Another ice disk grabs attention in Maine

Another ice disk grabs attention in Maine
This Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 provided by David Loome shows an ice disk that’s about 30 or 40 feet across at Baxter State Park in Millinocket, Maine. It's smaller than the ice disk measuring about 100 yards across formed in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook and garnered media attention around the word. (Courtesy David Loome via AP)

MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — The massive ice disk that formed on a Maine river has a baby brother.

Officials at Baxter State Park in Millinocket shared a photo of an ice disk that’s about 30 or 40 feet across, much smaller than the massive disk that formed in a river in the city of Westbrook and more than 200 miles north.

Ranger Dave Loome said the perfect circle of ice stood out Wednesday when he cruised by Nesowdnehunk (Neh-SOUD’-nuh-hunk) Stream on a snowmobile. He snapped a photo that went viral.

It’s smaller than the ice disk measuring about 100 yards across that formed in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook and garnered media attention around the word.

The Westbrook ice disk eventually met its demise when it came into contact with other ice and stopped spinning.