|Robert Lewis illustrates the 10-foot-two-inch "icebergs" settled on the harbor flats|
at low tide. Photo by Robert's father, Captain William Lewis.
An expert, reliable and comprehensive source for information, reviews and opinions that will help visitors (and even Townies) find and share the very best of Provincetown. TheYearRounder is an outstanding source for trusted recommendations for restaurants, lodging, award winners, bargains, recreation, entertainment, shopping, sightseeing, photo opportunities, upcoming events, and stories from our colorful history... Join me on my PTown quest for the best, as we explore all things Provincetown!
- Liz's Cafe Earns TheYearRounder's 'Best Bite' Award in Their Opening Weeks
- In Provincetown, Celebrate Earth Day With a Walk in Any Direction
- Goodbye to a PTown Summer, and Farewell to Our Friend Khris Francis
- Provincetown History - Cookie's Tap
- Fabled Foodie Anthony Bourdain Visits Old PTown Haunts, Where He Started Out
- Provincetown's Oldest House, and a Tale of Two Time Capsules
- Green Cars Get Parking Perks in PTown
- Provincetown's Town House, or Original Town Hall, From 1854 to 1877
- End of an Era for Adams Pharmacy
- This Weeks Hot Ticket - Portuguese Fest Clam Feed
Friday, February 1, 2019
Frigid Cold in PTown Recalls Coldest Winter in Memory, 101 Years Ago
About once every winter season we get a brutally frigid day or two, and people ask me about Provincetown's most notorious winter, along with the ice floes that were more than 10 feet high, clogging the harbor for a month.
Read my original article, which included this photo of ice floes more than 10 feet high, which took over the harbor in Februaury of 1918. Fishermen were unable to go to work, and the coal barges were unable to navigate the harbor to replenish Provincetown's exhausted heating fuel supply for weeks on end. Click on Provincetown's Most Miserable Winter to learn more about that dreadful winter.
Posted by TheYearRounder at 3:50 PM No comments:
Location:Provincetown, MA USA Provincetown Harbor, Massachusetts, USA
Subscribe to: Posts (Atom)