A Great Maine Adventure: Ice Harvesting

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ORRINGTON - Keeping your drink cold hasn't always been as easy as reaching in the freezer for an ice cube.
Less than a century ago, Mainers were harvesting massive blocks from frozen rivers, lakes and ponds... it was once a huge industry in the state.  But now adays...it's a bit more about keeping the tradition alive.
 
Volunteers demonstrate how sawing, lifting, and hauling off, wasn't that easy.  And even though it's no longer a commercial industry in Maine, it's a rich part of the state's history.
 
The Curran Homestead will hold their 5th annual Harvest of Diamonds this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Erin Thomas

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Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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