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Catalog Number VT.0064.001-.002
Caption Burning of Custom Plywood Corp 11/29/1992
Description Two original VHS (Video Home System) tapes of the buring of the plywood mill on November 29, 1992.

Tape 1: shows the actual fire of the mill between 5:00 and 10:00 A.M.
Tape 2: shows the aftermath and ruins of the mill still smoldering and smoking in many places. Appears that the film may have been taken by a fire inspector or the like as it shows the ruins from every which way including from the air. One can hear the photographer breathing through a respirator.

Abnacortes Veneer, Inc., located at the foot of 35th - 37th Streets along Fidalgo Bay operated as A.V.I. from 1939 to 1969 manufacturing plywood. Between 1969 - 1992, various companies owned the mill. At the time of its destruction it was Custom Plywood Corp.
Date 1992 Nov 29
Subjects Disaster - Fire
Industry - Mill - Lumber
Credit line Donated by the anacortes Police Department, 12/16/2009
Search Terms Custom Plywood Corp.
Anacortes Veneer, Inc.
wood and wood products
plywood mill
Plywood plant
Object Name Video tape