One of the last remaining ice harvests operating in New England, Rockywold Deephaven Camps in Holderness New Hampshire keeps the tradition alive because, "no one wants a refrigerator in their cabin. Everyone wants an ice box."
Each winter the crew harvest approximately 16x12 inch blocks of ice, each weighing about 150 pounds, totaling about 1,400 blocks, or two tons, which are stored in ice houses and packed with saw dust to prevent melting during the warmer months.
The tradition has been the heart of the camps mission for over a hundred years. It's a connection with the environment that guests appreciate and draws generations of visitors back to Squam Lake every summer.
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