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Historical Items

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Item 15606

Ice on the Meduxnekeag River down from Houlton, c. 1895

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 1203

Ice scraping, Bowdoinham, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Bowdoinham Media: Photographic print

Item 13352

Meduxnekeag River in winter, 1891

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1891-03-01 Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Student Exhibit: Ice Harvesting

Ice Harvesting was a big industry on the Kennebec River. Several million tons of ice could be harvested in a few weeks. In 1886 the Kennebec River topped the million ton on ice production.


Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.


Student Exhibit: A Friend in Need!

Sometime in the 1920s a 700 hundred pound moose fell through the ice, likely between Norridgewock and Skowhegan. She was rescued by a game warden and another man. Here is the story.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Logging truck, Lincoln, ca. 1930

… Description These trucks would come across the frozen lake from the woods to the mill in the winter.

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Lincoln, Maine - That Pioneer Spirit

… a myriad of colors before giving way to winter’s frozen snowmobile trails and ice-fishing huts. Spring gives birth to the many wild animals that…

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Historic Hallowell - Ice; The Ice Storm of 1998; Ice Storm '98

… and falls again The storm continues Everything is frozen Trees fall, the ice melts You can hear nothing, just silent After 3 days of wind and rain…