Storm sweeps US landmark to Canada

From BBC - January 12, 2018

A historical building in the US has become the subject of an international dispute after it was swept away to a Canadian island during a blizzard.

McCurdy's Smokehouse in Lubec, Maine, is the last traditional herring facility in the US and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

But last week's "bomb cyclone" tore one of the five buildings from its pylons and floated it to a Canadian island.

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

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Rachel Rubeor, president of Lubec Landmarks, a nonprofit organisation that works to preserve the smokehouse, told the Bangor Daily News Canadian officials refuse to let her team salvage the building's remains, until the legal claims by Canadian scavengers can be sorted out.


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