Meadow Pond, Islesboro, ca. 1900

Contributed by Islesboro Historical Society

Description

Meadow Pond is located in the northern section of Islesboro. Before refrigeration, ice was harvested from Meadow Pond and shipped to southern ports. A dam was built across the end of the pond to raise the water level and increase its size. A sluice connected the pond to a west shore wharf, where vessels were loaded with the harvested ice blocks and set sail for Boston, New York and even as far as the Carribean.

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About This Item

  • Title: Meadow Pond, Islesboro, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Town: Islesboro
  • County: Waldo
  • State: ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Local Code: Postcards, Meadow Pond
  • Object Type: Image

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For more information about this item, contact:

Islesboro Historical Society
PO Box 301, 388 Main Road, Islesboro, ME 04848
(207) 734-6733

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