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Gravesend Bay is a patchwork of ice floes after weeks of frigid weather froze it and parts of the lower harbor into a scene typical of the Arctic (or Antarctic). The bay froze solid in 1917, trapping boats and temporarily cutting Coney Island off from coal shipments, which were delivered by boat back in those days, according to the New York Times.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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