Ice House Tour - Gloucester

Tuesday, July 19, 2016  2:00 - 2:45 (tour is approximately 45 minutes)
All ages welcome. 
Cape Pond Ice House
104 Commercial Street, Fort Point Wharf, on Gloucester's Historic Waterfront. Directions: 1/4 mile down Commercial Street from the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, past Pavilion Beach, the freezers & fish plants - at end on left.

$13.00 per adult via this PayPal link.
$11.00 per child (ages 8 -12) via this PayPal link
$1.00 per child (ages 3 - 7) via this PayPal link

Experience description:
Cape Pond Ice House Tour
45 minute narrated tours of Gloucester's historic ice company. Warm clothing or a sweatshirt & practical shoes recommended!
·         Explore the historic ice house and working wharf. 
·         See spectacular ice sculptures. 
·         Learn about our 166 year history icing Gloucester's fleet and their Perfect Storm connection
Enjoy a uniquely "COOL" visit to the Cape Pond Ice Company, where they have been icing Gloucester's fleet since 1848.  Explore our historic Ice House and see first-hand 300-pound block ice being made - up to 150 tons per day. See fishing vessels taking on ice, and ice sculptures being carved in our historic ice house on Gloucester's working waterfront!
The Cape Pond Ice office shop features historic photographs and tools documenting the company's history since 1848, and vintage movie footage of early 1900 ice harvesting.
This is an unusual & interesting part of Gloucester's working waterfront and local history. But be warned:  this is an active industrial plant, so due care & caution must be observed.

Recommended Reading
ICE!: The Amazing History of the Ice Business by Laurence Pringle
The Ice Horse by Candace Christiansen


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