My lovely wife and I had the pleasure of going to the Riverfire Festival in Berlin, NH this year.
There's a lot of activities for the kids, a costume parade, food vendors, music -and the river is set on fire.
Years ago the river was divided in half between two different paper companies. Their boomdocks remain. Pallets are stacked on them.
. and they are set on fire.
It's something to see. We met up with family and met friends there so it was a pretty good time.
Rather lick the beaters
51 minutes ago
That's pretty cool!ReplyDelete
Good redneck fun!Delete
No music accompanied the fire? Ya'll seem like hillbillies in your choice of entertainment. Sure wish we could have joined you. There's nothing better than retired fire department personnel watching a fire they don't have to put out.ReplyDelete
A local band played 70 and 80s music. The FD had a rescue boat standing by. It's pretty dangerous to light the fires in the dark. They had a pontoon and a John boat with big propane torches.Delete
It is nice to watch blazing fires that aren't going anywhere. I drive my spouse nuts as it's rare that I'll allow candles to be used. Went to too many house fires started by them.
I would think that those objects should be lighted (not with fire, though) to keep power boats from smashing into them.ReplyDelete
No lights on them. About the only time there's boat traffic there after dark is when the boats are lighting the fires. It's a tricky area and just above a dam too. I've paddled it in a canoe and would not like to do it after dark.Delete
What a neat bit of history and fun fire burnin' to go with it. I've never heard of such a thing.ReplyDelete
Thanks! It's one of those unusual things that makes this area special.Delete