Ellsworth firefighters, using an aerial ladder, gain access to the upper level of C&C Machine Shop at 328 Bucksport Road Thursday night. The fire was called in at 5:45 p.m.

Fires Hit Machine Shops In Ellsworth and Trenton



TRENTON — C&C Machine Shop at 328 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, and Nautilus Marine Fabrication at the Trenton Business Park on Route 3 were badly damaged by fires Thursday evening.

Ellsworth firefighters, using an aerial ladder, gain access to the upper level of C&C Machine Shop at 328 Bucksport Road Thursday night. The fire was called in at 5:45 p.m.
Ellsworth firefighters, using an aerial ladder, gain access to the upper level of C&C Machine Shop at 328 Bucksport Road Thursday night. The fire was called in at 5:45 p.m. —STEPHEN FAY

The fire at C&C was called in at 5:45 p.m. The fire at Nautilus was reported at 6:30 p.m.

Firefighters in Trenton pour water on sagging Nautilus Marine Fabrication structure.
Firefighters in Trenton pour water on sagging Nautilus Marine Fabrication structure. —STEPHEN FAY

Fire departments throughout Hancock County turned out in the driving rain to fight the flames or stand by for other departments.

The damage at Nautilus Marine appeared to be extensive Thursday night. The blaze at C&C appeared to have been contained to one large structure.

Additional information, including information about the cause, was not available Thursday night.

C&C describes itself as a general auto repair shop. Nautilus Marine describes itself as a locally owned company specializing in marine metal fabrication, abrasive water jet material cutting, boat propeller repair, new propeller sales, and non-toxic hydraulic fluid sales.

Established in 1983, Nautilus Marine Fabrication became known for producing heavy bronze deck and propeller shaft hardware and quality stainless steel marine hardware. It moved to the Trenton Industrial Park in 1999 where it specialized in marine metal fabrication, precision abrasive water jet materials cutting and marine propeller sales and service.

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