RESULTS WEEK 1 | try Mr. Goulart’s local history hunt #GloucesterMA Throwback Thursday

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Gloucester, Mass.- Great teacher at Gloucester High School, Shaun Goulart, creates a local history scavenger hunt trivia game for his 9th grade students that takes place weekly for 6 weeks. We’re taking the challenge one week after the students. Good luck!

ANSWERS TO SHAUN GOULART’S LOCAL HISTORY TRIVIA WEEK ONE

 

How did you do? Week one delved into the history of Cape Pond Ice. More than one player “had to call a friend”, Scott Memhard, owner of Cape Pond Ice and City Councilor. He kindly shared supplemental archival material included in this post. Stop here if you prefer to go back to see questions only from 3/10/19 Week One trivia questions

Continue to scroll for the answers.

 

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1)In 1848 a blacksmith named Nathaniel R. Webster started a company by damming a local brook. What did the brook become known as?  ANSWER. VETERANS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAMPUS

2)What did Webster’s company become known as? ANSWER. CAPE POND ICE

3)Take a picture at the present day location of the company 

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4)Take a picture of the street named after him with a member in it. ANSWER. WEBSTER STREET

5)What is in place of the brook today?  MATTOS FIELD-  ABOVE = FRAT CLUB AND BELOW EVENTUALLY LEADS INTO LITTLE RIVER AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH

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6)Take a picture at the location of the old dam with a member in front. ANSWER. THE SCHOOL

 

 

 

PART II

7)A competitor to Webster named Francis W. Homans in 1876 created a 32 acre man-made lake. What is the lake known as? ANSWER. FERNWOOD LAKE

 

 

8)Submit a screenshot of a map of the lake (Google Maps or Google Earth)

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9)What year did the two companies merge? ANSWER. 1908

Courtesy photos below from Scott Memhard, Cape Pond Ice, Cape Ann Museum

 

 

Courtesy photo from David Collins-

“My grandfather, Millard Collins, Sr., worked for one of the ice houses for a while. He died in 1918 at age 29 in the Spanish Flu pandemic. At that time he was working for LePages’s and had taken a leave of absence to care for his brother, Jacob, who had contracted the flu first. Jacob died October 17, 1918, and my grandfather died October 28, 1918…”

“I’m enclosing a picture of my grandfather and his horse-drawn ice wagon. You can see the word “ICE” faintly written on the inside back of the wagon. The youngster atop the horse is my father, who was born in July,1912, so I date the picture to about 1913 or so.”

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Prior Posts

3/10/19 Week One trivia questions

 

Shop Local WITH THE COOLEST GUYS AROUND! – Cape Pond Ice Gift Shop – Fort Wharf, Gloucester

Shop local – Gloucester Christmas on Commercial Street – Fort Wharf / Cape Pond Ice Gift Shop – good time for replacing worn out, out-grown, or stolen (by your brother) Cape Pond Ice gear for the holidays – or for that “Cool”  friend or family member who just never got one, now’s the time…  good inventory & choices in stock.

Open Saturday 9 – 1, weekdays 9-5, or on-line:  www.capepondice.com

Partners on the Harbor

Some of Gloucester’s boats docked in the harbor. As I was reviewing the pictures, I realized the common theme was Cape Pond Ice in the background. I thought it was pretty significant because I believe Cape Pond Ice supports the fishermen and the community in many ways, often in the background. Here’s to our fishermen and Cape Pond Ice!

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Among all Gloucester’s great “shop local” options this Christmas…  don’t forget the selection of “Cool Gear” for all your “Coolest Guys, Gals and Cool Kids”, Wicked Tuna, historic ice industry books & Perfect Storm memorabilia offered in Cape Pond Ice Company’s surprising little Gift Shop, “down The Fort” at 104 Commercial Street, past Beauport Hotel.

Cape Pond Ice is open M – F from 9 – 5, & Sat. 9 – 1.  If the office/shop door is locked, check for help down back on the wharf.  Tel. 978-283-0174 or email:  coolestguys@capepondice.com.    Or check out their cool web-store:  www.capepondice.com

“Cool Gear” – solving Christmas present “problems” for “Coolest Guys & Gals & Cool Kids” & Wicked Tuna fans – t’s, sweats, caps, mugs & drinkware, Perfect Storm DVD’s & books, gift certificates and more….

