Where would the food industry be without ice? Not in an appetizing place. Fifty-minute tours show the vital part played by ice. Nowadays, people take ice for granted and thats part of the theme of our tour, how much things have changed, said owner Scott Memhard. We like to tie in the history of our industry and our company, the fishing industry, the whole Perfect Storm story, and peoples lives today. Tours take visitors through the plant, where they see 300-pound blocks of ice, walk into the icehouse freezer, marvel at an ice sculpture exhibit, and watch boats pull into the harbor and load up with ice. With icehouse freezer kept at 28 degrees, warm clothing and practical shoes recommended. 104 Commercial St., 978-283-0174, www.capepondice.com; tours Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat.: 7:30a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sun. 7:30 a.m.-Noon., adults $10, seniors and children under 12 $8, under 7 free.
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