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The Frozen Water Trade

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The Frozen Water Trade by Gavin Weightman
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In the days before artificial refrigeration, it was thought impossible to transport ice for long distances. But one man, Frederic Tudor, was convinced it could be done. This is the story of how, almost single-handedly, and in the face of near-universal mockery, he established a vast industry that would introduce the benefits of fresh ice to large parts of the globe. Thanks to Tudor, the American fashion for drinks "on the rocks" spread to tropical areas such as the West Indies and British India. By the 1830s fleets of schooners carried the frozen cargo, packed with sawdust and tarpaulins for insulation, to all corners of the world. The harvesting of the ice from New England's lakes employed thousands of men. The frozen water trade had a profound influence on the tastes of a large part of the world, but with the development of artificial cooling systems in the first quarter of the 20th century, the huge industry established by Frederic Tudor vanished as if it had never been.

Author Biography

Gavin Weightman is an experienced television documentary-maker (producer/director/writer), journalist and author of many books such as The Making of Modern London: 1815--1914, The Making of Modern London: 1914--1939, London River, Picture Post Britain and Rescue: A History of the British Emergency Services (Boxtree).
Release date Australia
March 17th, 2003
Audiences
  • General (US: Trade)
  • Tertiary Education (US: College)
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 b/w illus, 29 b/w plates (16pp), Index
Imprint
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Pages
224
Dimensions
129x198x14
ISBN-13
9780007102860
Product ID
1629912

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