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South Bristol's Annual Ice Harvest

Special | 3m 32s Video has closed captioning.

Ice harvesting was a thriving industry in 19th century New England. Using large, jagged-toothed saws, workers would cut heavy blocks from frozen rivers, lakes and ponds, pack it in sawdust and sell it around the world. Then came electric refrigeration, and ice-cutting became all but obsolete. But there are still a few places where the tradition is carried on.

Aired: 02/19/20

Rating: NR

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