Scott Memhard, PresidentCAPE POND ICE COMPANY, INC.

aka Bresnahan Ice/United Party Rental, Lawrence & Peabody Icehouse104 Commercial Street, Fort WharfGloucester, MA 01930tel: 978-283-0174 FAX 978-283-3714 cell: 978-879-9394

Closing Artists Reception for Leon Doucette & Peter Herbert ART@the Icehouse Gallery

Closing Reception for Leon Doucette & Peter Herbert

If you missed our very successful Grand Opening Reception October 13th for this Exhibit, now is your last chance!— Please join us for our upcoming Closing Artists’ Reception for Leon Doucette & Peter Herbert at ART@the IceHouse, Cape Pond Ice Company, this Saturday afternoon, November 3, from 3 pm – 6 pm.
Saturday, November 3, Closing Artists’ Reception, from 3-6 pm,
ART@the IceHouse, 104 Commercial Street, Fort Wharf, Gloucester

Please join us to view these lovely portraits, and land and sea-scapes by two talented local artists!

https://www.facebook.com/events/713080212385226/

ART@the IceHouse Gallery

ART@the Icehouse reception for Leon Doucette & Peter Herbert

Scott Memhard reflects on ART@The Icehouse reception for Peter Herbert and Leon Doucette Recent Works: “Good, appreciative crowd, in spite of all going on in Gloucester last night!” I heard it was packed and gorgeous.

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Leon Doucette and Peter Herbert recent works ART at Cape Pond Ice_ art at icehouse_courtesy photo from Scot Memhard (6)

 

Essex National Heritage Trails & Sails 2018 starts this weekend!

FREE Trails & Sails events throughout Gloucester, Cape Ann and all of Essex County during two upcoming weekends September 21-23 & 28-30, 2018!

dsc_0167.jpg3rd Annual Phyllis A Marine Association Art Show and Sale  Hosted by Phyllis A Marine Association
Climb Up City Hall Tower, Hosted by Gloucester City Hall Restoration Commission

 

Historic Ice House Guided Tours Hosted by Cape Pond Ice Company

rafe.jpgOcean Views Walk from Ravenswood to Rafe’s Chasm Hosted by Cape Ann Trail Stewards

 

Sustainable Foraging: Wild Food and Medicine by the Sea Hosted by Gloucester’s Magnolia Library & Community Center & Iris Weaver

 

IPSWICH Come Paint with Me Decorative Painting Demonstration, Hosted by Johanne Cassia, American Folk Artist, AnnTiques’ owner. Co-founder of the Woman Owned Businesses Along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway trail map celebrating street level, local women retailers from Gloucester, Essex, Ipswich and Rowley who share a regional ‘Main Street’ – Route 133/1A, part of the gorgeous 90 mile Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

10_1930293_zm.jpgANDOVER: Addison Gallery of American Art Gallery Talk: Paul Manship and His Artistic Legacy  Manship Artists Residency + Studios (MARS) President Rebecca Reynolds and Addison Gallery Associate Director and Robert M. Walker Curator of Art before 1950, Emerita Susan Faxon will discuss the significant work of Paul Manship, his influential presence in Gloucester, and his connection to the Addison.

Essex National Heritage Trails and Sails 2018

Ice Ice Baby

Ice, Ice, Baby! During the recent 2018 July 4th Heat Wave, ice was being distributed however possible, including a Tesla Model X ice wagon heading to the Market Restaurant in Annisquam, and Cape Ann Marina’s stainless 2 ton flatbed (they hoped to beat the Cut drawbridge). The vintage Harvey Cape Pond Ice truck was last seen down Thurston’s Point:

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Cape Pond Ice Company

Published by Scott Memhard

We need your help! – This may be our last chance to keep Cape Pond Ice afloat & serving Gloucester’s fleet! PLEASE contact Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo & Alexander Strysky at MA MEMA to endorse our Cape Pond Ice project and plans ahead:

Before Fiesta we need Letters & E-mails of Support for: Cape Pond Ice Plant Moderization, Re-configuration, and Supporting Restaurant/ Fish Market/ Distillery/ Parking

RE: EEA No. 15867 Cape Pond Ice Company, Gloucester

Project Description: An Environmental Notification Form (ENF) has been filed with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs by Cape Pond Ice Company, LLC to renovate an existing 34,423-sf building to reconfigure and modernize the ice plant, add 33 parking spaces within the building and convert a portion of the building to a three-level, 15,300-sf restaurant. The project may also include a distillery. The project does not include any expansion of the existing building. The site is located on filled and flowed tidelands in the Gloucester Inner Harbor Designated Port Area.

