1832The East Gloucester Fire Company was organized.People and Communities, Events & Anniversaries, Government and Public Service, Fires, City Departments

Fireman portrait, c. 1870s. W. H. T. Jameson, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 14018
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The engine was located in a house on East Main Street at the corner of the way that led to George Dennis & Sons’ wharf.

Somes, John J. The Gloucester Fire Department: Its History and Work from 1793 to 1893: The Old Machines, Fire Clubs, Hand Engines, Steamers, Etc., Etc., and the Part Each Performed in Fighting Fires, with a Record of Fires from 1656 to 1893. Proctor Brothers, 1892.
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