Boatyards and Yachts Burn in $1,000,000 Blaze

Issue 10 and Volume 104.

Boatyards and Yachts Burn in $1,000,000 Blaze Fire July 12th, starting with an explosion aboard the 58-ft. pleasure yacht Maquis, laid up for repairs in a shed at the City Island, N. Y., Yacht Basin, Inc., on the east side of the Island, facing Long Island Sound, destroyed six large motor craft, and spread to seven buildings before firemen, responding to five alarms, brought it under control. it is reportedly the first time fivealarms have been struck for a blaze in that area. Cause of the blast was attributed to ignition of volatile fumes by Fire Marshal Sullivan of the New York Fire Department. The explosions, following in rapid order, spread the fire quickly over an area of 350 x 150 feet. Five frame buildings in the yard were destroyed, including costly motor boats and yachts. The mechanic who was working on the cruiser in which the fire developed was…

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