Contact: Alex Strysky, MEPA Office, 100 Cambridge Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114
Email: alexander.strysky@state.ma.us
ph: (617) 626-1025 fx: (617) 626-1181

Mayor Sefatia Giambanco Romeo Theken, City Hall, 9 Dale Avenue, Gloucester MA 01930
Email: stheken@gloucester-ma.gov
ph: (978) 281-9700

Thanks!

After 170 years, we don’t want Cape Pond Ice to end up “on the rocks” like the scalloper Artemis, or lost at sea, like the Andrea Gail!

Scott Memhard, PresidentCAPE POND ICE COMPANY, INC.aka Bresnahan Ice, Lawrence & Peabody Icehouse104 Commercial Street, Fort WharfGloucester, MA 01930tel: 978-283-0174 FAX 978-283-3714 cell: 978-879-9394

RE: EEA No. 15867 Cape Pond Ice Company, Gloucester

Project Description:

Scott Memhard, PresidentCAPE POND ICE COMPANY, INC.aka Bresnahan Ice, Lawrence & Peabody Icehouse104 Commercial Street, Fort WharfGloucester, MA 01930tel: 978-283-0174 FAX 978-283-3714 cell: 978-879-9394

Cape Pond Ice truck job

Summer is Coming – but several of our stellar Cape Pond Ice drivers have “graduated” & moved on, to the US Marine Corps & other “less Cool” but “real jobs”, so we have Driver openings we are looking to fill this Summer –  Job Description below.

We are launching smart new “RouteMan” GIS delivery software, hand-held Tablets and Bluetooth printers, http://kcsgis.com/routeman, instead of old fashioned paper delivery slips, & have a brand new Ford F750 joining our ice truck fleet – but it’s still cool, hard work, requiring physical fitness & a good driving record!

Applicants should submit an e-mail of interest with resume to Ian or Larry at:  CapePondDelivery@gmail.com  or  Office@capepondice.com

Seasonal Non-CDL Ice Delivery Driver – NO CALLS PLEASE.
E-MAIL: CapePondDelivery@gmail.com

Full-time Summer job

Job Title: Seasonal Non-CDL Ice Delivery Driver (full- or part-time, seasonal)

Location: Gloucester, Peabody & Lawrence, serving Cape Ann, the North Shore & Merrimack Valley

General Description:

PLEASE READ JOB DESCRIPTION THOROUGHLY BEFORE APPLYING. Responsible for timely, safe, and accurate delivery of packaged ice. The work you will be performing, if employed, is often hard, physical labor, and consisting of handling, delivering, and loading freezers with mostly 35 lbs (and up to 40 lbs) bags of ice. The job entails regular lifting, pushing and pulling, for which physical fitness, flexibility, strength, coordination and agility are all essential requirements.

Basic Requirements/Working Conditions:

+Exposed to wide range of temperatures and weather conditions.
+Frequently climb in/out of truck, 30-40 times per day.
+Ability to frequently lift 35 lbs and 40 lbs bags of ice.
+Ability to operate two-wheeler dolly, typically loaded to 300 lbs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

+Safely and responsibly operate 18ft box truck, occasionally up to 26ft box truck.
+Preview route prior to departure and discuss with supervisor if necessary.
+Incorporate incoming deliveries into route throughout the day.
+Communicate with office/supervisor about route progress.
+Check all equipment (handheld, printers, dollies, etc.) prior to departure.
+Pre- and post-trip vehicle check.
+Report any mechanical issues to supervisor.
+Deliver ice to stores:
-Safely park vehicle.
-Check merchandiser for damage, mechanical faults.
-Check with store manager for receiving procedure.
-Unload ice from truck, transport using two-wheeler dolly, load freezer.
-Get signature from store manager, service invoice, collect payment if necessary.
-Discuss any delivery problems with store manager and report to supervisor.
-Maintain customer relationships with store managers, clerks, etc.
+Pick up and deliver ice merchandisers.
+Unload and clean truck at end of day.
+Turn in paperwork and plug in tablet/printer at end of day.
+Supervise driver helper, if applicable.

