Midcoast Lens: Ice lanterns

Jan 28, 2013
Photo by: Linda Hall-Stone An ice lantern sits on the median by Camden Public Library.

A Rockport couple who wish to remain anonymous have been placing "ice lanterns" around Camden and Rockport in recent weeks. Dubbed by friends as "The Ice Lantern Fairy," the woman has been making the lanterns on her own time, said helper Amy Root.

Root said the couple began placing ice lanterns in Rockport and Camden and asked Root to assist in spreading the lights farther beyond the borders of the two towns.

"She's making it her part-time job," Root said.

Currently, there are more than a dozen ice lanterns located in the three towns, including the median in Rockport village by the opera house, Hope General Store and elementary school, French and Brawn in Camden and several private residences, Root said.

(Photo by: Linda Hall-Stone)
Comments (14)
Posted by: Allen Mitchell | Jan 30, 2013 08:25

Take a drywall bucket or the like, and fill with water, set out side to freeze. Monitor the freezing progress til you have 2 - 3 inches of ice on all sides. Turn upside down, pour warm water over upside down bucket just enough to release ice, chip top section of ice out very carefully, empty out remaining water and presto you have an ice glass. Place candle inside and you are done....



Posted by: Allen Mitchell | Jan 30, 2013 08:24

Take a drywall bucket or the like, and fill with water, set out side to freeze. Monitor the freezing progress til you have 2 - 3inches of ice on all sides. Turn upside down, pour water over upside down bucket just enough to release ice, chip top section of ice out very carefully, empty out remaining water and presto you have an ice glass. Place candle inside and you are done....



Posted by: Michelle Hannan | Jan 30, 2013 07:32

I saw these the other night and they are beautiful. What a nice gesture of someone to take their time to make something so beautiful.



Posted by: russell g york | Jan 29, 2013 19:29

no their still in the woods



Posted by: RUTH ROWLING MAXFIELD | Jan 29, 2013 14:34

Beautiful!



Posted by: Edwin Ecker | Jan 29, 2013 08:48

Is the candle lit and if so isn't that in violation of the "open fire" ordinance in most towns,not to mention the hazard to passing rabbits !



Posted by: liberty fiske | Jan 29, 2013 08:47

How does one make ice laterns?



Posted by: liberty fiske | Jan 29, 2013 08:46

Can someone tell us how to make ice candles?



Posted by: Paul Smith | Jan 29, 2013 07:55

Lovely!



Posted by: Allen Mitchell | Jan 28, 2013 20:18

J & C are the architects of this project. Great job !



Posted by: Ingrid Van Steenberg | Jan 28, 2013 20:06

So - now we know what the Andresens do in their spare time....



Posted by: Ingrid Van Steenberg | Jan 28, 2013 20:05

So - now we know what the Andresens do in their spare time....



Posted by: Dana E Kennedy Sr. | Jan 28, 2013 18:07

I have seen 1 maybe 2 in Camden,, they are wonderful !!!! Thank you whoever you are !!!

 



Posted by: Jeffrey L Zurkow | Jan 28, 2013 17:50

Were any rabbits harmed?



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