Ice House

Underground natural freezers called “ice houses” were built by the Pacific Steam Whaling Company in the late 19th century. Of the five visible icehouses, four have collapsed while this one remains in usable condition. Capturing the interior of this unique structure required that we climb through a narrow entrance and down a ladder. Plastic milk bottles were illuminated using cell phones to provide light. A Leica BLK scanner was used to capture the architectural details. The frozen dirt walls have been cut away in this point cloud to reveal the internal support posts.



Field Documentation:

July 12, 2018

Field Documentation Type:

Terrestrial LiDAR

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