1848Cape Pond Ice Company was started.Economy and Industry, Local Businesses

Bill of sale to Nathaniel Webster, 1900. The Cape Pond Ice Company Collection, Box 1, FF 1, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Gloucester, MA.
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The business was started as the Gloucester Company in 1848 by the blacksmith Nathaniel R. Webster, who understood that ice was necessary for preserving fresh fish, which had previously been preserved by salting and brine. Webster dammed a local brook, which then became known as Webster’s Pond.

Cape Pond Ice History & Photos – Cape Pond Ice. https://capepondice.com/cape-pond-ice-history-photos/. The Cape Pond Ice Company Collection, Box 1, FF 1, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Gloucester, MA.
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