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Historical Items

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Item 23127

Harvesting ice, Presque Isle Stream, 1966

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: circa 1965 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 23128

Moving ice, Presque Isle Stream, 1963

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

Item 23130

Reclaiming ice, Presque Isle, 1962

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

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.

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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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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Harvesting on Cascade Pond

Ice Harvesting on Cascade Pond Ice harvesting and storage for summer use was prevalent through the land.

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Harvesting on Cascade Pond ~ A Family Affair

Ice harvesting and storage for summer use was prevalent through the land. In Hallowell the Moore family operated and ice business for several…

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Cutting and Ice Houses on the Bombahook

Ice harvesting, Cascade Pond, Hallowell, ca. 1930Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library When they cut the blocks of ice, people stored it until…