Taking lake icing into own hands! #ThrowbackThursday

If the weather keeps up, we may need to resort to these icing methods to open up our lakes this season!

Grandpa, Oscar Eliason, owned and operated an icing business that cut ice from several area lakes and delivered to over 60 locations across the Northwoods! They would cut the ice in 16" cakes, store the ice blocks in sheds at various resorts and business locations in the area. Sawdust was used to cover the ice cakes as insulation to maintain the ice well into the summer season.  #tbt 

Oscar Eliason cutting ice

Cutting lake ice - Eliason

Loading and transporting ice blocks - Eliason ice business

 

This #ThrowbackThursday tidbit brought to you by Eliason Realty, with offices in Eagle River and St Germain, WI.  www.EliasonRealty.com  

Mark Meyer on March 27, 2014 at 03:38pm
Good way to make money with very little investment other than a few sore muscles loading all the ice onto & off his truck
Ray Green on March 28, 2014 at 04:22pm
Made money lowering the lake level.
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