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Water Supply at the Boston Fire of November 28, 1889.*

Issue 1 and Volume 8.

Water Supply at the Boston Fire of November 28, 1889.* The daily papers have given very complete details of the fire which occurred in Boston on November 28, but the question of the water supply is, I think, worthy of our further consideration. The accompanying plan shows the outlines of the burned district, the sizes of the pipes, and the location of the hydrants. The accompanying table gives the steamers in service at the fire, their location, hours in service, quantity per minute, and approximate total quantity thrown on the fire by each steamer. By Dexter Brackett. From the Journal of the New England Water, works Association. The total number of engines engaged at the fire was fiftysix, of which number two were destroyed by falling walls soon after the fire began, and two —16 and 18—broke down after a few hours’ service; so that the total number of steamers…

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