At a 1925 ice harvest in Maine, men separated the cut ice and guided it to an elevator at the ice house.

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At a 1925 ice harvest in Maine, men separated the cut ice and guided it to an elevator at the ice house.

How a Massachusetts man invented the global ice market

An entrepreneur’s 1806 scheme to sell chunks of frozen New England ponds still shapes how we live. By Leon Neyfakh

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Two New England professors make waves by calling on colleagues to get more ambitious.

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