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Historic iceboat comes to Lake Winnebago

7:46 AM, Jan. 25, 2013

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The Jack Frost flies across icy Lake Winnebago, it's sailors braced against the frigid wind.

It was 7 degrees out during the warmest part of Wednesday, but that didn't matter to the Lawrence family of Newburgh, N.Y., because the thick blood of generations of iceboaters runs through their veins.

Built in 1892, the 50-foot long, one-ton Jack Frost has a history steeped in old money and tradition. Originally owned by Standard Oil Co. President Archibald Rogers, the iceboat was brought to Lake Winnebago by the Lawrence clan on a 17-hour trip to run in the 100-year anniversary of the Northwest ...

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