Mine would have to be a stablemate of the “Firefighter”, the former FDNY Fireboat “John J. Harvey”.
“John J. Harvey escorting the QE2, and the QM2 out to sea”
During 9/11, and after already being retired from active service for 7 years, she sat with a crew of volunteers, and pumped non-stop for 80 hours along with other units of the FDNY while hydrant service was restored to the area surrounding the WTC.
Now a National Historic Site, and being refurbished, she can sure use all the interest due her. Stop by, and take a look at the site, which in it’s own right has a wealth of information about FDNY’s fireboat history.
Historic Fireboat John J. Harvey Restoration Project
Pretty interesting stuff…