Conneaut Lake in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Ice Industry and the Ice Houses
The Conneaut Lake Ice Company was founded in 1880 at the end of the canal era, and as railroads were becoming a dominate method of transportation. Ice harvesting, storage, and shipping was an important business for Evansburg, now Conneaut Lake Borough, employing 200 men in the winter and 100 during the summer. The Meadville and Linesville Railroad transported 100,000 tons annually from Conneaut Lake.
The business flourished until the 1920's when electric refrigeration replaced blocks of ice. The last ice was harvested for the Conneaut Lake Ice Company in 1929.
Location. 41° 36.201′ N, 80° 18.044′ W. Marker is in Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Click for map. This marker and 2 others are located in Ice House Park in Conneaut Lake Borough. Marker is in this post office area: Conneaut Lake PA 16316, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Railroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Geology (within shouting distance of this marker); Conneaut Reservoir (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing); Erie Extension Canal (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Erie Extension Canal (approx. 5.1 miles away); French Creek Feeder (approx. 6.8 miles away); Meadville (approx. 7.8 miles away); Desegregation of Pennsylvania Schools (approx. 7.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Conneaut Lake.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.