Firemen and Fire Engine 1, 'Water Witch,' Waldoboro, ca. 1945

Contributed by Waldoboro Fire Department


Seven Waldoboro firemen pose with Engine Number One, the Water Witch, in the 1940s. The Water Witch was a hand-pump engine with a rotary pump purchased second hand through private subscriptions by Waldoboro citizens in 1838. It was manufactured in 1776 in England. It resides in the Hauck building of the Waldoborough Historical Society.

The firemen pictured here from left to right are: Henry Hilton, Harlow Genthner, Glen Creamer, Roscoe Hinkley, Austin Achorn, Bertie Scott, and Ted Bagley.

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About This Item

  • Title: Firemen and Fire Engine 1, 'Water Witch,' Waldoboro, ca. 1945
  • Creator: Flye, Ivan
  • Creation Date: circa 1945
  • Subject Date: circa 1945
  • Town: Waldoboro
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 18 cm
  • Local Code: Fire Engine 1 1945
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Waldoboro Fire Department
1600 Atlantic Avenue, PO Box J, Waldoboro, ME 04572
(207) 832-2161

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