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Seth Low (fireboat)

The Seth Low

The Seth Low was a fireboat built for the Brooklyn Fire Department in Brooklyn, New York, which operated from 1885 to 1917.[1][2]:254–255[3] Prior to her commissioning the Brooklyn Fire Department had relied on fireboats from neighboring municipality New York City. Unlike her opposite number of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), which had hulls of iron, or steel, the Seth Low was a wooden hulled vessel.

Her namesake Seth Low was the 23rd mayor of Brooklyn from 1882-1885 and later served as the 92nd mayor of New York City from 1902-1903.[2]:255[3]

The Seth Low had a small lounge for her officers in the bows, and a small bunkroom, with four bunks, for off-duty sailors in the stern.[2]:255–256

See also


  1. ^ Clarence E. Meek (July 1954). "Fireboats Through The Years". Retrieved 2015-06-28.
  2. ^ a b c "Our firemen: the official history of the Brooklyn Fire Department, from the first volunteer to the latest appointee". Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.). Fire Dept. 1892. p. 100-102. Retrieved October 27, 2019 – via Internet Archive.
  3. ^ a b Cudahy, Brian J. (1997). Around Manhattan Island and Other Maritime Tales of New York. Around Manhattan Island and Other Maritime Tales of New York. Fordham University Press. pp. 83, 86. ISBN 978-0-8232-1761-8. Retrieved November 13, 2019.

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