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The Frozen-Water Trade
Weightman's story is one of astounding American ingenuity and steadfast ambition chronicling the founding and growth of the ice industry by Frederic Tudor of Boston in the early 1800's. Born to a well-to-do Boston family, his inheritance was lost by his father's poor investments in land and commodities. Determined to find a use for the fresh water ice that formed on ponds, lakes and rivers of the Northeast, he learned through trial and error the best t...