Detroit Free Press 8 Sep 1915 Wed
Bosserdet Yacht Plant Is Razed by Mysterious Night Blaze. Fire of undetermined origin destroyed destroyed the plant of the Bosserdet Bosserdet Yacht company, (n Motort.oat lane, about 10:30 o'clock Tuesday night and burtivd two new boats tinder construction. A 42-foot 42-foot 42-foot tugboat, tugboat, nearly completed, which was being built for th city, was burned to the water.'; edge. Walklnu his beat on the river front. Patrolman I. M. Smith first saw the tire, which ho says wat just starting. He ran to tho nearest nearest alarm box on Jefferson avenue about two city blocks .distant, anil by the time he readied lt the whole plant was wrapped ft llames. It wa, the most spectacular Are on the east side river front since the burning of the ttellclsb bridce Score of small craft hovered about tho river and canal near tho plant and h wn.. with difficulty that tho tire tug Chief Kllioti ' cot two streams on the lire. The building was of wood construction construction and was nearly ruined when several engine companies arrived. arrived. The firemen directed most of their efforts to Having adjoining adjoining property. Several gasoline launches on tho ways next to the yacht compnny's plant were slightly slightly scorched. The loss wn estimated at SIB -ftoo -ftoo and was partlallv covered by Insurance. N'o watchman was in the huildint; at the time the fire broke out. according to the oro-prietor. oro-prietor. oro-prietor.