All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Saturday, February 03, 2007

A Most Inconvenient Storm

One of the featured exhibits at Maine Memory is called Most Inconvenient Storm, and describes an 1886 ice storm that rivaled—at least locally—the Ice Storm of 1998. Said the Portland Daily Press of January 29, 1886, "When the citizens looked out of their windows, yesterday morning, the trees presented a beautiful spectacle, the branches laden with ice; but it proved a sad spectacle in its results." also has a feature about the Great Ice Storm of 1886, and its impact on Portsmouth.
[Photo source: Ice Storm, by Steve White]


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