About 8 hearty and brave souls took part in the Tremont Fire Department's 1st Annual Polar Dip this morning, January 1st, while 15 "smarter" folk watched and cheered them on!

Tremont Fire Department's 1st Annual Polar Dip January 1, 2014 (Photo Credit - Missy Lewis Higgins)

Air temperatures were about 10 degrees, and the low in Bar Harbor this morning was 6 below. Water temperature was approximately 37 bone rattling degrees as these participants went in at high tide!

Tremont Fire Department 1st Annual Polar Dip January 1, 2014 (Photo Credit Missy Lewis Higgins)

You can see that some even managed to go under water!

Tremont Fire Department's 1st Annual Polar Dip January 1, 2014 (Photo Credit - Missy Lewis Higgins)

And what a beautiful morning to take part in a polar dip!

Tremont Fire Department's 1st Annual Polar Dip January 1, 2014 (Photo Credit - Missy Lewis Higgins)