The fireboat John J. Harvey will be docked at the Hudson River Maritime Museum from Tuesday, May 28, 2013 until Friday, June 7, 2013, and will be on hand on those days for area school tours. For more information, please click here or here.
John J. Harvey was built in 1931 and named for FDNY pilot John J. Harvey who was killed in the line of duty. She served the FDNY until her retirement in 1994. On September 11, 2001, John J. Harvey was reactivated to pump water because local water mains were broken in the collapse of the World Trade Center. She pumped water for 80 hours, until water mains were restored.
The story of John J. Harvey is the subject of a 2002 children’s book.
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401