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Thursday - Febuary 26, 2015
A good build last night winds NW @ 8 - 15 Temp -7.

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Tuesday - Febuary 24, 2015
Was able to build only about 3 hours. Very eratic winds mostly North @ 8 - 15 Temp 2.

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Sunday - Febuary 22, 2015
A good build last night winds NW @ 8 - 15 Temp -12.

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Wednesday - Febuary 18, 2015
A good build last night winds WNW @ 8 Temp -10. I inserted a lamp into the cave part of the sculpture. It goes on and off with the spray cycles.

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Tuesday - Febuary 17, 2015
A good build last night winds NW @ 8 Temp 4 to -2

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Saturday - Febuary 14, 2015
Light Show and fireworks. 174 cars showed up. It was -4 deg. with a 15 mph north wind.

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Thursday - Febuary 12, 2015
It got to 0 deg. last night but winds mostly from the east again. finally about 4am I was able to make some progress.

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Tuesday - Febuary 10, 2015
Not much production in the last five days, Winds mostly from the East sometimes up to 35 mph. Camera has been inoperable because of sleet. Now set up for five more pillars on each side.

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Thursday - Febuary 05, 2015
Day after The Big Crash. Good production last night Winds W at 8 Temp -2.

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Tuesday - Febuary 03, 2015
The Big Crash... More Later.

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Monday - Febuary 02, 2015
8 - 10 mph winds ladt night mostly from the East Temps down to 2. Worked on shoring up the base mainly on the left side.

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Sunday - Febuary 01, 2015
Very strong winds from the East last night and today. I was only able to make ice for about 3 hours today. I am trying to beef up the base again. May be a little too top heavy.

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Saturday - January 31, 2015
I had a Fair night last night it got to 19 deg. with a NW wind at 4. Have to concentrate on the base. It started to tip to the north on the night of the 28th.

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Friday - January 30, 2015
I had a good night last night it got to 5 deg. with a west wind at 8. It seems that things will be ok now. Working on tier four.

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Thursday - January 29, 2015
No change for 5 days. Weather has been above freezing all this time. I have been very worried because on the 27th I was experiencing seismic activity. That has subsided and finally the temps are going to be favorable. But not out of the woods yet.

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Tuesday - January 27, 2015
No change for 3 days. Weather has been above freezing all this time. I have been very worried because I have been experiencing seismic activity.

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Sunday - January 25, 2015
Weather has been finally got below freezing last night. winds 35 from E. 24 deg. May be able to make ice tonight. I am starting the 4th tier.

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Saturday - January 24, 2015
It got to 40 Deg. today. Good that it was cloudy. Temp. to get below freezing tonight. See the section on the right side dropping off. Winds E. up to 35 mph.

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Friday - January 23, 2015
Not a good day. It got to 44 Deg today. Lost some mass not too bad. Does not look good for tomorrow.

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Thursday - January 22, 2015
Started making ice 9:00pm last night. Stopped 12:15 pm today. Last night it got to 20 Deg. mostly NW wind.

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Wednesday - January 21, 2015
US Coast Guard ice breaker, every time this boat goes through the ice recedes from the shore about 3 inches taking my water source line with it. Now for sure I will have to extend the line.

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Tuesday - January 20, 2015
Moved the lights on the tower higher. 27 Deg. E. wind last night. Nothing done. Maybe tonight.

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Monday - January 19, 2015
It got to 26 Deg. E. wind at 8 last night. Did not get anything done. Don't look any better for tonight.

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Sunday - January 18, 2015
Warm tempatures and strong winds last night broke a section off the right side.

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Saturday - January 17, 2015
Tempature to get to 36 today. Looks like I wont be making any real progress till next Wednesday.

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Friday - January 16, 2015
The bright blue light comes from the airport.

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Friday - January 16, 2015

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Thursday - January 15, 2015

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Wednesday - January 14, 2015

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Tuesday - January 13, 2015
Just installed the main viewing camera.

Current Events

Meet the Iceman

Roger Hanson will be giving an informational talk about the Ice Project on Barkers Island every Saturday at 2:00pm starting January 24th Until February 28, 2015. Topics include: island history, project setup, production progress, how it is done, water science, myths, my technical knowledge and why I do this.
 

Light Shows

Date

 

Event

Saturday
02/14/2015

 

National Bank of Commerce Lake Superior Ice Project Light Shows

Saturday
02/21/2015

 

National Bank of Commerce Lake Superior Ice Project Light Shows

Saturday
02/28/2015

 

National Bank of Commerce Lake Superior Ice Project Light Shows with fireworks

For more information on the Light Shows Click here

Project Location


The Adventure has begun

I am elated, finally after months of work on my part and two great people that I worked closely with:
    Mary Morgan, Director of Parks, Recreation & Forestry.
    Dean Bruss, AVP Commercial Banking National Bank of Commerce.
I have approval to build an ice sculpture on Barkers Island, Superior Wisconsin.
This idea of a winter attraction was originally launched through Dean Bruss's participation in the Douglas County Leadership Group.
Mary Morgan was instrumental in orchestrating all of what was needed to get this project successfully launched and approved by the City of Superior.

The Superior City Council approved the project by a vote 8 to 2. The city of Superior and the Tourist Development fund (TDF) will be financing this project. My contract will be for three years assuming I have a successful season.  I am truly grateful to the City of Superior and the TDF for giving me this opportunity.

Now it it’s up to me to show the great people of Superior that their efforts were not in vain.  Since last March I have been working on improving and introducing new technology to make these projects even greater.  In keeping with my main goals to create these projects bigger and better at every attempt, I intend to build an single ice wall at least 75 feet tall and 90 feet wide.  Conditions in Superior are more favorable to projects of this nature so it may even be greater.

I am hoping with this project I will be able to gain international attention to the City of Superior and of course IcemanRoger.

Special Thanks

I want to thank all who take time to appreciate these projects and the effort that goes into them.  It is truly my pleasure meeting and talking to people that have a genuine appreciation for our natural enviroment.