The Weather Page

November 15, 2007|By FRANK ROYLANCE

Former Sun copy boy Bob Baker writes from Los Angeles with an old family story about his Uncle Connie skating on the ice from Canton to Annapolis, sometime early in the 20th century. "What year did the spectacularly hard freeze occur?" he asks. It was probably February 1905. Temperatures averaged 8 degrees below normal and sub-zero readings were common. There was 15 inches of ice at the head of the bay, and the St. Mary's River was frozen shore to shore for seven weeks.

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