Discussion in 'Other Skills' started by Sandcut, Feb 17, 2013.
Always wandered how they did that back when. Very neat.
Very cool, the opening scene of the new Disney movie Frozen shows an ice harvest (I know, I've seen it a few times). My 3 year old daughter loves it, I've gotta find out if anywhere in Michigan does this sort of expo. Looks like Disney got the tools and technique down right after seeing your photos, thanks for sharing.
My kids have both seen the movie and never mentioned it. Dumb kids!
Hey there is no cold days just cold clothes.Dress right you stay warm or cold whatever you need.We`ve had good ice making weather this year
Here's the latest announcement email. Looks like the ice harvest is on for this weekend.
Directions are listed below. Hope to see some folks there.
This year's ice harvest has been CANCELLED!!!!!
The heavy snowfall has caused the ice to sink and become too slushy to work on this weekend.
Try again next year MLK weekend.
Really neat, thanks for posting.
Any word on 2015 ice harvest?
2015 has a change. This year will be on Saturday, January 31. One day only with no rain date.
I haven't recieved any new emails from them for a couple months. I was expecting one by now. I presume that they are waiting to see if there will be enough ice this year. Due to the recent warm spell we've been having, the lakes just re-froze over two days ago. So hopefully we'll stay below freezing and keep making ice. All our Girl Scout activities planned for January, including the ice harvest, are centered around there being ice.
I'll keep everyone updated when I hear anything.
Well, ice or no ice I won't be able to make it then this year. The wife is having our 2nd baby tomorrow so there will be no traveling this month. Maybe next year.
That volunteer needs to be at least one row back. Like cutting the limb you're sitting on, aint it?
Even though it was in the mid 50s, I can still remember the ice man bringing it to my aunt and uncle as they were the last of the family to use an ice box. I remember that big black leather cape on his back to keep dry and warmer when carrying in the blocks. I got a pair of ice tongs cheap at an estate sale and they still have the original wooden handles.
What a walk down memory lane! Thanks.
The ice house & sawdust was just up the road from the beach.
In our summer cottage, we had an oak ice box in the kitchen, 1950's era.
The ice block would melt and fall over in the night with a crash in the tin pan
that scared the crapola out of us kids.
Complete with the original $27.95 price tag, my brother had it totally dismantled
and refinished - mint. It sits at the end of my hall right now.
Very cool! Thanks for sharing.
Well that was pretty cool thanks for sharing!!
Very cool! No pun intended!
I forgot to pass this along the other day. I got an email update.
We've got two more weeks before this event and the forecast doesn't go above freezing for at least the next week.
Notice the gent on the left moving ice is wearing 'traction devices' so he can stay upright on the wet wood and ice. A temporary solution akin to the hobnail boots loggers still wear in the Pacific northwest US.
Clear your calendars!
The ice harvest is this weekend, weather cooperating. Here's the latest announcement from their email:
I'll keep everyone updated based on what this storm this week brings.
We dodged a bullet with Winter Storm Juno fizzling out.
The program starts at 0900 this Saturday 1/31.
Dress warmly. The low Friday night will be around 0° and the high Saturday is only going up to 11° with winds gusting to 20mph.
The ice on my local pond is at 14", so here should be plenty of ice.
I hope to see you all there with your little Elsas and Annas. I'll be there with my Girl Scout troop.
Wear ice cleats if you have them.
And dress for the weather.
And did I mention to dress for the weather?
The Ice Harvest started on time today. We took some of our Girl Scout troop out to cut ice, but we didn't last very long as it is pretty cold out. It was around 5° when we got there and went up to 10°, but the winds are sustained at about 25mph. Although my kids were dressed warmly enough, most other girls and parents were not, so the group didn't last very long.
They had 14"+ of good, clear ice.
They are now scheduling this for the last Saturday of January annually. See you next year.
Cool! Any pics this time?
No. I rushed out the door to have time to buy some handwarmers for the girls and forgot the camera. I wouldn't have used it much. The winds were pretty brutal on exposed skin.
Honestly i did have no idea people still did this, i don't really know what i thought.
Here's the update for the winter 2017
TOBYHANNA MILLPOND #1 ICE HARVEST SET FOR SATURDAY JANUARY 28
We hope all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Now it’s time to turn our thoughts and efforts into preparation for the 2017 Tobyhanna Millpond Ice Harvest. The harvest will be held on Saturday January 28, 2017. We usually start sawing ice around 9 am and we hope to have the icehouse filled by 2 or 3 pm.
thick enough, otherwise we will demonstrate the historic ice cutting tools and equipment.
inches of ice on the millpond so if the cold temperatures continue we should be able to have a good harvest.
Check the Ice Harvest Hotline 570-894-8205 for updates.
Some Local Icehouse Lure
One of the first icehouses in the Tobyhanna area was built at Millpond #1. In 1895 the Pocono Mountain Ice Company built a small icehouse at the lake on property leased from
approximately 1907, a larger ice house with a 60,000 ton capacity was built consisting of ten rooms and was 500' long, by 100' wide, by 50’ high'.
The #2 icehouse was built at the lake that is now the Tobyhanna State Park in 1897 by Shiffer Brothers for the Pocono Mountain Ice Company for $25,000.
long, by 200’ wide, by 40’ high and was located near the
A second icehouse at that lake, #3 icehouse, was built
near where the boat launch is now located.
Lynchwood Lake Ice Company was established in 1897 on land purchased from the Mason Estate by John Lynch family. An icehouse was built there in 1902.
An icehouse was built at Warnertown around 1902 by Tobyhanna Creek Ice Company.
Hopefully the weather will cooperate and the event will happen this year. It was WAY too warm last year.
Hope to see you there. This is a great event.
cool piece of history there