HOSE COMPANY, NO. 1
By Capt. Franklin Ellis314
Ocean Engine and Hose Company, No. 1, was organized at Chatham Four corners, June 16, 1858, with Chauncey H. Peak, foreman; Peter Reasoner, secretary, and six members. In 1859 it became an incorporated body, and has since that period had a very flourishing existence. There are at present fifty-five members, having M. S. Beach as foreman, and L. E. Callender, secretary. The apparatus consists of a No. 1 Button & Blake seventeen-inch stroke machine, built in 1859, and five hundred feet of rubber hose. The company has participated with credit in several musters, and was admitted into the State association in August, 1876.
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