Shell Plant Burned at Canton

Issue 4 and Volume 57.

Shell Plant Burned at Canton The frame and corrugated iron building of the Chesapeake Shell Company, at Canton, Md.. which was about 100 by 200 feet in area and three stories high, was destroyed by fire one evening recently with a loss of about $125,000. Its contents consisted of crushed shell and poultry feed. The cause is unknown. An Amcrican-La France motor pumping engine and a steam fire engine were in service and had three streams on the building through 2,500 feet of hose; drafting from the river. A heavy fog delayed the arrival of the apparatus. Photo Courtesy of Sandusky “Star-Journal.”

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