Yesterday was calm and clear. Warming sun, yet the temperature remained below freezing. Ice on the lake is more than a foot thick and grew even thicker the night before. There was no indication of what was to occur. With a protracted groan and what seemed like a wrenching tear, ice tectonics controlled Ferndale Bay. Once one sheet and now two, ice collided upon itself in slow motion. One plate submerging while the other was forced on top. The fissure snaked across the bay and looked like a prehistoric creature rising from the deep.
The creature of Ferndale Bay