Canada steals U.S. historic smokehouse

Tensions are high at the Canadian border after a building on the National Register of Historic Places wound up in Canada.

A winter storm last week (seems like we can’t stop writing about that thing) knocked the historic a building from McCurdy’s Smokehouse in Lubec, Maine off of its pilings and into the water, where it drifted across the narrows and ran aground on Canadian soil. At least that’s what the thieving Canadians claim happened. The old smoked-herring facility’s brining shed now sits in shallow water of Campobello Island.

Lubec authorities have complained that Canadian vandals are going to wreck the landmark before it is returned as planned next week. If that’s not a reason to go to war, we don’t know what is.

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