Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Fred Bodin Submits-


Gloucester Harbor, circa 1900

This 5×7 inch glass negative was part of a panorama, that swept to the right to include Downtown and the Fort. At the time, horse–drawn wagons would transport fishermen to the ships and fish back to market. In my 33 years here, I saw the harbor frozen once. Being a foolish young man, I walked from the Old Yacht Club on Rocky Neck about 1/4 of the way out to Ten Pound Island. I turned around and creeped back. Lesson learned.

Fredrik D. Bodin

Bodin Historic Photo 82 Main Street Gloucester, MA 01930


  • Great snapshot. Great historical vignette.
    Thanks, and beware of thin ice!


  • Cool…


  • yep, that’s cold !


  • As a kid we walked from Palvilion Beach pass grease pole toward ten pound but ice was weaker because or current of river so went back after getting wet to the knees;That was early 60’s From inside ten pound to inner harbor we use to drive through ice with our fishing boats and leave streaks of red ,green and blue bottom paint that was worn off as we tried to move in and out of harbor.My father added ice sheeting and steel wedge to bow for ice breaking ice in River but was sometimes not able to get through.


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