All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Katrina's Ice Going to Wilma

The truckloads of ice that toured the country after Katrina hit and finally ended up in Portland are now back on the road.

The ice was stored for a few weeks at an AmeriCold Logistics warehouse, and now is on its way to Florida in anticipation of Wilma's arrival.

Supplying ice to the country and the world was once a vital part of Maine's winter economy. Ice sawed from the frozen Kennebec was especially prized, with a million tons a year shipped off in the late 19th century. Refrigeration put an end to the industry.

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