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Ice-Out on Lake Winnipesaukee Declared for 2022!

Weirs Beach, N.H. (April 08, 2022) –  Ice-Out on Lake Winnipesaukee was declared today at 5:20  this afternoon. Official Ice-Out on New Hampshire’s largest lake is determined from air by Emerson Aviation and indicates when the M/S Mount Washington can leave her winter dock and motor to all four ports on her normal route, in Center Harbor, Alton Bay, Wolfeboro, and Weirs Beach.


Ice Out has become a rite of spring in New Hampshire, a sign that the waters are nearly ready for warm weather activities. It also is a sign the M/S Mount Washington will soon begin her season, which runs from May to October.


This year is especially significant, as Ice Out also marks the beginning of the M/S Mount Washington’s 150th Anniversary Season. To commemorate the historic ship and this milestone, Rhythm Craft Cider is launching today a new cider that is made using frozen apples, appropriately called Ice Out. Making cider with frozen apples gives the cider a unique flavor profile and is an innovative new addition to Rhythm Craft Cider’s selection of hard ciders.


“Our experience with Rhythm Craft Cider is one of a number of collaborations we’re working on to bring New Hampshire-made products to our passengers,” said Jared Maraio, Mount Washington Cruises Director of Sales and Marketing. “It really exemplifies the potential that businesses have to create new products and tell unique stories when we work together.”


For the launch, Rhythm Craft Cider partnered with New England-based artist Kat Maus, owner of Kat Maus Haus Illustration and Design, to create the label featuring an original image of the M/S Mount Washington. Maus specializes in vintage-style travel posters, and her illustration of the Mount has been commissioned by Mount Washington Cruises to create 150 hand-numbered posters in celebration of the 150th anniversary.


Rhythm Craft Cider’s Ice Out cider will be available to passengers on the M/S Mount Washington this spring.


Visitors to the Lakes Region can experience Lake Winnipesaukee from the water on one of Mount Washington Cruises daily narrated scenic cruises, special dinner cruises, Sunday brunch cruises and special events. For tickets and information, go to or call Mount Washington Cruises at (888) 843-6686.





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