Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook

Fireboat John J. Harvey

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2013/11/03

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Fireboat John J. Harvey
built: 1931, Todd Shipbuilding, NYC
length: 130 ft / 40 m
beam: 28 ft / 8.5 m
draft: 9 ft / 2.7 m
capable of pumping up to 18,000 gallons of water a minute
location: pier 66, NYC

The gala to help this vessel with funds for the Federal Save America’s Treasures Grant will be held tomorrow, monday night. More information and tickets here. It is a good opportunity to meet the volunteers who work hard to keep this fireboat running and pumping smoothly, after 82 years.

It will be held at India House, 6:30pm, 1 Hanover Square, NYC, NY 10004:

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  1. alice said, on 2013/11/03 at 20:23

    did you never find da props on harvey?

  2. vagabonde said, on 2013/11/04 at 08:16

    What a beauty! I hope many show up to support this ship and all her people. Your drawings are always so simple but so good.

  3. mageb said, on 2013/11/05 at 10:39

    Just wonderful. I posted one of mine under construction today on my blog.

    I so like your line drawings. I wish you could have known my friend Robert Miles Parker when he lived there. :)

  4. Michael said, on 2013/11/12 at 15:03

    “capable of pumping up to 18,000 gallons of water a minute” So much potential. WIll she live up to her potential?

  5. Capt. Mike said, on 2013/11/14 at 20:18

    Had a wonderful afternoon hanging out on the John J. Harvey in Oyster Bay a few weeks ago:

    http://biankablog.blogspot.com/2013/11/destination-oyster-bay-oyster-festival.html

    Even made a rainbow in the harbor with the spray. A visit is highly recommended.


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