Mike Cloutier uses the hiking technique to balance his Laser sailboat as it heels while sailing Thursday on Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester. Gusty winds dominated the day and severe thunderstorms were predicted.

Mike Cloutier uses the hiking technique to balance his Laser sailboat as it heels while sailing Thursday on Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester. Gusty winds dominated the day and severe thunderstorms were predicted. Photos by Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press

Emily Sword, of Fryeburg, keeps cool while floating in the Saco River on Wednesday in Fryeburg. With the temperature hovering around 90 degrees, swimming holes were popular spots.

Emily Sword, of Fryeburg, keeps cool while floating in the Saco River on Wednesday in Fryeburg. With the temperature hovering around 90 degrees, swimming holes were popular spots.

 

Liam Smith, of Bow, N.H., tows his children Evelyn, Sophia, and Eli while paddling his kayak down the Saco River on Wednesday in Fryeburg.

Liam Smith, of Bow, N.H., tows his children Evelyn, Sophia, and Eli while paddling his kayak down the Saco River on Wednesday in Fryeburg. Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press

 

Kenny Bachman, of Brownfield, dives into the Saco River on Wednesday in Fryeburg. Thunderstorms on Thursday could cools things off.

Kenny Bachman, of Brownfield, dives into the Saco River on Wednesday in Fryeburg. Thunderstorms on Thursday could cools things off. Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press