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Ice harvesting, Kennebec River, ca. 1895

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Ice harvesting, Kennebec River, ca. 1895 / Maine Historical Society

<strong>Chapter 7, page 216-218.</strong>

The Consolidated Ice Co., owned by Charles B. Morse of Bath, operated along the Kennebec River during the last part of the 19th century.

Ice from the Kennebec was harvested, stored in ice houses, and shipped to numerous southern cities. One million tons of ice a year was exported from Maine at the time this photograph was taken, circa 1895.