Contributed by Islesboro Historical Society
Also known as an ice creeper, this item was strapped over and buckled to a shoe to prevent slipping on the ice.
Ice production was a cottage industry on Islesboro before the days of refrigeration. Ice was harvested from several ponds on the island. The ice was used locally and shipped to southern ports as well.
About This Item
- Title: Ice Cleat, Islesboro, ca. 1860
- Creation Date: circa 1860
- Subject Date: circa 1860
- Town: Islesboro
- County: Waldo
- State: ME
- Media: Metal, leather
- Dimensions: 10 cm x 10 cm x 3.8 cm
- Local Code: 1987.001.001
- Object Type: Physical Object
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For more information about this item, contact:Islesboro Historical Society
PO Box 301, 388 Main Road, Islesboro, ME 04848
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