1951Cape Pond Ice Company sold Fernwood Lake and the surrounding land to the city for water.Economy and Industry, Land Ownership, Local Businesses

Ice harvest on Fernwood Lake Ice Company, February 12, 1939. William A. Strople, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 21137
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The land was purchased for $40,000.

Gloucester Daily Times. "Council Votes Further Study on Garbage Matter, Adopts Temporary Loan." January 11, 1951. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/
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