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Historical Items

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Item 1203

Ice scraping, Bowdoinham, ca. 1895

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

Item 23128

Moving ice, Presque Isle Stream, 1963

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: 1963 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 20374

Frank Pettengill cutting ice, Freeport, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Freeport Media: Photographic print

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.

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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.

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Most Inconvenient Storm

A Portland newspaper wrote about an ice storm of January 28, 1886 saying, "The city of Portland was visited yesterday by the most inconvenient storm of the season."

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Cutting

Ice cutting industries, specifically Gardiner ice cutting industry cut ice off of the Kennebec River, during the cold winter seasons when the ice was…

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Cutting and Ice Houses on the Bombahook

Ice Cutting and Ice Houses on the Bombahook Arthur Moore's Ice House, Hallowell, ca. 1940 Click on the picture to learn more about Moore's Ice

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Cutting and Ice Houses on the Bombahook

Ice Cutting and Ice Houses on the Bombahook Arthur Moore's Ice House, Hallowell, ca. 1940Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library Ice houses…

My Maine Stories

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Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.