Ice Cleat, Islesboro, ca. 1860

Contributed by Islesboro Historical Society

Ice Cleat, Islesboro, ca. 1860

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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.

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About This Item

  • Title: Ice Cleat, Islesboro, ca. 1860
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Location: Islesboro, Waldo County, 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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Islesboro Historical Society
PO Box 301, 388 Main Road, Islesboro, ME 04848
(207) 734-6733

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