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whiskey shanty

Hadley resident Fred Schmitt put together an awesome ice fishing shanty using an old sauna, and it has turned some heads on Great Sacandaga Lake, according to

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. 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



Don Lehman covers crime and Warren County government for The Post-Star. His work can be found on Twitter @PS_CrimeCourts and on

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