Ice FOUND! – Mashpee-Wakeby Pond, Sandwich Ma

Hi,

This just in from Rick Bishop. Mashpee-Wakeby Pond in Sandwich MA has consistent 3"-4" of black/grey ice with no snow on top. T

Rick plans to set up his DN early tomorrow (Sunday) and sail. Wind prediction is a bit light. Slight chance of scattered showers.

General Information: Mashpee-Wakeby Ponds are two connected Great Ponds generally considered to be one large body of water covering 737 acres. Wakeby Pond is the northern basin and Mashpee Pond is the southern basin. Average depth is 30 feet and maximum depth is 95 feet.

Launch Area: A large paved boat ramp with a 30-vehicle parking lot is managed by the town of Mashpee. It is located on Fisherman’s Landing Road, to the north of Route 130, just after its intersection with Great Neck Road (70°28’53.07"W 41°39’7.24"N).

COVID GUIDELINES:

  • Be aware of and adhere to all local, state, or federal regulations.
  • If you have any symptoms get tested and be negative before you go. If in doubt, stay at home!.
  • Practice Social Distancing – Easy gauge, the length of a DN plank is eight(8) feet.
  • Keep congregating and socializing in the pits and parking areas to a minimum.
  • Wear your mask or face covering while setting up, transporting gear to and from your car or trailer, and while setting up.
  • The NEIYA will NOT be holding any official after ice activities so plan accordingly.
  • Let’s all be safe and keep the safety of others in mind in everything we do.

2 responses

  1. potton

    I would like to join you. Coming from Harwich.  Timing? Mid morning. Patrick. 617-244-2761  

    Secretary Karen Binder posted: “Hi,

    This just in from Rick Bishop. Mashpee-Wakeby Pond in Sandwich MA has consistent 3″-4” of black/grey ice with no snow on top. T

    Rick plans to set up his DN early tomorrow (Sunday) and sail. Wind prediction is a bit light. Slight chance of “

    02/13/2021 at 7:45 pm

  2. Brian langley

    Karen, please be advised that I have been checking this lake and 3 others here on upper Cape Cod.
    I asked rick to meet me so I was not checking it alone. There are HAZARDS!!! Open leads on left shore. Open water up back. Open leads in west side heading to wakebey side. Caution needs to be taken here. I did sail this lake today. It is not black ice. But good solid ice covered with some rain/snow slush that froze. It is really good for this late season. Very snow free, and pretty smooth. But be aware!
    Please do not post these reports and be over zealous about these ice reports. Talk to those who actual sailed, and those who did the checking.

    Brian Langley

    02/13/2021 at 7:44 pm

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