The great ice storm of Jan. 28, 1886Item 6059 info
Maine Historical Society
Ice-laden branches finally gave way as the sun did not shine to melt the heavy loads.
"Late in the afternoon," the paper reported, "many of the streets in the upper part of the city were made almost impassible by the debris of small and large wood. . .
"In some cases whole trees fell as in the case of one on Cumberland street, or were split in halves by the weight of their branches, as was noticed in one of the splendid old elms in front of the Winslow pottery at Deering, and in front of the Anderson mansion on Free street."