Black's Harbour, Sept.
21 - Fireman battled flames for about half an hour Friday morning to avert what
might have resulted in a disastrous fire. About six o'clock in the morning
Captain Joshua Justason went down to start the engine in his sardine boat,
"Genesta", which was tied up at No.1 Factory Wharf. The engine
backfired catching fire, one gasoline tank exploded and the fire spread quickly.
Before the blaze could be brought under control the pilot house and part of the
stern of the boat were burned away. Being so close to the largest sardine plant
it was imperative to get the fire out before it could spread. The "Genesta"
is about forty foot long and has a capacity of twenty hogsheads.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - September 23, 1943.