Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

Ice Harvest Festival: Tully, NY

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rjf91mNYRM

We use ice nearly every day and I don’t think I have ever considered the process of ice harvesting. Today we have ice makers. But “back in the day” large blocks of ice were used to keep refrigerators cool to save milk and other things. This video shows and explains the process of ice harvesting. This was in February 2009 during an Ice Harvest Festival in Tully, NY. Gordon Howard is the narrator. The ice has to be scored, which basically makes a grid in the ice so you know where to saw. Large saws are used to cut along the scores or grid. Once the ice squares are removed they are guided, using special tools, onto horse drawn sleighs. Then they are transported to the ice house where they are packed in saw dust, which keeps the large ice blocks from melting. All videography and reporting was done by Peter Chen. And all editing was done by me, Jana Edwards. And with this being my final project, I’m ready to graduate next week!

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Written by ijanah

May 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm

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