Ice harvesting was a booming business on the lakes and rivers of New York State during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
In the Capital Region, the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers and the abundance of lakes and ponds, was perfectly situated to supply ice to the growing cities all along the east coast. The ice harvesting industry also provided high-paying employment to local farmers and lumbermen. Two upcoming events in the region will explore the ice industry. [Read more…] about Ice Harvesting Events In The Capital Region