You thought the deep freeze was bad? The winter of 1918 was worse
12 Jan 2018
During the winter of 1917-18, Long Island Sound filled with huge cakes of floating ice that made maritime travel dangerous for weeks. Several steamboats were damaged while plowing through ice fields, and the New London-Groton ferry struggled to operate because ice clogged its docks on both sides of the Thames River.
Much of New London Harbor was covered with ice, leaving vessels lying at anchor cut off from the city.