Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida at the Waste Channel (Spillway) September 2021 All, This area experienced some pretty heavy rains from the recent Hurricane Ida, so I hiked the spillway to see first hand to what heights the discharge reached. It did not disappoint, not only was the water deeper in the channel but it was moving a… Continue reading Hurricane Ida

The Icehouses 1897

Wachusett Dam and Reservoir The Icehouses The Icehouses In those days, there was a great demand for ice in warm weather to preserve meat and dairy products, cool drinks and, of course, to have ice cream. Collecting ice in winter and keep it year round, businesses and homeowners developed ingenious methods for collecting and… Continue reading The Icehouses 1897