ISLAND DISPATCH With The GRAND ISLAND NEWS GRAND ISLAND, NY (716) 773-7676 Vote For Local Council Candidates & Don't Miss The Publicity Fund Referendum (at top of ballot, position 3) 40 PAGES VOL. 49 • NO. 31 OCT. 30, 1992 SERVING THE GRAND ISLAND COMMUNITY SINCE 1944 Another Landmark Lost To Fire Beaver Island was the first telephoned alarm called into the Fire Company about 7 A.M. yesterday morning, sending men and equipment to the blaze that totally destroyed the Casino in the Park. Additional help was quickly obtained from Sheridan Fire Company on the mainland and five HHBHHHHHi other off Island companies, but the fully involved facility was beyond saving. Damage to the building, constructed in the late 19305, shortly after the bridges opened to traffic, was estimated at $3 million. Cause of the fire is under investigation. Fireman remained at 1 It was reported, but not confirmed however, that firemen had difficulty getting water from the State owned and maintained hydrants near the building and that water had to be obtained from the river by means of a pumper which crashed through the boardwalk while being operated. A restaurant in the Casino was well patronized by Island residents. Niagara Frontier State Park Police also had a barracks there. A ceremony was held and a plaque installed on the building several years ago to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its completion. MEK Photos by Barbl Lare For the latest update on the Casino A pumper from Sheridan Park falls through the boardwalk trying to reach I the river for water.