Boston, MA Machine Shop Fire, Sept 1870


Another Conflagration at East Boston---Machine-Shop and Other Property Destroyed--Loss $150,000--

BOSTON, Sept. 20.---Boston was visited by another destructive fire this morning, which broke out in MAYNARD'S machine-shop, formerly the locomotive works of McKAY & ALDUS. The main building, of wood, 200 feet long, was burned. Also McKay's wharf, and two barks lying alongside were nearly destroyed, together with the machine-shop of GEORGE M. BIRD, and the rigging loft of A. B. LOWE. An explosion of naphtha during the fire created alarm, and tended to spread the flames. The vessels burned were the St. Cloud, just from New-York, and the Nova Scotia, of Boston. The Atlantic Company lose largely in machinery. The total loss is estimated at $150,000; insured about one-half. Among the principal losers are Mr. MAYNARD, $50,000---insured for $20,000; Atlantic Works Company, $35,000---fully insured; Boston Car-wheel Company, $3,000; Mr. BIRD, $2,500; the two vessels about $8,000, with some smaller losses.

The New York Times, New York, NY 21 Sept 1870