Here on the north shore, I found 3" ice on Sat. 11/17, and today 11/20 had a consistent 4" clear ice , with 6" powder snow cover. Thought I'd add a couple pics from '09 showing the results of riding an ATV on too thin of ice without checking before you ride out from the Misery Bay boat ramp. It took the divers 10 hours to extract, while the temp never got above 5* the entire time they were out there. Not to mention the costs.
Wishing all a great Thanksgiving and a great flying flags season to come !!