1955On June 8, 1955, a fire on a fishing dragger spread to the Slade-Gorton plant in East Gloucester.Events & Anniversaries, Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry, Fires

Gloucester Daily Times. “Residents Evacuated as Fire Menances Ward 1 Houses.” June 8, 1955. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/
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Firefighters battled the blaze for over five hours and the estimated damage was between $75,000 and $90,000. Twenty-three people were evacuated and the plant was completely wrecked by the fire.

Gloucester Daily Times. "Residents Evacuated as Fire Menances Ward 1 Houses." June 8, 1955. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/
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