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Winter ice harvesting on Sunset Lake in 1912

At left, the Grand Trunk Railway harvested ice from Sunset Lake and loaded it up at an ice ramp adjacent to the water tower on the causeway over Sunset Lake. The railroad shipped it to a storage facility in Illinois. At right, a view of the Godshalk ice harvest on Sunset Lake, which was for local consumption. The Godshalk ice house is in the background. The ice was kept from thawing by covering each layer with “marsh hay.”

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