1805: Frederick Tudor

Frederick Tudor (1783–1864) founder of the Natural Ice Trade was known as the “Ice King.” Tudor came from a wealthy Boston family; instead of following in his brother’s footsteps and going to Harvard, he quit school at age 13. An ambitious young man he worked on the family farm and in the Boston harbor. During this time, Tudor had the idea of shipping frozen water to the colonists in the West Indies.  Learn more.

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