Historic NY Fireboat Calls on Fairfield, CT
November 4, 2011
Fairfield Sun: A historic vessel caused quite a splash on a recent afternoon when, with escorts by her side, she slid around St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea and into Bridgeport Harbor.
The grande dame of note was the John J. Harvey, an 80-year-old fireboat built for the Fire Department of New York and commissioned in 1931.
After 63 years of service, she was decommissioned, sold at auction and saved from being scrapped by a small group of maritime preservationists operating under the banner, Save Our Ships New York.
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