Sunday, February 20, 2005

Pirate Ice Ship

My buddy Jeff used to regale me with tales of Ice  Sculptures at Winter Carnival (including X rated ones) when he was an undergrad at Dartmouth.

Looks like the tradition returns:_20050211news11_1


Pirate ship sculpture marks revival in tradition of scope, grandeur


After a decade of struggle due to unexpected weather constraints, political controversies and insufficient design considerations, the official snow sculpture comprising the Winter Carnival tradition is on the rise toward a new revival of creativity and immensity.

The Winter Carnival centerpiece features a massive ship to capture the weekend's "Peter Pan" theme. The structure surpasses previous sculptures in size, towering between 50 to 55 feet and spanning 18 feet wide. The mainmast stands 56 feet high, and the foremast stands 52 feet high. Sketches for the ship began in early December, as Eric Clum '08 and Lucas Schlumtz '08 designed various structural parts for use in the ship's construction.

This is what becomes of a dry campus . .  .

Pirate ship sculpture marks revival in tradition of scope, grandeur
By Kristen Kelley,
The Dartmouth, Friday, February 11, 2005

Posted at 08:37 AM in Design, Humor | Permalink


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Working on the snow sculpture was a blast when I was an undergrad. Those things are pretty much solid ice, as snow is collected, dumped into plywood frames (sort of like pouring cement) and then thoroughly soaked with water. [Read More]

Tracked on Feb 23, 2005 4:00:15 PM


it's not completely dry

Posted by: tara | Feb 20, 2005 2:32:49 PM

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