Large Pier Destroyed at Keansburg, N. J.

Issue 11 and Volume 81.

Large Pier Destroyed at Keansburg, N. J. Chief R. A. Jessen and fifteen firemen of the Keansburg, N. J., Fire Department were overcome from smoke while fighting a blaze that destroyed a large section of the New Point Comfort steamboat dock. The fire started from an unknown cause in a pavilion, 2,250 feet from shore. Within three hours the entire hook or “L” section of the pier was burned to the waters edge. The fire was discovered at 4:00 p. m. on Sunday, May 13, by an employee of the company who telephoned fire headquarters. At that time, flames were sweeping towards land and threatened the destruction of the boardwalk. Requests for assistance were sent to nearby fire departments. Aid came from West Keansburg, Red Rank, Key port, Atlantic Highlands, Middletown township, Port Monmouth and Bel ford. Seven pumpers using from two to three lines each, were in operation. Smoke…

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