A 173-year-old enterprise that was began to fill a necessity for Gloucester’s fishing trade continues to be doing its job on the waterfront.
At some point final week, plant supervisor Larry Memhard and his crew at Cape Pond Ice Firm on Industrial Avenue have been busy filling up the holds of native fishing boats with ice to maintain their contemporary catches contemporary. Among the many prospects have been the fishing vessel Sea Farmer II and Capt. TJ Ott’s Sizzling Tuna, which is featured in Nationwide Geographic’s actuality TV present “Depraved Tuna.”
Cape Pond Ice was began as Gloucester Co. in 1848 by blacksmith Nathaniel R. Webster, who acknowledged the necessity for supplying the contemporary fish trade with a dependable, quantity supply of ice. Previous to that point fish – primarily halibut and cod – was preserved by salting and brine.
The fishing vessels pulling as much as the corporate wharf take anyplace from 300 kilos to 30 tons of ice per fishing journey, in accordance with Cape Pond Ice’s web site. Cape Pond Ice can pump at a ton per minute on as much as three fishing vessels at a time.
The corporate is open 12 months spherical, and round the clock for business appointments.