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Polar Plunges Meet the New Year


Participants in the 12th Polar Bear dip change directions after dunking in Lynn Canal at noon Jan. 1. About 62 residents and visitors took the plunge, a record for participation. Sunshine, above-freezing air temperatures and light wind made the event one of the balmiest in years. The event included memorializing past participants Leo Smith and Erwin Hertz. Matt Davis photo.

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