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Historical Items

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Item 100436

Cutting ice, Norcross, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Norcross Heritage Trust Date: circa 1900 Location: Indian Purchase Township No. 3 Media: Photographic print

Item 23126

Loading ice, Presque Isle Stream, 1946

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: 1946 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 23127

Harvesting ice, Presque Isle Stream, 1966

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

Exhibits

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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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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Cooks and Cookees: Lumber Camp Legends

Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Cutting

… be purchased and put in ice boxes as a source of refrigeration until William Cullen would invent the first refrigerator.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Northern Maine Fair Memories - Page 2 of 3

She had a subcontractor do the refrigeration and in thanks they gave her a trip to the Bahamas. At the busiest time, the forum had thirty men working…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Loading ice, Presque Isle Stream, 1946

… were used to cool Bangor and Aroostook Railroad refrigerator cars for shipping potatoes. Cement blocks were manufactured in the small building on…