|Frozen Assets Festival at Edgewater - Februsry 5-7
The Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club of Madison is bringing the famous Mary B ice yacht back to Madison. On Friday, February 5th through Sunday, February 7th, the public will be able to see the huge vintage ice yacht at Clean Lakes Alliance's annual Frozen Assets Festival. Hosted by the Edgewater, the festival will run from 10 am to 3 pm daily.
The Mary B ice yacht was built in Madison by builders Frank Tetzlaff and Carl Bernard and raced on area lakes since 1947. The Mary B has the most wins in its fleet of class A stern steerers, the largest ice yachts in the world. She is referred to as the Queen of the Ice. An all-wood boat over 40 feet long, 40 feet tall, and weighing over a ton, she is built of the best wood available and is beautiful to see standing still or moving along at high speeds.
The Four Lakes Iceboat Club plans to show AND race the Mary B. The club has incorporated the ice yacht as a nonprofit organization and will be seeking donations to help with annual regattas and showing the Mary B at winter events.
If you wish to donate, please contact the club at iceboat.org, or visit the Clean Lakes Alliance website at cleanlakesalliance.com. The club will also accept donations at the Frozen Assets Festival at the Edgewater in February.