Keywords: 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.
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.
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.
Ice harvesting and storage for summer use was prevalent through the land. In Hallowell the Moore family operated and ice business for several…
Ice harvesting, Cascade Pond, Hallowell, ca. 1930Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library When they cut the blocks of ice, people stored it until…