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The New Yorker (fireboat)

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FDNY fireboat The New Yorker, moored at Castle-Garden
History
Name: The New Yorker
Operator: Fire Department of New York City
General characteristics
Type: Fireboat

The New Yorker was a fireboat operated by the Fire Department of New York City from 1890 to 1931.[1][2][3]

Her pumps were capable of projecting 13,000 gallons per minute.[1] As the Fire Department's most powerful vessel she was considered the fleet's flagship, until her retirement in 1931, when she was replaced by John J. Harvey.

Operational career

On January 18, 1909, the crew of The New Yorker rescued a young woman who had slipped on the ice on the seawall near their boat, and fallen into the river.[4] Two observers had jumped in after Albertine Decquer, and the fireboat's crew rescued all three.

On June 9, 1922, The New Yorker rescued Fannie Schecht, a well-dressed young woman who was seen trying to make her way to shore, in the middle of the Hudson.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Brian J. Cudahy (1997). "Around Manhattan Island". Fordham University Press. pp. 83, 86. ISBN 9780823217618. Retrieved 2015-06-29.
  2. ^ Clarence E. Meek (July 1954). "Fireboats Through The Years". Retrieved 2015-06-28.
  3. ^ "City Fireboat, 43 Years Old, To Be Aactioned Off Today". The New York Times. 1932-10-27. p. 12. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
  4. ^ "LEAP FROM BATTERY TO RESCUE GIRL". The New York Times. 1909-01-18. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
  5. ^ "RESCUED FROM THE HUDSON; Young Woman, Half Drowned, Is Saved by Fireboat New Yorker". The New York Times. 1922-06-09. Retrieved 2018-11-25.