A local man's custom ice shanty on Great Sacandaga Lake has been turning some heads this winter, and it has gotten some neat publicity as well.

Hadley resident Fred Schmitt converted a friend's old wooden sauna into a shanty that resembles a whiskey barrel, which he has lugged onto Great Sacandaga Lake this season.

NYup.com had a need writeup on it this week, replete with pictures and some interesting details. It looks like a great place to spend a winter afternoon, fish or no fish.

-- Don Lehman