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Sep. 18, 2019 | Wednesday
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Exploring Photos with Jim Smith: Basket Factory Fire
The Basket Factory. (Jim Smith/Special)

It was the evening Friday the 13th, in January, 1961, when Niagara had one of its biggest fires. The old basket factory at the time was the Canadian Wood Products Ltd. warehouse. It was located at the foot of Melville Street, just inside the entrance to the present Niagara-on-the-Lake Sailing Club. This photograph shows the back of the building taken in the 1950s as seen from what is today the Harbor House parking lot.