The familiar 1-story brick building of Scandia Propeller Service located at the corner of Union and Water St., was once known as " M.D. Thompson Propeller Adjuster". It stands as strong and sturdy today as it did since its construction in 1937, and all from demolition materials. The bricks, steel girders, and window frames were from the remains of a factory that was torn down in New Bedford’s South End.
Even before the new construction, M.D. Thompson was already a well known Fairhaven waterfront fixture in the important propeller repair business.