Leadership

TO PROTECT LUMBER TOWNS.

Issue 23 and Volume 1895 16.

TO PROTECT LUMBER TOWNS. There are a large number of lumber centers along the Grand Trunk railroad almost totally lacking in fire protection. This chain of towns extends through the woods of Northern Vermont and New Hampshire and into MaineThough not centers of great population, they are still places where considerable capital is concentrated, and the destruction of one or more would be calamitous to the interests involved. Not one of these towns has modern means of fighting fire, yet if a small fire started in one under right circumstances, it would spread into the surrounding forests and the damage be reckoned in millions. At Gorham, Me., such a fire started not long ago, and Berlin Falls was called upon for help before it was extinguished. Gorham’s only protection consists of two antinpatyd -haq|l engines, and Berlin Falls has the only ,—steamer along the iiiuTbi-road through the three states, and…

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