Fresh Pond Ice Loading Area
GPS Coordinates – 42.743010 / -71.672455
Fresh Pond Ice company moved their ice harvesting location from Fresh pond in Cambridge MA to Lake Potanipo in 1890’s. They proceeded to build several large ice houses on the shores of the lake to harvest ice from the clear cool waters.
In order to get the ice to the Boston area, the Fresh Pond ice company worked with the Fitchburg railroad and connected those rail lines to the Milford/Wilton lines. The trains would be loaded around the back of the building as shown above. This area was one of the main loading areas before the ice was shipped by train to facilities in Somerville and Cambridge MA, and then distributed from there to customers.