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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

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Loading ice, Presque Isle Stream, 1946

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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Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

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.

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Jacques Cartier snowshoe club, ca. 1925

Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.

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Arthur Moore's Ice House, Hallowell, ca. 1940

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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Arthur Moore's Ice House, Hallowell, ca. 1940

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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Arthur Moore's Ice House, Hallowell, ca. 1940

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…