IceCutting1914

Men get reading to use this ice cutting on Lake Scugog the early part of the century. Ice from the lake was cut into large blocks and packed under sawdust in ice sheds along the lakefront to be sold to customers. On one occassion in 1932 the Port Perry Star reported Sam N. Griffen Lumber Co. had stored more than 10,000 cakes of ice (estimated weight one million pounds) over the winter to keep things cool during the next summer.
1915 Ice being stored for summer supply is of good quality this winter, being a full 18 inches thick and thoroughly clear throughout.
1924 – About 3,000 cakes of cut ice have been stored in the ice house this season by the Farmer’s Union Milling Co.
1932 – Sam N. Griffen Lumber Co. has stored 10,000 cakes of ice (estimated weight one million pounds) this year to keep things cool this summer.

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