Whether you've visited us in Gloucester, or you just wish you could, sign Our Cape Pond Ice Guestbook.
If you haven't signed our Guest Book, send us a message! Include a photo of you wearing Cape Pond Ice Apparel and we'll also add you to the photo gallery.
I just received my shirt I had ordered this past week. I have to say that it is one of the "coolest" shirts ever! I love how it came in an ice bag, that was awesome. Your company has one of the most basic products, ice, but your marketing and company image is one of the best ever. It's a shame more companies are not as creative and solid like yours. I would own more company's t-shirts!
Anyways, thanks for the shirt, I can't believe how fast it got here! I'm from Indiana, and if I ever get to Gloucester, I am definately taking a tour of Cape Pond Ice. Keep up the good work!
--A very impressed Hoosier
Thanks for your great web site and please put the picture of me wearing my Cape Pond Ice Shirt in Hot California. It was about 90 degrees outside that day! And I thought it was going to be cooler than the day I left NJ.
Hi guys, Just wanted to let you know that I purchased your Perfect Storm 9/11 shirt about a year ago and I fish in it all the time. I've caught several big fish, but unfortunately, the way I would hold the fish always covered up your logo, but this time I used my last 3 brain cells. (see pic).
I look forward to purchasing more items from you.You guys have a really, "Cool" thing going on!
Dan Meenan, Acton, MA
This is possibly the best site I have ever encountered. It is easy to navigate and to order from. You have done a marvelous job of marketing the business and anticipating the user's needs. Thanks!
I picked up your flyer at Woodman's last weekend. It was my first time there (although I've been to Farnham's a hundred times; I'm doing the "fried clam highway" tour featured in last month's Yankee Magazine).
Cape Pond Ice was part of every Fourth of July for me, growing up. The family would visit my aunt in Rockport, where we'd enjoy the parade, the band concert and the bonfire. But the day always started with a trip to Cape Pond Ice, so we could make ice cream the old-fashioned way.
Mom cooked the batter, and as Dad cranked, he would recollect how as a boy he would wait patiently for the horse-drawn ice wagon. He'd watch the ice man throw the canvas back, brush the sawdust away, and chip out a perfect block for the icebox. Then, with the tongs, the man would throw the block over his shoulder, which was covered with a rubber sheet, and go around to the back of the house. Dad always hoped to catch a flying chip or two for himself, and he was seldom disappointed.
Thanks for stirring a happy memory!
I just wanted to say thanks a lot. A few years ago, I bought a few caps from your company. One is in storage as a back up and the other I wear all over the place. From Florida, California to Bangkok my trusty Cape Pond has been with me.
Sometimes I try to look for other hats, but I always come back to my Cape Pond :)
Again thanks!! and have a great day to all in the company.
Dear Cape Pond Ice "Guys",
I saw your blurb in the Globe last week and HAD to get a shirt for my husband who grew up in Gloucester. He was thrilled and surprised to get such a unique gift! FYI, however, the size of the XL weathered sweatshirt seems to run a bit small. (I've already ordered a larger one for him and will keep the original for my son.)
A quick story about your brochure: When my husband got over the surprise, he reminded me that his brother-in-law's father, Joe Tebo, used to deliver Cape Pond ice to them in Gloucester "way back when". And what was even better was the vintage photo you have on your brochure. The original photo had another row of employees, seated I think, and Joe's dad was somewhere in the middle. That photo still hangs in my brother-in-law's house in Rockport and we see it every time we visit! I have a feeling that your brochure almost beats out the logo shirts for "coolness" at our house...
Best Wishes and Thank You.
James Orr, Easley, SC
Don't change anything, especially the logos, shirts and caps !
Roberta Cross, Lansing, MI
I have watched "The Perfect Storm" hundreds of times. I love the East Coast, and feel for all the families of Gloucester and their losses. Love the water, fishing, and am going to definitely make Gloucester a part of our trip to the East Coast.
John Rohrs, Putnam County, NY
I can't wait to visit the factory and have a cold one at the Crows Nest, paying my respect to all the lost fisherman.
