Issue 13 and Volume 45.

BIG PIER DESTROYED IN JERSEY CITY On March 18 fire practically destroyed a freight pier of the Lehigh Valley Railroad company at the foot of Washington street, Jersey City, N. J. The blaze started on pier B, which was totally destroyed, and spread to pier C, doing considerable damage there. The fire was discovered in the shape of a narrow strip of flame in one corner of the pier, which did not overhang the water’s edge, and consisted of a shed, 400 ft. long, running as far as the water. There were twenty or thirty loaded freight cars inside when the flames started. Six locomotives were brought into use and the cars were hauled out to safety, with the loss of only two. Fifteen tugs of the Lehigh Valley and the Central Railway of New Jersey, each equiped with fire hose, steamed around to the piers and turned streams on…

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