Ice Harvesting operation on Lake Simcoe at the foot of the 8th Line. Pictured are a set of workers preparing to guide rectangular blocks of ice down a channel and into a conveyor for transport to the ice storage house on shore. Cliff Carscadden was in charge of the laying out of the icefield and manning the circular saw mounted on a sled. Savannah Lodge appears in the upper left hand corner. Ice harvested from Lake Simcoe was shipped all over Canada and the United States. Large industries grew up around the cutting, storing and shipping of the ice. The railways built spur lines into places on the lake to pick up the ice, which was harvested in blocks — some weighing over 300 pounds. The ice would be stored in ice houses between layers of sawdust.