The fourth annual Fireboat John J. Harvey September 11th Interactive Museum Day will take place on Saturday, June, 1, 2013 from 11:00am-5:00pm at the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
The day’s events will include guided tours of the fireboat John J. Harvey, tours of the Hudson River Maritime Museum, the 9/11 Interactive Museum sponsored by the Rondout Valley School District, auctions, a raffle to win a ride on the John J. Harvey, and arts and crafts. Bring a t-shirt and have it silk-screened with an image of the fireboat!
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.
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.
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401