Ice Breaking, Lewiston Canal, ca. 1900

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Ice Breaking, Lewiston Canal, ca. 1900

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This photograph shows mill workers breaking the ice in the Lewiston Canal. In order to keep Lewiston's mills working throughout the winter months it was necessary to stop them freezing up completely, which sometimes meant meant breaking up the ice by hand.

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About This Item

  • Title: Ice Breaking, Lewiston Canal, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Local Name: Little Canada
  • Town: Lewiston
  • County: Androscoggin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: 2013.0.45
  • Object Type: Image

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Franco-American Collection
USM, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 753-6545

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