Midcoast lens: A frigid day in Rockport Harbor

By Louis Bettcher | Jan 09, 2017
Photo by: Louis Bettcher

Rockport — Temperatures in the single digits made floes of thin and thick ice appear in Rockport Harbor Jan. 9. A flock of ducks aligned themselves along the edge of one such ice formation Monday morning, floating in area of open water as they waited for temperatures to increase.

Ducks gather on either side of the harbor, treading water and making conversation. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
Ducks in a line. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
Lobster buoys freeze to the surface of Rockport Harbor. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
A leftover Christmas wreath serves as a scarf to keep Andre the Seal's statue warm. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
Open water forms at the base of several pilings in Rockport Harbor. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
Only an icebreaker ship would to be able to refuel at Rockport Marine on Jan. 9. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
Two lobster boats appear to be iced-in at their moorings. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
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