I just picked up the new January/February 2010 issue of maine. You are going to love it. One of my favorite features are a series of Ice Shack photographs shot by Scott Peterman. The image of an ice shanty (what I call them) floods my head with memories of my childhood living in Maine and New Hampshire. The lakes are frozen solid in January and scattered on the ice are small little shanties that shelter men sitting around a hole waiting for the big one. As you drive by lakes and ponds on the coldest of days a string a pick up trucks will line the side of the road. My dad ice fished, why I don’t know. Seems incredibly boring sitting around a hole with another man. As Peterman explains, “Shacks are kinda like treehouses for men.” Check out more photos in the series on Scott’s website: scottpeterman.com and the new issue of maine. now on newsstands.
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