DELUGE

Also known as: Firefighting Tug DELUGE
Mississippi River N of Canal St. Algiers Ferry, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photo 

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By Mark Anderson. Original uploader was Ma5328 at en.wikipedia - Photo byAuthor: Mark AndersonTransferred from en.wikipedia, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4556195

License: Released into public domain

Map 

Description 

Considered the best preserved example of turn of the century fireboat, the firefighting tug DELUGE is the oldest surviving fireboat associated with the Port of New Orleans. DELUGE is an excellent example of a major port's large fireboat of the 1920s. Fireboats remain important aspects of port activities, protecting life and property afloat and ashore as an indispensable, work-a-day contribution to the nation's maritime trade and commerce. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 30, 1989

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 30, 1989
Reference number
89001427
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Water-related; Fire station
Current functions
Fire station; Water-related
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant year
1923

Update Log 

  • December 29, 2016: New photo from Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

Comments 

DELUGE
Posted December 3, 2016, by Mike Furlow (mfurlow73 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Deluge is a landmark? A few years ago, I saw the Deluge near Mandeville Louisiana rusting away. Has someone taken control of preserving the fireboat? I couldn't believe the condition the old boat was in.