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I took the photo below in spring 2012 on the event of 343‘s arrival in the sixth boro. It shows (from far to near) FDNY’s John D. McKean, Kevin C. Kane, and Firefighter. None of these vessels is currently owned by FDNY. McKean has gone upriver to be converted into a museum, Kane has gone to Wisconsin to become a workboat, and so far as I know, our whole upriver alliance of traffic watchers–myself included– missed her passage to Troy and then the Erie Canal, even though I traveled on the Erie twice this past November. Did anyone catch photos of Kane and not post them, I wonder?
Firefighter has gone to Greenport on the North Fork to live on as a museum.
The next four photos were taken by Fireboat Firefighter Museum volunteers.
I saw Firefighter in Greenport on December 31, 2016, but as of today, she’s at Goodison’s Shipyard in Rhode Island,
where haul out and
hull inspection and repair and
Click here for photos I took of Firefighter in the KVK, when she still worked for FDNY. The next three photos come from the Goodison Shipyard FB page.
Many thanks to Mike Hibbard for contacting me about this story.
For one of many posts featuring another retired FDNY vessel, John J. Harvey, click here.
Click here for tugster posts related for the town on the North Fork, which get lots of attention in about a month. My most recent posts were here and here. My advice is to gallivant at least twice, and once before the flotilla arrives.
Take this harbor tour to get oriented.
Captain Dave is a great tour guide as
Catch some fish.
Read about a veteran,
built on City Island in the Bronx in 1937.
Walk to a beach and take a selfie with Resolute. It was invisible but present, 10 or so miles to the northwest.
Discover research projects to ponder. More on that black spheroid soon.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
This was the tip-off photo: in the right light, the raised-metal lettering is clear. I received this photo from I.Y. last September, but never got more of the hull going abaft the US.
This one doesn’t show the lettering.
Nor does this.
So this past weekend, when I was in Greenport, I headed straight down to the water–aboard Glory, which I’ll talk more about tomorrow–and
although the light didn’t bring out more detail, the captain did. It turns out that YGs were garbage lighters, and this one had a memorable engine, although I don’t know if it’s rusty remains are still submerged. This YG was turned into a fish
processing vessel that sank at the dock and became the focus of a lawsuit.
Thanks to Ingrid Young for putting me on this search and sending the top three photos. The last three photos I took from launch Glory.
Here’s a foto I took yesterday in Greenport of
this Morehead, NC veteran of WW1!!!
At the same locstion, I took this foto. Anyone know what manufacturer this beauty is, frontal and
And from inside the post-Sandy rebuilt Scrimshaw restaurant, I’d love to know what vessel
this figurehead once graced.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Here was 4.
I’ve always found that parts of New York remind me of New England. Which parts you might wonder?
Try . . . the North Fork . . . Greenport, NY, where many vessels were built during most of the first half of the 20th century. I don’t know the story of this very lobsterboat type vessel . . . other than that it could convince me to check if the Department of Health is hiring. Check these boats from Cape Ann, Ma and parts downeast.
This blue skiff, appearing to float on a wave of nets and floats, reminds me of vessels built along coastal NJ. Check here for a 30′ Baykeeper vessel, built in Keyport, NJ.
I love this blue skiff.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.