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Fireboat JOHN J. HARVEY, Pier 63, North River, New York, New York County, NY



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Item Title


Location
North River, New York, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-335
Building/structure dates: 1931 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1957 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1975 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 2000 subsequent work
National Register Number: 00000576
Significance: When completed in 1931, Fireboat JOHN J. HARVEY utilized gasoline engines, marking the transition from steam power to gasoline. Although altered in 1957 to replace the original gasoline engines with diesel ones, HARVEY remains an intact example of an early twentieth century fireboat and remains operational, last used during the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

Subjects
Fireboats
Fire Fighting
World Trade Center


Related Names
John J. Harvey Ltd.
Henry J. Gielow, Inc.
Todd Shipbuilding And Dry-Dock Corporation
Grielow, Henry
RTC Shipbuilding
G. Marine & Diesel


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
ELEVATION OF PORT SIDE STRAIGHT ON IN SHIPYARD.
3/4 VIEW OF PORT SIDE ELEVATION LOOKING AFT. FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT CAN BE SEEN ON DECK. WATER INTAKE PORTS ARE LOCATED AMIDSHIP UNDER THE WATERLINE.
3/4 VIEW OF PORT SIDE ELEVATION LOOKING FORWARD. FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT CAN BE SEEN ON DECK AND PROPS AND RUDDER UNDER THE WATERLINE.
BOW ELEVATION, LOOKING AFT.
STERN ELEVATION, LOOKING FORWARD. PROPS AND NAMEPLATE IN VIEW.
DETAIL OF HULL CONSTRUCTION AT BOW SHOWING IRON PLATES AND RIVETS AT STEM AND KEEL.
DETAIL OF PROPS, SHAFT AND RUDDER. SACRIFICIAL ZINCS ARE ATTACHED TO PREVENT CORROSION OF METAL PARTS.
DETAIL OF WATER INTAKES FOR FIREFIGHTING SYSTEM ON STARBOARD SIDE OF BOAT UNDER THE WATERLINE. ZINCS ARE ALSO ADDED HERE TO PRESERVE THE METAL.
DETAIL OF WATER INTAKE PORT.


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