PARIS — A rare Maine Civil Defense food truck that was once stationed on Western Avenue has been purchased and restored by a Maine businesswoman.
“I actually found it on eBay,” Stephanie Nadeau said of the 1961 Boyertown Better Built Multi-Alloy Merchandiser that she purchased for $7,800 and drove from Massachusetts to Maine.
Originally designated by Maine Civil Defense as a canteen truck to service National Guard emergencies and stationed at the Oxford County civil defense headquarters, the truck had 11,000 miles on the odometer.
Nadeau, a Kennebunk resident and owner of the Ocean Roll mobile food truck, uses it to sell lobster rolls and clams cakes. It now sits at the business on Route 1 in Arundel.
“I was looking for a concession stand. I bought it on eBay and drove it home with no brakes,” she said. The previous owner lived in Dorchester, Mass., and it had no current sticker.