Title

"There and Back" piece on Yankee ingenuity, recounting the story of Capt. Willia

Authors

John McDonald

Source

Mainebiz

Date

1-15-2007

Pages

19

Abstract

"There and Back" piece on Yankee ingenuity, recounting the story of Capt. William Bradstreet. In the winter of 1824, Capt. Bradstreet's brig, Orion, was icebound on the Kennebec River for several months. When the ice finally started breaking up, Capt. Bradstreet was frustrated by having to sail all the way to Baltimore with no cargo. He loaded up with chunks of ice, eventually selling this first shipment of Kennebec ice for $700 in Baltimore, and starting Maine's commercial ice industry.

Subjects

Ice industry, Bradstreet, William

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