- Joined Oct 5, 2002
A few months ago while in the waiting room of a doctors office I was reading an article about a man from New England who made a fortune in the early 1800's by harvesting pond and river ice and shipping it to Florida and the Caribbean in insulated compartments in ships to insulated buildings he had built in these tropical environments. Of course, before I finished the article I was called in and then forgot to make note of the magazine on my haste to depart. It may have been the Smithsonian magazine but I am not sure. I believe that he may also have been involved in some sort of conspiracy to prevent Dr. John Gorrie of Appalachacola, Fl. from getting financial backing and/or patents for his early work in mechanical refigeration. I would appreciate any information or leads so I can fill in the gaps on these events.