Another great Innovation for Ice Harvesting
Natural Ice Harvesting
Source: The heart of New englang
Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth, one of Tudor’s ice harvesting foreman developed many specialized tools such as plows and saws to improve the harvesting of ice. In 1858, the Tudor company expanded their harvesting operations to Milton, New Hampshire. Ice was harvested in the winter and stored in huge ice houses to allow for year round distribution. During the summer months, special ice trains carried, on the average, fifty cars a day from Milton. In 1880, the Wakefield, New Hampshire area followed suit and opened the Independent and Driver’s Union Ice companies.