|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.
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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.