Ice house, Kennebec River, ca. 1900

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Ice house, Kennebec River, ca. 1900

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This photograph shows men guiding blocks of ice towards the conveyor belt that lifts the ice into the ice house.

Ice harvesting was an important industry along Maine's rivers at the turn of the twentieth century.

Maine shipped a million tons of ice a year.

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  • Title: Ice house, Kennebec River, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 14 cm x 17 cm
  • Local Code: Photographs--Kennebec River
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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