Ice harvesting played major role in County life

You may have heard a family member refer to the refrigerator as the "ice box".

This comes from the time when people used to put food near a big block of ice to keep it cold and 'frigerated.' The way to get these blocks of ice was to harvest them.

Kim Smith, a member of the Presque Isle Historical society, says that ice harvesting used to play a big role in The County.