Contributed by National Archives at Boston
Oil fires burning in this oil tank,which was located next to the firefighter training structure on Little Chebeague Island were put out by sailors learning shipboard firefighting.
The U.S. Navy used the island during World War II for recreation facilities and to teach firefighting to sailors.
The tank was labeled "Building 22." A 1947 appraisal of the Navy's property on the island done for the War Assets Administration listed the tank as four feet high and made of welded steel.
About This Item
- Title: Oil tank, Little Chebeague Island, 1947
- Creator: Swan, Clifford
- Creation Date: 1947-10-11
- Subject Date: 1947-10-11
- Local Name: Little Chebeague Island
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 7.6 cm x 13.3 cm
- Local Code: ARC #607653, Box 30, 23/06/09-6
- Collection: Record Group 270: Records of the War Assets Administration; Real Property Disposal Case Files
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Fire prevention--Study and teaching--Maine
- United States. Navy.
- Military bases, American
- Military training--Maine--Little Chebeague Island
- Buildings--Maine--Little Chebeague Island
- Little Chebeague Island (Me.)
- Schools--Maine--Litte Chebeague Island
- Casco Bay (Me.)
- Fire extinction--Maine
For more information about this item, contact:National Archives at Boston
380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452
This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. No Permission is required to use the low-resolution watermarked image for educational use, or as allowed by the applicable copyright. For all other uses, permission is required.
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.