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There’s gold in them
ice, the gold of days before refrigeration. Here’s an article about Hudson River ice harvesting with lots of statistics, photos, and drawings.
And while we’re talking of cargoes southbound on the Hudson, the foto below,
again thanks to Dennis Willard, shows Atlantic Salvor pulling scrap past relics of the ice trade: the chimney used to channel smoke for the steam engine at the R. & W. Scott Ice House in Nutten Point. Many thanks to Dennis for capturing and explaining this. Click here for Michael Cooney’s Upstate Earth for further info.