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Historical Items

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Item 23128

Moving ice, Presque Isle Stream, 1963

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: 1963 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 1203

Ice scraping, Bowdoinham, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Bowdoinham Media: Photographic print

Item 23130

Reclaiming ice, Presque Isle, 1962

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: 1962 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 89174

Downes property, East End Avenue Near Ice Pond, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cynthia A. Downes Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 86704

300-306 Merchants Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Sebago Ice Company Use: Storage of Ice

Item 76767

176-178 St. John Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Deering Ice Cream Company Use: Ice House

Exhibits

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Student Exhibit: Ice Harvesting

Ice Harvesting was a big industry on the Kennebec River. Several million tons of ice could be harvested in a few weeks. In 1886 the Kennebec River topped the million ton on ice production.

Exhibit

Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.

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Most Inconvenient Storm

A Portland newspaper wrote about an ice storm of January 28, 1886 saying, "The city of Portland was visited yesterday by the most inconvenient storm of the season."

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Cutting

Forty-two ice houses like “Ice Mania”, covered the shores of the Kennebec River. Ice men are guiding ice blocks toward the steam-powered conveyor…

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Historic Hallowell - Ice; The Ice Storm of 1998; Ice Storm '98

Ice; The Ice Storm of 1998; Ice Storm '98 Ice Written By Tiffiny McCollett and Ashley Boerner Ice thickly covered every little branch and glittered…

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Storm Comparisons

In the ice storm in Canada they lost their power due to a layer of ice weighing down the power lines. The ice kept coming until the wire snaps.

My Maine Stories

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Finding and cooking fiddleheads with my parents
by Brian J. Theriault

My father has been picking and eating fiddleheads almost all his life, Mom prepares and stores them

Story

Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.