Got home yesterday from a weekend in Gloucester ~ wish we were still there! So much history, so many beautiful things to see. Thank you, Scott and the guys, for the unexpected tour of the place! So interesting! Some of the locals said we wouldn't like the Crow's Nest... they couldn't have been more wrong! We loved it, the people were great. I met a woman they call "Auntie" ~ I went to Gloucester hoping to meet real people, with real stories to tell, and she was it. Wonderful woman, hope to see her again! We'll definitely be back! Thanks for a great weekend!
Thanks for adding my photo to your gallery! (Grand Teton National Park)
Great website guys, I'm originally from Gloucester but I moved to Orlando 2 years ago. I miss the ocean but not the winters. Like one other person said sometimes when the wind is right I can pick up the smell of the Atlantic in Central Florida and when I say that people just give me a strange look. I guess you had to grow up on the water. Anyway have a great Fiesta and summer.
The Sound School Maritime Literature Class
New Haven, CT Dear Mr. Memhard, Thank you very much for the tour you gave us. We all found the Cape Pond Ice operation very interesting and found it fascinating how everything worked and all the boats and fishermen you deal with. Thank you again for the tour and we look forward to seeing you next year. Sincerely,
The Sound School Maritime Literature Class
Pat from Robbinsville, NC
Hi. I was born and raised in Gloucester, went to Maplewood School, Beeman School, good ole Central Grammar, and GHS, class of 65. Have watched The Perfect Storm many times so I won't forget what home looks like. Moved away in 88 and went home to visit family in July 2000. Miss the ocean almost as much as my family. When you tell someone you can smell the ocean, they look at you like you have grown a second head. Anyway, thanks for the website, I visit it often.
I'm a Gloucester native now living in MN and wear my Cape Pond shirt proudly every time I go back home for a visit. I have to bring back shirts for my friends, they love them.
Melissa from Winchester, NH
After watching the movie "Perfect Storm". I became very much interested in learning more about the history of Gloucester and the story of the six men who died at sea. My Husband and I plan on returning to visit real soon. I had a great time learning more about the area where the "Perfect Storm" movie had been filmed. I have told my family and friends about our visit to Gloucester. They were very interested in learning more and maybe visit. I tried to get a look at the ship that was used in the movie, but it had been moved from the location near Cape Pond Ice. I so very much wanted to see it in person. Well I can still dream.
I saw the Sea Hunters program and am confused and hope one of you in the know can explain something. The program took the time to show 3 new targets against the 1988 Antisubmarine warfare plotting chart and estimated the Andrea Gail could have traveled some 230 k. "from her last radio report", yet they go and search an area SW of Sable which does not fit their own criteria? Why was this? Any ideas? Great site. Thanks!
Tim from Texas
Hey Coolest Guys! My wife and I visited Gloucester this past week and we had a great time . Stopped by the Crow's Nest and had a couple of beers. We also picked up a couple of Cape Pond Ice T-shirts. We'll be back soon to do a little whale watching and some deep sea fishing! See-ya.
Marc, from Avignon France
A great website, your story is very interesting and pictures are simply lovely. I love your t-shirts and your country. I hope to see you later this year.
Steve from Muskegon, MI. (east coast of Lake Michigan)
I have taught the book "The Perfect Storm" in my langauge arts class for several years and the students really enjoy hearing about Cape pond ice and how the fishermen, in earlier times, got their ice. They also love your shirt logos.
Dennis from Chicago, IL
Looks very interesting! I would like to stop by your place the next time I visit New England on vacation.
Anthony from West Harrison, NY
I had visited Gloucester and had gone to the Crows Nest for a couple of beers and ended up staying for a night. Very friendly town, my next visit will include Cape Pond Ice, thats for sure and probably back to the Crows Nest for another beer.
Sarah from New York
Hey Coolest Guys, What a great website! Love the way you feature Gloucester. Love, The Coolest Aunt (NYC)
Claudette from Nashua, NH
Ice works is just out of this world, some beautiful pics done by you folks, truly, works of art.
Sharon from Ohio
Can't wait to visit this year. Sounds like a great town - can't wait to meet some fishermen!!!