JOHN J. HARVEY (fireboat)

Pier 66, New York, New York

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Fireboat JOHN J. HARVEY, Pier 63

ELEVATION OF PORT SIDE STRAIGHT ON IN SHIPYARD.

Photo from the Historic American Engineering Record

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Description 

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. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER NY-335)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 2000
Reference number
00000576
Areas of significance
Maritime History; Engineering
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Water-related; Fire station
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1925-1949; 1950-1974
Significant years
1931; 1956; 1957

Update Log 

  • April 21, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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