McCurdy's Smokehouse

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One of many 5 buildings that make up McCurdy’s Smokehouse was swept away to Canada throughout a storm

A historic constructing within the US has grow to be the topic of a world dispute after it was swept away to a Canadian island throughout a blizzard.

McCurdy’s Smokehouse in Lubec, Maine, is the final conventional herring facility within the US and is on the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations.

However final week’s “bomb cyclone” tore one of many 5 buildings from its pylons and floated it to a Canadian island.

Its stays are in a tug-of-war between scavengers and preservationists.



Rachel Rubeor, president of Lubec Landmarks, a nonprofit organisation that works to protect the smokehouse, told the Bangor Daily News Canadian officers refuse to let her crew salvage the constructing’s stays, till the authorized claims by Canadian scavengers may be sorted out.

“The bureaucratic nonsense is hampering us bigtime,” she stated. “Let’s face it. It is not like we’re terrorists or something.”

Massive parts of the constructing’s roof, flooring, fire, and facet partitions survived the storm.

However Canadian scavengers have begun reducing off components of the construction with chainsaws, Ms Rubeor stated.

Ms Rubeor stated she hopes to unfold out the stays among the many different 4 McCurdy’s buildings.

A consultant for New Brunswick power and assets couldn’t be reached.