:
Thanks for the info! Roll on the ice age...
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ice.solo - on 25 Nov 2012
In reply to creag:

surely some derring-do with a chisel late at night would speed things up...

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