The
Door County
Ice Harvest

Harbor Ice

Fisherman Jake Ellefson of Washington Island recalls the days when Door County  ice came not from a freezer, but from the lake.

We interviewed Ellefson for our documentary on the history of the fishing industry in Door County, and he regaled us with tale after tale about life in Door County and on the lake. Unfortunately, we just couldn't fit all of his great stories into one video. As you'll hear, Ellefson is a natural, charming storyteller that leaves you wanting more.