1917-1918The Inner Harbor froze over.Events & Anniversaries, Natural Disasters

Ice skating on the frozen harbor, c. 1916. Chester Walen, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 18861
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The harbor froze occasionally during this period. In the bitterly frigid winter of 1917-18, Gloucester Harbor was frozen as far out as the breakwater for six weeks and people could walk across the water from downtown to Eastern Point.

Garland, Joseph E. Gloucester on the Wind: America’s Greatest Fishing Port in the Days of Sail. Arcadia, 1995.
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