Experience:

+Commercial driving experience a plus, but not necessary.
+Pass the physical fitness requirements of DOT physical exam.

Other Requirements:

+Must be available for weekends/holidays as required/negotiated.
+Cell phone required.
+Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
+Must be at least 18 years of age.

E-Mail:  CapePondDelivery@gmail.com or Office@capepondice.com
http://capepondice.com/employment
Fort Wharf, 104 Commercial St, Gloucester, MA  01930
Thanks!Scott —

CAPE POND ICE IN THE BOSTON GLOBE TODAY!

Scott Memhard, president of Cape Pond Ice Company, at work in the historic building on the Gloucester waterfront.
Photo Credit Jessica Rinaldi, Boston Globe Staff

You know it’s freezing outside when the icehouse — kept at a constant 28 degrees — feels warm.

Inside the venerable ice-making plant, it’s so cold you can see your breath, and stalactites grow off the ceiling. But during the recent extended cold snap, Scott Memhard, president of Cape Pond Ice Company, retreated to the historic building on the Gloucester waterfront to keep warm.

With sub-zero weather, Memhard found his workplace unusually comfortable, even as he had to deal with flooding after the Jan. 4 storm. Tidal water wreaked havoc with the machinery, but after three decades in the ice business, Memhard kept a cool head. Ice is his life — bagged ice, block ice, dry ice, crushed ice, and sculpture ice.

SCOTT MEMHARD SHARES: RARE GINORMOUS BLUE LOBSTER LANDED AT NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM!

Shared by our City Councilman Scott Memhard, “Rare gigantic Blue Lobster landed at Boston’s NE Aquarium, with ice sculptor extraordinaire Donald Chapelle, Gloucester’s own Lars Eric Miller (who wished it was a Blue Fin Tuna), Brilliant Ice Sculptures, and Cape Pond Ice, of course….!”

ICE CASTLE ON MAIN STREET

Ward One City Councilor Scott Memhard shares from Main Street:

“David Brooks from Art Haven resurrects the Christmas Ice Castle on Main Street for today’s Gloucester Middle Street Walk and Lobster Trap Christmas Tree lighting, with help from Larry and Dylan at Cape Pond Ice.

A few photos from this morning’s ice delivery, before the kid’s ice sculpting begins, and the predicted snow dresses it all up.”

Free Trails & Sails events today throughout Gloucester, Cape Ann, all of Essex County

Here’s the link to all the listings for  Essex National Heritage 2017 Trails & Sails today and tomorrow throughout Gloucester, Cape Ann and all of Essex County.

Here’s the list of Gloucester events at City Hall, Cape Ann Museum, Maritime Gloucester, Gloucester HarborWalk, Rocky Neck, Magnolia Library, Cape Pond Ice, and Pauline’s Gifts:

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Last chance: FREE & FUN Essex Trails & Sails Friday thru Sunday only

Essex National Heritage Trails & Sails 

is Essex National Heritage’s Essex County pep rally-  annual back to back weekends packed with 150+ FREE, fun, and family friendly events. Here’s the working list of the 2017 Trails & Sails events in Gloucester September 22-24th. Don’t forget to sign in! The count helps your favorite organization and locale, and you might win a prize like $150 from Dick’s Sporting Goods. 

2017 Essex National Heritage Trails and Sails #TrailsAndSails

 

2nd of two annual weekends is big in Gloucester this year

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CAPE POND ICE HISTORIC ICE HOUSE TOURS WITH TRAILS AND SAILS!

Chill with the coolest guys in town! Enjoy a cool visit to Cape Pond Ice Company, icing Gloucester’s fleet since 1848. We were featured in Sebastian Junger’s account of The Perfect Storm. Tours highlight the history of the ice industry, with vintage film of natural ice harvests. See first hand 300-pound block ice being made (up to 350 tons per day), fishing vessels taking on ice and ice sculptures being carved in our historic icehouse on Gloucester’s working waterfront.

Trails & Sails Ice House Tour Dates:

September 16, 2017, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

September 16, 2017, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

September 17, 2017, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

September 22, 2017, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

September 23, 2017, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

September 23, 2017, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

September 24, 2017, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 

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