Hard to imagine there was once a huge codfish processing plant in Belvedere. Not only was the facility part of a thriving business for decades, but it burned twice, with the final fire in 1937 bringing the end of the plant and an era. Homes were developed on the site along the bay a few years later, leaving no signs of the once thriving business.
Ever thought about codfish? Did you know that it was one of the most important fish to the development of North America? Were the fish caught locally? No, they were always caught up near the Aleutian Islands. The plant was opened and operated by the Union Fish Company in 1872. The Union Fish Company is still in business today - 152 years old and counting. Read all about the fire in this weeks posting under Major Fires, Structure Fires, 1917 and 1937.
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