Navy pump house, Little Chebeague Island, 1947

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During the time that the Navy's Atlantic Fleet destroyer and escort vessel training was based in Casco Bay during World War II, many sailors were trained in shipboard firefighting at a facility the Navy built on Little Chebeague Island.

The firefighter school pump house was used to store mobile engine-powered pumps that provided seawater for extinguishing practice fires at the firefighter school.

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